Hundreds of working professionals were expected to trade their morning drive for a ride on Friday to celebrate Bike to Work Day. The event started back in 1956 to promote healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options.
"We know that for some people, riding to work on a bike is not a choice", Bennett said. Alexandria residents will be among the thousands of area commuters cycling to work and participating in special events around the city and throughout the region.
Motorists are reminded that bicyclists are permitted to ride on most roadways in the state.
There will also be a Bike to Work day evening after part at the SLO Guild Hall from 6:30-9:30 p.m.at 2880 Broad Street.
Tom Wolf states in the official proclamation he signed, "bicycling offers a unique perspective from which we can discover Pennsylvania's scenic beauty, history and culture as we travel on our rural roads and through our historic towns, villages and cities". From 2000 to 2013, bicycling commuting rates increased 105 percent in large bicycle friendly communities, increased 62 percent across the country and increased 31 percent in non-bicycling friendly communities. "More people get to work on their bikes here than anywhere else in the state".