Hundreds of cyclists converge at RiverScape MetroPark for MetroParks’ Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast
Five Rivers MetroParks invites the community to celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20, during its annual Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave.
From 7 to 9 a.m., hundreds of cycling enthusiasts will gather to enjoy a free, flying pancake breakfast, coffee, live music, cycling-related exhibitors, a photo booth and more during this celebration of human-powered transportation.
Prizes will be awarded to the team with the most riders and the team that covers the most collective miles ridden the morning of the event. Individuals can pre-register for a chance to win prizes for most miles ridden the morning of the event. Two random drawings for prizes will be awarded to one team and one individual rider as well.
Prizes include Mike’s Bike Park passes, a Pedal Wagon gift certificate, MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA) bike rentals , an Osprey backpack and Klean Kanteen water bottles.
The first 500 cyclists to pre-register their ride and check in at the Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast will receive a free gift from Five Rivers MetroParks.
For those who don’t want to ride a considerable distance, participants are welcome to park their cars at a trail access area and ride to RiverScape from a closer starting point.
“We’re so excited for the return of the Bike to Work Day Pancake Breakfast at RiverScape MetroPark,” said MetroParks special events coordinator Angela York. “It’s a special day to celebrate cycling as a form of transportation that cultivates a healthy, more sustainable lifestyle. It’s also a great occasion to highlight the region’s more than 350 miles of paved recreation trails — the nation’s largest paved trail network.”
In 2019 — the last time the event was held in-person due to the pandemic — cyclists biked 6,324 miles, saving 257 gallons of gas. Of the 432 registered riders who attended, 25% biked to work for the first time.