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Bike to work month kicks off

by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on May 1, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:35 PM

Bike to work month in Portland kicked off on May 1st with the first of several fun events.

The Widmer Brothers of brewing fame engaged in a bike.car commuter challenge - Rob biking and Kurt driving - to launch a month of events designed to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto bikes.

Other events include a "Bike to Work Breakfast" in Pioneer Square on Wednesday, May 7th, a series of Bike Commute workshops (including several just for women), and "Mocktails on the Bridge, served at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge during the afternoon commute.

More info on bike month events can be found on the Bicycle Transportation Alliance web site.

Meanwhile, some companies are rewarding their employees who go green with a little extra green in their pocket. Alex Dupey is among those whose companies are actually paying them for each trip made by bike instead of car. Now that's "Going Green."