The New York Bicycling Coalition is holding its annual Commuter Contest this Thursday. From the org's press release:
This exciting competition pits bicyclists against motorists and transit riders during rush-hour traffic to determine the most efficient means of transportation. This friendly contest is designed to highlight the merits of a bicycle as a form of clean, low-cost, zero-carbon form of transportation. For the past 5 years, the bicyclist has been the winner--join us this year to see if we can make it 6 in a row!
(Results from last year's competition.)
The first 50 people to enter this year's competition will get a free safety light.
The dash starts at the Starbucks on North Pearl in downtown Albany at 5 pm and ends at the Stuyvesant Plaza Starbucks (that's 5.2 miles, according to Google).
Bonus bike fun: There's a showing of Veer, a documentary about Portland's thriving bike culture, at the Madison Theater Thursday night.
Bonus alternate transportation item: that commuter cruise between Albany and Troy is on Wednesday this week.
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