Anchorage bikes to work; the annual tradition of cycling and snack stops

Published: May. 18, 2018 at 5:44 AM AKDT
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Dating back to the mid 60's when the day was established by a cycling organization, Anchorage residents geared up, literally, for a ride to their workplaces Friday.

Bike to Work Day has been adopted locally in Anchorage for years in celebration of the national event with the League of American Bicyclists to promote community and good health.

According to the Municipality of Anchorage, rider turnout has continued to steadily increase, rising 260 percent since 2007. They said in 2017, a total of 4,189 riders were counted by their team.

The municipality stated that Anchorage received a bronze-level award as a Bicycle Friendly Community, or BFC, back in 2009 and a silver-level award in 2013. In 2017, the Leage of American Bicyclists extended the silver-level for another four years.

For some riders, there's a little extra something to get them out and moving early in the morning. The treat stations, which open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., definitely have some fans. Some sites even serve up hot bacon for bicyclists on the go.

A complete list of 2018's snack stops can be found embedded below: