Friday, June 8, 2012

Rightpoint Supports Bike-to-Work Week

Steve Samnadda, Director, Technology

True/False: Rightpoint is officially registered for the Bike Commuter Challenge.

True: It’s a little friendly and extra-healthy (not to mention green!) competition sponsored by the Active Transportation Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to making bicycling, walking, and public transit safe in Chicagoland.  In support of this effort Rightpoint would like to encourage everyone to take their bike to work June 11th thru 15th.  Even if you bike just a few blocks to a CTA stop one day during that week – it counts! 

True/False: My bike is expensive and won’t be safe outside. 

False: The server anteroom will be retrofitted for bicycle storage all week!  Tables will be moved, so you probably don’t want to book a meeting there.


True/False: Bicyclists and drivers can’t share the road. 

False: The City of Chicago has welcomed bicycling and made it a priority to add 25 miles of bicycle lanes every year.  Thanks Rahm!  (Also Jackson Blvd just became a protected bike lane)


True/False: Biking to work will make me arrive smelly and sweaty.  Rightpoint will be providing free deodorant handouts and towels during Bike-To-Work Week.  Ok, you were right about being sweaty but wasn’t it worth it? 

False: Obesity is the fastest-growing health problem in the United States.  2/3 of American adults are overweight or obese.  Being physically active can reduce risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, certain cancers, and much more.


City Of Chicago Bike to Work Week Activities

Mon-Thu, June 11-14: Spinning Alfreso, FREE outdoor spin classes at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. (map it) 6:30 am- 9am

Tuesday, June 12 - Screening of Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Millennium Park Great Lawn (map it), Dusk

Wednesday, June 13 – Wear Spandex to work day (Rightpoint only)

Thursday, June 14 - Loop Bike Tour, Free 2-hour mini-bike tour of the Loop, Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park (map it) 6:30 pm

Friday, June 15 - Bike to Work Day Rally, Daley Plaza, (map it)7:30–9:30 a.m.

Friday Rightpint– Winner of the Commuter Challenge will be announced and “grand prize” will be presented.

More Information

Roundup of the week’s events: (link)

Bike pit stop locations (free Clif bars and coffee): (link)

Goose Island’s PSA: (link)

City Of Chicago site: (link)

Want to rent a bike? (link) (link)