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Healthy Places

Hours
Mon - Fri 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Program Director
Scott Ulrich, AICP, CNU-A 
(614) 645-5318

STUlrich@columbus.gov

Safe Routes to School
Katherine Swidarski 
(614) 645-0380 SRTS@columbus.gov

BIKE TO WORK DAY IS FRIDAY, MAY 20! 5:00-9:00PM

Join us after work at Columbus Commons for music, food, drink, and all things BIKE! 

We will be recognizing all of the new Bike Friendly Businesses that have achieved designation over the last year, celebrating our city's latest bike infrastructure investments, and releasing a new and improved Columbus Metro Bike Map!


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AN EVENT LIKE NO OTHER

Columbus Commons, our presenting sponsor, provides a truly unique backdrop for this annual event in the heart of Downtown Columbus. 

 

Bike to Work Day will officially kick off the 2016 season of Concerts at the Commons with a free concert featuring Saintseneca, an American-folk rock band from Columbus.

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BRING YOUR BIKE Complimentary bike valet parking will be provided by Yay Bikes! thanks to our friends at Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District.

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CoGo to the Commons Ride a CoGo bike to the Columbus Commons station between 5:00-6:00pm to be entered into a prize drawing! Winner will be announced at the event. You do not need to be present to win, but if the winner does not claim their prize within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

Commuting concerns LONG

NEED SOME POINTERS? Interested in biking to work but not sure where to start? 

Stop by your local bike shop
to get your bike in shape or get a CoGo Bike Share membership 

Brush up on your rights and responsibilities as a bicyclist

Plan your route
ahead of time and ride safely and confidently

Make sure to dress for the weather and have a back-up plan

Click here for more answers to common bike commuting concerns

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PROMOTE BIKE TO WORK DAY AT YOUR WORKSITE

Be a Bike Friendly Business! Notify your coworkers and employees and support their participation in Bike to Work Day. Host a Bike to Work Day event at your workplace, like a free breakfast for bicycle commuters or group ride from the office to Columbus Commons. Launch a company-wide Bike Month challenge and encourage your employees to participate in the National Bike Challenge.

 

Click here for a Business Toolkit you can use to promote Bike to Work Day and make your workplace more bike-friendly.

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JOIN THE CENTRAL OHIO COMMUTER CHALLENGE

MORPC RideSolutions, COTA, CoGo, and car2go are sponsoring a Commuter Challenge to give Central Ohio commuters the opportunity to take alternate transportation (carpool, vanpool, transit, bike, walk and car2go) and win awesome prizes at the same time! 

 

Win a $500 gift card, a $200 gift card, Chipotle for one year or other cool daily and weekly prizes. To win, simply register as a commuter and log each trip you take. The more days you participate, the more chances you have to win.

 

Registration opens May 1st, and the challenge begins June 1st. Join the Commuter Challenge today. It's easy, affordable and healthier for you and the planet. #MakeYourMilesMatter

 

Go to www.morpc.org/commuterchallenge to sign up or log into your account, then log the days you use an alternative form of transportation. 

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JOIN THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists—and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1 through September 30.

Learn more and register here