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May is for Bicycles!

Posted in General, Uncategorized on May 12, 2010 by Jenny Kimball

Did you know that the month of May is National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week is May 17-21?

In celebration of this month, I have been biking to work each day and have challenged La Fonda’s staff to do the same. Those employees that take me up on my challenge will be rewarded. For every day a La Fonda employee rides their bike to work during the month of May, they will get $5. For those seriously into competition, any employee that bikes in more days than I do will be getting a $100 prize. Check back at the beginning of June for an update on the La Fonda Bike to Work Challenge. Anyone want to guess how many Ben Franklins I will be handing out? The more the merrier!

Biking to work has been fun. Other than the ubiquitous potholes that one has to avoid in Santa Fe (and they are particularly bad this year), being saddle sore, the occasional inattentive or inconsiderate automobile driver and the random bug that hits me in the face, I’ve enjoyed this new experience.

Early in the morning, it is still cool in Santa Fe, the birds are out singing and spring is springing. At the end of the day heading home, it is hotter and traffic is heavier but still the sky is crystal blue and the fruit trees are blooming so it is still a pleasure. To find out about local biking events this month, visit the City of Santa Fe’s Bike to Work page. Biking to work gets your adrenaline pumping, burns an average of 500 calories per hour, saves gas and reduces carbon emissions, so give it a try and share the road with me!