Updated May 18, 2017 at 5:34 p.m.
Thousands of San Diegans commuted on two wheels in Thursday’s annual Bike to Work Day, organized by the San Diego Association of Governments.
The 100 pit stops staffed by volunteers countywide attracted 10,500 visits, according to SANDAG. The volunteers offered T-shirts, refreshments, snacks and encouragement, while some added free bike repairs, tune-ups and breakfast.
As part of the event, Councilman Chris Ward led a group ride in downtown San Diego.
“The fundamental reason why we hope people bike today is to see that it’s not as hard as it might seem,” David Hicks of SANDAG told 10News. “There’s great weather here, we have 1,300 miles of off-street bike paths all over the region — and they’re growing, we’re putting a lot of money into that effort.”
Since the bicyclists will also have to ride home in the afternoon, drivers are asked to exercise extra caution.
–City News Service
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