Area residents who bike to work or school this Monday, May 19th, the local Bike-to-Work Day as part of National Bike Month, will be treated to breakfast courtesy of several Ithaca-area organizations. Breakfast stations will be available around Downtown Ithaca and Fall Creek, on the hills around Ithaca, and in nearby towns.
Update: The Bike-to-Work Day was originally scheduled for Friday, May 16th, but a forecast of 100% chance of precipitation, and a high risk of strong thunderstorms, forced organizers to adopt a new date.
One of last year's Bike to Work Day breakfast stations. Photo courtesy of Ray Weaver.In Downtown Ithaca, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Creating Healthy Places program will host a breakfast outside the Dewitt Mall at the corner of Seneca and Cayuga Streets, from 7:30-10:00am, and the Sustainability Center will host a breakfast from 7:30-9:30 at their 111 North Albany Street location.
On the north side of town, Ithaca Carshare will host breakfast at Thompson Park at the corner of Cayuga and Cascadilla Streets from 8-10am; AIDS Ride for Life will host breakfast at the Tabernacle Baptist Church on Cayuga Street from 7:30-9:30; and the Friends Bike Clinic will host a breakfast in the Quaker Meetinghouse courtyard on the corner of 3rd and Madison Streets from 7:30-9:30.
On the Cornell University campus, the Cornell Wellness Program and Cornell Transportation Services will host two breakfasts from 7-9am, in front of Helen Newman Fitness Center on north campus, and on Campus Road betweenTeagle Hall and Lynah Rink.
On west hill, the Finger Lakes Cycling Club and Bike Ithaca will host a breakfast from 7:30-9:30 at the corner of Elm, Floral, and Hector. In the southwest, Tompkins Community Action will host a breakfast from 7:30-9:30 at the south end of Spencer Road. Near the airport, Tetra Tech will host a breakfast from 7:30-9:30am in their parking lot at 10 Brown Road, in the Cornell Business & Technology Park.
Around the county, Brookton's Market will host a breakfast at 491 Brooktondale Road in Brooktondale from 7:30-9:30; Good To Go will host a 7:30-10am breakfast at 21 East Main Street in Trumansburg; and White Hawk Ecovillage will have a breakfast at the corner of White Hawk Lane and Route 96B in Danby.
Organizers include the Way2Go program of Coooperative Extension of Tompkins County, which promotes sustainable transportation options including walking and cycling, mass transit options, and carpooling or rideshare plans.