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Feeding Cyclists who Bike to Work

posted Jun 27, 2011, 11:55 AM by WalkBike Frankfort
Walk/Bike Frankfort celebrated Bike to Work Day by serving free breakfast to commuter cyclists.

There were four locations for free breakfast: outside the Transportation Cabinet building, the corner of Shelby and Second Street, Capital City Cycles and the corner of Kings Daughters Drive and Highway 127.

The event was coordinated by Sean Nitchman, chair of Walk/Bike Frankfort's outreach committee. He was assisted by several volunteers, including Angela Mitchell, John Rodgers, John Lawson, and Melissa Calhoun.

Mike Bomford, chair of Walk/Bike Frankfort’s planning and implementation committee, participated in the celebration. He says he bikes to work most days and has a vision that more and more people will turn to this method.

“I know I’m not alone,” Bomford said. “Events like today’s make me realize that and make me feel like I’m a part of something bigger.”

Capital City Cycles owner Troy Hearn said this is the first year his store has offered food as an incentive for commuter cyclists. In the past, he has held a drawing for a free bike to spread awareness.

“The more people out there riding, the more familiar people will get with seeing bikes on the road,” Hearn said.

Cornerstone Art and Events Gallery also got in on the action by offering another location for free breakfast to cyclists.

Walk/Bike Frankfort thanks local businesses that donated food for the breakfast, including the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe and Rick's White Light Diner.