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Gas-Free Fridays

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Date:
Friday, October 03, 2008
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Location Details:
Different Bike Lane Locations Every Friday

Get on your bike this October and celebrate “Gas-Free Fridays” with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Grab your bike and a friend or co-worker and pedal by one of the SFBC’s morning energizer stations. The SFBC will be out in bike lanes around San Francisco every Friday in October to cheer you on and help you "Fuel up" with free Fair Trade Certified coffee, tea and snacks. The SFBC wants to encourage more people to substitute one short car trip with a bicycle trip every Friday this October, because riding a bike is just a fun, healthy and easy way to get around San Francisco. Half of all driving trips are under two miles in length -- a distance easily travelled by bicycle--and these short trips are creating more pollution. 60% of the pollution created by automobile emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation, and 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions in San Francisco come from transportation. So, getting out of your car is a good thing. And the really good news is that riding a bicycle just 5 miles a day will burn an average of 55,125 calories a year -- that's 275 scoops of ice cream! See all the Energizer Station Locations,
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 10:23AM
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