Sunday, May 13, 2012

Gear up for Bike to Work Week

  Megan Townsend, Baker and Chef for Sweet_ness 7 café

GO Bike Buffalo is teaming up with several West Side businesses to show their love for cycling and recognize Buffalo’s bike to work week, May 14 to May 18.
To kick off the week, GO Bike, formerly known as Green Options Buffalo, is encouraging cyclists to meet on their way to work between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday, May 14 at the Sweet_ness 7 Café’s Grant Street location, to enjoy a free coffee and discounted breakfast.
Tristan Trump, program coordinator for GO Bike, says that since the organization has grown in members over the past few months due to a mild winter, he expects a large number of people to participate in bike to work week.  
“Each year it gets a little bigger,”  says Trump.  “People are also preparing for gas prices to go through the roof.”
To finish off the week of cycling, Cafe Taza, located at 100 Elmwood Ave, is opening its doors from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 18, where cyclists can enjoy a free cup of coffee and a treat from Five Points Bakery.  During the commute home, cyclists can also stop by Cantina Loco at 191 Allen St. for discounted food and drinks from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  
In preparation for bike to work week, GO Bike’s staff will be assisting cyclists with bike checks and tune-ups from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., May 11 at their community workshop, located at 98 Colvin Ave. Story by Katie Anderson and Danielle Wayne; photo by Michael Hargrave and Shayna McKie