MoGo is joining Detroit Greenways Coalition in supporting Detroit’s Bike to Work Day.
Bike to Work Day, which is part of Bike to Work Week, occurs throughout the U.S. and beyond as a means for encouraging more people to ride their bike to work. This is Detroit’s 13th annual event and expected to include a record number of participants and an increase of media attention.
As more greenways and bike lanes are built across the city, more Detroiters are choosing to bike to their destinations. This event is an opportunity to highlight this shift and encourage others to do the same. It’s a green, healthy, and social transportation option. This is also an opportunity to show city officials that these infrastructure investments support uses beyond recreation.
This year, event organizers will provide commemorative Bike to Work Day patches to all registered participants. Other giveaways include free MoGo passes, bike and trail-related brochures, sponsor information, and free bike lights.
Snack food and beverages will be provided at the main Downtown gathering and two additional pit stops.
Downtown Gathering: The main meet up location will be held near the Spirit of Detroit statue at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center from 7AM to 9AM (MoGo station at Larned and Woodward).
NEW THIS YEAR: Mayor Mike Duggan will address the group at 8:15AM.
Wheelhouse Detroit will provide a secure bike parking corral on site during the entire work day.
Pit Stops: Recognizing that not everyone works downtown, event partners are providing pit stops at Wayne State University (Old Main on Cass, MoGo station at Cass and Hancock) and New Center Park (MoGo station at West Grand Blvd. and Second Ave.)
Commuter Convoys A traditional component of Detroit’s events are the morning group bike rides from the suburbs to Downtown. Similar routes as previous years are expected: Lafayette, Gratiot, Woodward, Grand River, Hamtramck, and Michigan Avenue.
MoGo invites all of its members to participate. Please register at http://detroitgreenways.org/bike-to-work-day/