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Bike to Work Week!

The city's Gary Shell Cross-City Trail and the River to Sea Bikeway are heavily featured in May during National Bike Month. National Bike Month promotes bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation.

May 12-18 is National Bike to Work Week
Members of the community are encouraged to ride their bike to work at least once this week. The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) is tracking the number of people participating in Bike to Work Week. Participants are asked to register by sending an email to with their name, company or organization name, and their preferred email address.

Why Register? 
This data will help the WMPO secure funding for the event in the future, apply for Bicycle Friendly Community and Business designation and show community support for bicycle projects. 

Registrants will receive an email confirmation and a document to help log the days biked to work. After Bike to Work Week is over, participants will receive a survey to enter their information, followed by an email indicating the total number of people who biked to work and companies/organizations with employees participating.

Click here for some safety tips for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.   

Data from 2013 Cape Fear Bike to Work Week
  • 62 participants
  • 24 employers represented
  • 2,039 total miles biked
  • 32.9 miles biked by the average participant throughout the week
  • 102 gallons of gas saved
  • $1,193.30 saved in commuting costs
  • 101,991 estimated calories burned
  • 29.14 pounds lost

UNCW had the most participants (11), followed by LS3P (10) and New Hanover County Government (8). 

      Goals for 2014 Cape Fear Bike to Work Week
  • 100 participants
  • 35 employers represented
  • 2,500 total miles biked
  • 130 gallons of gas saved
  • 40 pounds lost


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