9th Annual Bike To Work Day
Time & Location
About the Event
On Friday, May 17th from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM, the Transportation Management Association of Chester County (TMACC) will host more than 150 local commuters on the Chester Valley Trail to celebrate National Bike to Work Day.
For the past 8 years, local transportation advocacy non-profit, TMACC, has hosted a fun 4 mile bike ride on the Chester Valley Trail on Bike to Work Day as a way to encourage alternative commuting habits and to promote one of the trail’s main traits: it is a safe and accessible way to commute to work.
“A lot of people don’t know this about the Chester Valley Trail, but it was originally built to reduce congestion along the US 202 Corridor.” Stated TMACC Executive Director, Tim Phelps, “Although we do see a few employees commuting to work using the trail, we want to continue encouraging more people to try it once or twice a week during the riding season.”
TMACC expects to once again break registration records with their Bike to Work Day, especially because they incorporate a competitive aspect to the morning. The two companies (large and small) to bring the most riders out to the ride wins their uniquely designed Bike Taxidermy Trophy. “We started giving out this funky award a few years back and it stuck with our riders.” Said Phelps, “Our companies are really eager to win the trophy so they can display in their offices.”
The ride will start at 7:30 AM at two locations on the Chester Valley Trail: Westlakes Trailhead and Exton Park Trailhead. Attendees will ride into Wegmans in Malvern for a light breakfast and awards ceremony. To register for the event, visit www.tmacc.org.