BTWD 2008

Bike to Work Day 2008

Spurred on by skyrocketing gas prices, concerns about global warming and the fact that it was also an official “Spare the Air” day, a record number of cyclists turned out for Bike to Work Day on May 15, 2008, according to event organizers. Concerned by predictions of high temperatures, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a Spare the Air advisory for May 15, the first of the 2008 smog season. The call to ride public transit and bikes instead of driving no doubt helped to boost participation in Bike to Work Day, despite the sweltering heat.

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