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Portland marks National Bike to Work Day (WMTW)

By May 23, 2013Coalition News, Events


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Portland marks National Bike to Work Day

City also gets good rating in bicycle survey

PORTLAND, Maine —The city of Portland and the Maine Bicycle Coalition hosted a Friday morning event in Monument Square to celebrate National Bike to Work Day.


Bicyclists got snacks, drinks, prizes and safety tips.

“There’s an incredible range of people who have discovered that bike commuting is fun. It’s healthy, it’s affordable, it’s good for the environment and once you try it, you realize that it’s a really great way to go,” said Nancy Grant, executive director of the Maine Bicycle Coalition.

Bike to Work Day occurred at the same time Portland was ranked the 36th best city out of 100 for bicycle riding. The rating from included factors such as hills, traffic and bike lanes.

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