Apparently I’m still living in summer land as I rode down to the Breakfast on Bikes in sandals, shorts and short sleeve short. I’m not alone though, as my buddy Conrad was thinking the same thing. Most other folks were smart enough to at least put on longer sleeves, if not jackets and something on their legs. The sun should be out for the commute home.
I wasn’t able to get to the breakfast until after 8:30, but when I arrived there were probably 20 commuters or so, partaking of the coffee, pastries and fruit (no pizza this month…sorry Tessa!) before heading off to work.
This morning’s breakfast was a good wrap up morning for the Bike Commute Challenge. I’ll take this time to do a quick update for our team. As of today, everyone (all 3 riders) have done at least 50% of their work day commutes on a bike, and we have 221 miles total. Again ,we’re all close, so we’re not going to set any records, but I haven’t been filling up the car very much this month!
Next week we wrap up the commute challenge, but I’m hoping to still log some decent days of commuting. Eric mentioned there will possibly be a local wrap up party, and I also got this note from Stephanie at the BTA:
When will the winners be announced? We’re thrilled to unveil the news that our official Bike Commute Challenge Awards Party will be held Thursday, October 8, at Portland City Hall! Everyone who has logged at least one trip this September is welcome to join us for free Hot Lips pizza, Widmer beer, a final prize drawing, and celebration between 5:30- 7:30. If you’re in the Portland area, make it a team field trip and ride over together! Our awards ceremony will begin at 6:15. Results will be posted on the website by the following day.
Here’s a short little clip of the bikes and folks at the breakfast this morning (iphone video quality not the greatest this morning):