With incredible weather and over thirty commute stations providing free snacks and schwag, Seattleites had every reason to take full advantage of Bike To Work Day. Powered by Cascade and caffeinated by Starbucks, the annual event saw nearly four thousand more bikes than last year, coming in at over 19,000 cyclists.
More interesting numbers:
- The station with the highest count was the Fremont Bridge station with 1370 cyclists.
- We estimate that 266,616 miles logged by bicycle today (using the average commute length of 14 miles from the Group Health Commute Challenge).
- That’s 133 tons of CO2 that was not produced by BTWD participants.
- With 8.8million calories burned today, riders have earned 44,000 delicious tall Starbucks lattes.
Congratulations Seattle, way to kick off another terrific summer of cycling! Keep logging those commute challenge miles and enjoying our long summer days.