Nashville’s Bike to Work Day

On Friday, Nashville celebrated Bike to Work Day along with most of the rest of the country.


Nashville’s event was in our Public Square, in front of the relatively new courthouse.

As in most cities, people rode in from all parts of town to partake in coffee and breakfast, and to meet other cyclists.

Maybe nothing out of the ordinary, except that Nashville’s Bike to Work Day this year was the biggest ever.

The bike racks were full and the crowd was ready to be addressed by Mayor Karl Dean, who had biked in himself.

After a donut, a banana and some conversation I headed in to work with a group of friends. It was a great way to start the day.

See Lauren’s blog for another take on the day (she kindly shared her pictures since my camera is hiding somewhere)—and the official Nashville Bike to Work FB page has some great pics too.

Cycling is really taking off in Nashville these days—it’s so exciting and fun to see the number of cyclists on the street and at events like this growing.

Did your city bike to work last Friday? How’d it go?

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3 thoughts on “Nashville’s Bike to Work Day

  1. Dottie says:

    I love the photo she got of you, so relaxed with your one-handed riding.  :)

    Great to see so many people biking to work in Nashville!

  2. Klamath Falls, OR did not celebrate bike to work, but the county school bus shop did! I organized it (or tried to). 

    I did not manage to get any car-going volunteers to rescue cyclists (which we did not need, thankfully), or anyone besides me to bring in treats through out the week, but it was still a success, in my opinion. We had fully FIVE new people (we have 3 regular commuters, including me) bike in to work. All but 8 of my 60 cupcakes were eaten on Friday, and the morning orange juice was a hit, as well as the afternoon chocolate milk with a note telling people why it was a healthy drink after exercise (as if I need the excuse).

    I am especially proud to have noticed yesterday that one guy is continuing to ride in this week!

    I love the pictures, that looks like lots of fun. Are those bicycles HUNG on that bike rack?

  3. Klamath Falls, OR did not celebrate bike to work, but the county school bus shop did! I organized it (or tried to). 

    I did not manage to get any car-going volunteers to rescue cyclists (which we did not need, thankfully), or anyone besides me to bring in treats through out the week, but it was still a success, in my opinion. We had fully FIVE new people (we have 3 regular commuters, including me) bike in to work. All but 8 of my 60 cupcakes were eaten on Friday, and the morning orange juice was a hit, as well as the afternoon chocolate milk with a note telling people why it was a healthy drink after exercise (as if I need the excuse).

    I am especially proud to have noticed yesterday that one guy is continuing to ride in this week!

    I love the pictures, that looks like lots of fun. Are those bicycles HUNG on that bike rack?

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