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Bike to Work Day - May 18th, 2018

Save the Date - Friday, May 18, 2018 in conjunction with National Bike to Work Day!

Want to be a team leader for your workplace? Contact MendozaDR@muni.org to sign up. Want to host a snack station? Sign up here or contact Pierce@BikeAnchorage.org with questions.  Want to volunteer as a bike counter on Bike to Work Day? Contact BlessingBR@muni.org.

Register by creating an account on Link AK and joining the Bike to Work Day Challenge!

Anchorage Bike to Work Day is a local celebration of the national event initiated in 1965 by the League of American Bicyclists. Each May, Bike to Work Day is a celebration of community and health. Rider participation has increased 260% since 2007; last year we counted 4,189 riders! Thank you to our dedicated  volunteer counters, snack stations hosts and partners Bike Anchorage, AMATS, Parks & Rec., and the State of Alaska Health and Social Services!

Snack station map here!

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    • Environmental Health Services
    • Deputy Director: DeeAnn Fetko
    • 825 L Street, 3rd Floor, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718

Link to list of 2017 registered teams

May 2017: Bicycle Friendly Community Award extended to 2021 at Silver Level.

Anchorage received a Bronze Level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) in 2009 and a Silver Level Award in 2013. In 2017, LAB renewed Anchorage's Silver Level award for another four years. In 22 years, the League has received over 1,200 Bicycle Friendly Community applications.   There are 416 Bicycle Friendly Communities nationwide. Sitka, Anchorage and Juneau are three cities in Anchorage to receive BFC awards; UAF (Fairbanks) is a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly University.  There are various Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Alaska including Gold Level Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation. The League Smart Cycling curriculum has been used for many trainings in Anchorage.

The League was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelman, advocates for paved roads to improve riding conditions for people on bikes. Currently they are best known for bike advocacy and education. The Bicycle Friendly America program provides a roadmap or awards for businesses, communities, states and universities. 

Watch Smart Cycling videos from the League    

In 2017, there were 53 treats stations during the 6:00 - 9:00 am time slot and another 12 hosting in the 4:00 - 6:00 pm period! Click here to see the map of 2018 stations.