Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ride on — if you can

Tomorrow is Bike to Work Day, sponsored by the city of Tracy. Of course, per the city's own statistics, fewer than 66 percent of the city's workforce will actually be able to bike to work.

That's because Tracy is a commuter town. And for those who work over the hill, riding a bike to work is probably a little bit out of the question — unless you get creative. Say, by riding to the downtown Tracy Transit Station and hopping a bus to the Altamont Commuter Express, or just riding your cycle to ACE in the first place.

Still, the turnout at the Tracy Transit Station celebratory gathering from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday might be a little smaller than anticiapted. Which is too bad, because the whole get out of your car concept is something Tracy badly needs to work on.

But don't feel too bad if you can't do the cycling thing. I won't be biking to work, either — I'll be walking, just like every other day.

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