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For Immediate Release
Bike to Work Day
Smart Trips Week
April 30, 2006 - Interested in biking to work but not sure what route to take or dont want to do it alone the first time? Meet up with one of these bike pools on May 5 and see how great it is to combine your workout with your commute and save money on gas. Free refreshments will be waiting for you when you arrive.

From the Bearden to Market Square
7:20 a.m. Meet at the Third Creek Greenway trailhead. 130 N. Forest Park Blvd.

From South Knoxville to Market Square
7:30 a.m. Meet at Island Home Baptist Church. 2323 Island Home Ave.

From North Knoxville to Market Square
7:15 a.m. Meet at Target in Fountain City. 5101 N. Broadway

From Oak Ridge to ORNL
7:30 a.m. Meet at Jackson Square

From Watt Road to ORNL
7:30 a.m. Meet at the Fireworks store on Watt Road

Bike to Work Day is part of Smart Trips Week, from April 29 to May 6, which includes the Commuter Challenge. The Commuter Challenge is open to anyone who is willing to carpool, ride the bus, bike or walk to work at least once during Smart Trips Week. In return, challenge participants save money, help improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and are entered into a raffle for some great prizes donated by local businesses. You can register online at http://www.knoxtrans.org/smarttripsweek/index.htm .

For bike commuters who would like to freshen up before work, the downtown YMCA and YWCA are offering free showers for Commuter Challenge participants. Just show up between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., with copy of your Commuter Challenge registration form and photo identification.


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