It's Bike To Work Day, so get out of your car

Time to pedal.

Time to pedal.

On Monday, we were so on board with the whole Bike Walk Week thing. But then, a steam bath worthy of Mekong Delta melted the roads and turned our heads to mush. And now that Bike To Work Day is finally here, we have a different issue: It feels more like Portland outside.

But OK. We'll ride to work, and as we cross the Stone Arch Bridge, or round Lake Calhoun, or dodge the buses at Lyn-Lake, we'll keep telling our sweaty selves that this year is going to be the year we ditch the car until Labor Day, drop 10 pounds and learn to pity the commuter stuck in the Lowry Tunnel.

Then we'll stop at the coffee shop for a 3-billion-calorie latte and a donut.


Or not. But look, this is the most bike friendly city in the country, dammit, and Bike To Work Day is a great excuse to figure out why.

Coffee and snacks will be served until 9:00 a.m. at the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, and in St. Paul's Rice Park. Later, REI Bloomington is hosting a post ride gathering from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30pm.

More events are planned for next weekend: Read about them here.

Twin Cities Bike Routes.

Twin Cities Bike Routes.

Now, go pedal your bike.