If you noticed more cyclists than usual during your commute this morning, that's because today is National Bike to Work Day. If you were one of the bikers, congratulations on doing your part to save the planet!
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If you didn't participate this year, cure your FOMO by checking out our social media recap.
The most scenic spot to snap a photo was definitely the set-up on the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, where free breakfast treats were accompanied by live music.
Festivities for#BikeToWorkDay near downtown#Austin this morning! Thanks to@bikeaustin@TTFAustin and Bicycle Sport Shop for the food and drinks.#bikeatx#bikingpic.twitter.com/XBXw0iJd2X— George Dearing (@GeorgeDearing)May 17, 2019
happy#BiketoWorkDay y’all!pic.twitter.com/hy1gA8illm— hiker biker (@nvironmntcarol)May 17, 2019
great to see a significant uptick in cyclists this morning! Folks came out, even with the threat of rain. Next, lets make this monthly.https://t.co/kHUUoXy3vU— Daniel Alvarado (@Citizenvelo)May 17, 2019
As promised, here are the croissants! (Huuuhuhuhuh! ) Cyclists have been stopping by for coffee and breakfast as soon as the fueling station at Pfluger Bridge opened up!#BiketoWorkDay#ATXTraffic@SpecNewsATXpic.twitter.com/FzTkVjZ4NP— Victoria Maranan (@VictoriaMaranan)May 17, 2019
Austin City Hall, which is located just off the Hike & Bike Trail in the heart of downtown, was another popular gathering spot.
#BikeToWorkDay at City Hall!#activetransportation#bike#cycling@bikeaustin@BikeATX#BikeTexaspic.twitter.com/WlYFllHwYV— Black + Vernooy Architecture and Urban Design (@BlackVernooy)May 17, 2019
Noticing fewer cars on the road this morning? Today is bike to work day! Tons of cyclists are at#Austin City Hall. This is one of several “fuel stations” across the city.@KVUE#BikeToWorkpic.twitter.com/urVXwLU0Zw— Kalyn Norwood (@KalynNorwood)May 17, 2019
Some people brought their dogs out for a ride!
Today is Bike To Work Day.#b2wd#b2wd2019#doggles @howyoubean @bikeaustinpic.twitter.com/VD3tUvI6RH— Patricia Schaub (@Patricia_Schaub)May 17, 2019
There were donuts!
It’s Bike to Work Day, Austin!
Not pictured, bike.#rideyourbike#b2wd firstname.lastname@example.org/B1gdZJImxY
Ride/stroll/roll to school day was a success! Thank you to Felicity and JP Maxwell for organizing and providing snacks and coffee!@bikeaustin#biketoschool#vivabecker#aisdproud#publicschoolproudpic.twitter.com/WSOps2kFn4— Becker Elementary (@BeckerElem)May 17, 2019
Even City Council member Ann Kitchen was spotted out and about on a bicycle.
Austin city council woman@AnnKitchenATX is also riding her#BikeToWork .@SpecNewsATX#NationalBikeToWorkDay#ATXTrafficpic.twitter.com/wlQ2X8CwLW— Victoria Maranan (@VictoriaMaranan)May 17, 2019
Not everyone was in the bike-riding spirit.
If I thought I would survive the trip, I would definitely bike to work. We need bike trails in#ATX— Andrew Collmus (@AndrewCollmus)May 17, 2019
It would take me 3 hours to get here no thanks. I drive a hybrid tho does that count for something?— Jamie McCrary (@Jamiefw007)May 17, 2019
I need a bike 1st! Someone stole mine straight from the backyard several years ago and I never replaced it. Why are ppl so naughty? I hope whoever stole my bike is biking it to work tho ☺— Lanier Plumbing ATX (@LanierPlumbingA)May 17, 2019
It would take me 2 1/2 hours to bike to work. Assuming I survived the trip. I'd get to see a lot of Metric Blvd, though.— MrEntropy5 (@mrentropy5)May 17, 2019
If you are doing#NationalBikeToWorkDay be careful out there. If you aren't, keep an eye out for bikers. I'd like to do this, but Austin doesn't think bike lanes or sidewalks are necessary all over town.— Janet L (@janetll69)May 17, 2019
But if you live near your workplace, everyday can be Bike to Work Day!
The only difference between#BikeToWorkDay and every other day... THERE ARE GLORIOUS FREE BREAKFAST TACOS EVERYWHERE!!! Thank you#Austin!!#BikeATX#BikeAustin#ATX— BikeATX (@BikeATX)May 17, 2019
my friend dubbed it “commuter halloween” and she’s right!!— hiker biker (@nvironmntcarol)May 17, 2019
But... are they hitting on us?
That and there are also a lot of good looking people outside of their cars. A nice sight to behold.— BikeATX (@BikeATX)May 17, 2019
As you can imagine, Mopac felt left out this morning.
Happy Bike Part of The Way to Work Before Realizing Your Route is Not Viable, Plus It's Really Humid And You're Sweaty AF so You Headed Back Home to Drive Day, Austin!— Evil MoPac (@EvilMopacATX)May 17, 2019