City Leaders Take Part in National Bike to Work Day

Published 05/16 2014 05:20PM

Updated 05/16 2014 06:25PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A local group is encouraging people to ride their bikes to work. The St. Joseph Metropolitan Planning Organization, along with county and city leaders rode bikes around downtown St. Joseph Friday to celebrate National Bike to Work Week.
They say riding bicycles not only promotes a healthier lifestyle but also helps the environment. In it's sixth year in St. Joseph, leaders hope more people will participate in the future.

"Some people are kind of intimidated by biking on the road because of cars. I think if we can try to do it one day to get everyone to test and see how they like it and encourage them to bike to work," stated Ty Nagle, transportation planner for MPO.

Several businesses are offering discounts to patrons who bike to their business. Bike to these businesses for a discount: Pony Expresso Cafe, Barbosas Mexican Restaurants, The Lucky Tiger, The Ground Round, Piatto 614, Delish Bakery and Foster's.

Patrons will also earn free transit rides if your board with a bicycle and the REC Center will offer a one day free pass if you bike to the center.

You could even win free gifts and other prizes just by submitting a photo of you riding. Send photos to


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