QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - You are invited to take part in the bike to work week beginning, Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th, 2019.
Bike to work week for the Quad Cities is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, encourages bicycle transportation as a way to become more active in your community, promote health and wellness, and reduce your carbon footprint.
Throughout the week, fixed-route Metro, Bettendorf, and CitiBus routes will honor your bike as your fare. All QC fixed-route buses are equipped with bike racks that accommodate two or three bicycles.
Additionally, the Quad Cities Bicycle Club will be supporting bikers who are riding into work the 13th through the 17th. They will be set up at the Arsenal Bridge and they're offering free muffins, fruit, snacks, and waters for bikers. Friday they will have breakfast burritos! They're having everyone who passes through sign a poster board and they're also helping to pump up tires and make minor bike repairs, if need be.
The Quad Cities Bicycle Club will also have a Ride of Silence Wednesday night at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island to honor those who have been injured or killed and to raise awareness for biking safety. You can find more details here.
You can learn more on the free fares offered through Metro here: