Monday, May 18, 2009

The B2W Day That Was...

Got up dark and early Friday morning to ride with some deer and head downtown to sit behind a table. From behind the table I could see hundreds of people eating pancakes. My two favorite were The Mom and The Dad.

We displayed a large map of The City and encouraged visitors to push pins in the places they travelled from. By the end of the day this was a pretty impressive display. Best of all the map ended up on display at MinusCar central.



Plenty stopped at Snakebite's vendor table - which looked suspiciously like a Big Dummy. Most of them stepped on his scale - which to me demonstrated a pretty big commitment to Snakebite's Bike To Work Challenge. It's a beautiful thing to think that some of these folks will succeed in their commitment to ride to work from May 15 to October 15.



Many of them will use their car less, saving hundreds of dollars, many of them will lose some weight, saving hundreds of dollars, and a few of them will finish the challenge with some prize money, gaining them hundreds of dollars.

Post event Mr Bite and I convened at Michelle's for lattes and additional scheming. What no work? That's right, Bike To Work Day is a holiday for me.

From there we ventured to a park not far from downtown to do more imagining of what it would take to make this...



...look more like this...



...so that more people could see things like this...



...without having to leave The City - usually in their car.

2 comments:

Snakebite said...

It was a great day!

funkyjunkie said...

looks like you need a chainsaw and some rakes :)