STORY AND PHOTO OF KAREN BOSSICK
Representatives from 20 Wood River Valley businesses and organizations will be out Wednesday morning to give out attaboys to those commuting to work and school by bike or scooter.
Yeah! Bike to School and Work Day is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Sponsors will be providing finger foods and giveaways ranging from breakfast burritos and pancakes to energy bars at tents along the Wood River Trail from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 11. They will also welcome cyclists with raffle tickets and bike service checks.
“We are thrilled that so many of our community partners are ready to come together again for this event,” said Kim MacPherson, Director of Community Development. “It’s great to be on the Wood River Trail with everyone.
Mountain Rides has hosted Bike Day at School and Work for a dozen years with help from the Blaine County Recreation District and others. The event is scheduled during National Bike Month and in tandem with statewide Safe Routes to School efforts.
Organizations participating in the event range from the YMCA at the north end of the bike path to Ashley’s Coffee Corner in Bellevue.
Other participants include Higher Ground, PK’s Bike Shop, The Elephant’s Perch, St. Luke’s, Blaine County and Wood River Trails Coalition, Sturtevants, Zenergy, City of Hailey and Rocky Mountain Hardware, The Senior Connection, BCRD and Sun Valley Devo, Environmental Resource Center and Climate Action Coalition, Kiwanis Club and Power Engineers.
Sun Valley Resort will have a tent along the bike path through Dollar Mountain.