National Bike-to-Work Day (Breakfast Served)

Biking to work is fun, saves money and keeps you in great shape. What better time to try it out than on National Bike to Work Day? Stop by one of Transportation Alternatives’ commuter breakfast stations on your way in for free coffee and pastries (you earned it!) courtesy of Birdbath: Neighborhood Green Bakeries. They’ll also have bike maps, guides to Taking Back NYC Streets and tons of other useful info, no matter if you’re biking to work for the first time or the five thousandth. Come say hi and meet T.A. staff, volunteers and your fellow bicycle commuters.

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