Great weather on deck for Bike to Work Day, featuring free breakfast around Ithaca

Area residents who bike to work or school this Friday, May 20, the local Bike-to-Work Day as part of National Bike Month, will be treated to breakfast courtesy of several Ithaca-area organizations. Breakfast stations will be available around Downtown Ithaca and Fall Creek, and on the hills around Ithaca.

A past Bike to Work Day breakfast station. Photo courtesy of Ray Weaver.

A past Bike to Work Day breakfast station. Photo courtesy of Ray Weaver.

There will be free breakfast foods and beverages and bike-related or commuting-related giveaways at several locations around the Ithaca area and Cornell University campus from 7-10am on Friday.

In Downtown Ithaca, Boxy Bikes is hosting a breakfast station at Press Bay Alley, and Ithaca Carshare and Bike Walk Tompkins are hosting a station in front of Dewitt Mall, with coffee from Waffle Frolic, bagels and pastries from Collegetown Bagels, and fresh fruit and juice.

The Sustainability Center is hosting a station at 214 Elmira Road in Ithaca’s Southwest, the Space at GreenStar has a station at their Fulton Street location along the waterfront trail, and the Finger Lakes Cycling Club will host a station on West Hill.

North of downtown, BiciCocina will be at the Quaker Meetinghouse Courtyard at the corner of Third Street and Madison Street, and AIDS Ride for Life is hosting a breakfast station at the Tabernacle Baptist Church on Cayuga Street in Fall Creek.

Cornell Transportation Services will have a breakfast station off Campus Road between Teagle Hall and Lynah Rink, Cornell University Police Department will be at Day Hall, the Johnson Museum of Art is hosting their own station at the museum, and the Cornell Wellness Program will be set up at Helen Newman Gym on north campus.

Cornell Information Technologies is hosting a breakfast station at 120 Maple Avenue, and the College of Veterinary Medicine Staff Council is hosting a station at the Cornell Vet School.

In Lansing, Tetra Tech and Borg Warner are hosting a station at 10 Brown Road in the Cornell Business & Technology Park.

Meteorologist Drew Montreul at Finger Lakes Weather says Friday will “start out sunny,” though it will get cloudier later in the day. High temperatures will rise into the upper 60s, “with a few places hitting 70 degrees” around the Finger Lakes. Sounds like good biking weather!

Organizers include the Tompkins County Commuter Challenge and the Way2Go program of Coooperative Extension of Tompkins County, which promotes sustainable transportation options including walking and cycling, mass transit options, and carpooling or rideshare plans.

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