Connecticut DEP Co-Sponsors “Bike to Work Day” On August 29

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Connecticut DEP Co-Sponsors "Bike to Work Day" On August 29Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance and the Taking Care Center are sponsoring a “Bike to Work Day”, Friday, August 29. Bicyclists meet between 7:00 – 9:00 a.m at Hartford’s Old State House where the Taking Care Center will provide a continental breakfast.

This event is one of the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance sponsored “Bike Everywhere” promotions held year-round throughout the Capitol region.

Commuters are encouraged to leave their cars at home and bicycle to work to provide benefits of air quality improvements from reduced automobile exhaust and reduced traffic for their community and the state of Connecticut. Individuals also benefit from bicycling to work with improving health along with reduced fuel expenditures.

Join other bicycling enthusiasts on September 13 in Bushnell Park for the second annual ‘Discover Hartford Bicycling and Walking Tour’. This is a great opportunity to see the wonderful Hartford landmarks while enhancing health and air quality.

There are three events in the “Discover Hartford Bicycling and Walking Tour” to choose from:

  • 10-mile bike tour
  • 25-mile bike tour
  • 1-hour walk

Throughout this event participants will be able to visit historical and modern landmarks within the city of Hartford. For more information on the tour and to register, please visit: www.hartfordbiketour.org.

For information on the upcoming “Bike to Work Day” please contact David Westcott at 424-3666 or david [dot] westcott [at] ct [dot] gov  John Jacobs at theTaking Care Center at 246-2201 or visit the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance website at www.wecyclect.org