In case you’ve forgotten, here’s your reminder about how you’re getting to work on Friday: Pack a bag with your dress shoes, cuff up your pants leg and bring your bike lock because it’s Bike to Work Day.
Since the forecast calls for clouds and wind with a couple showers you may also need a rain jacket, but, in Maine, cyclists are used to dealing with a little bit of questionable weather. The high is expected to hit 64 degrees so at least you should need to bundle up.
Both Portland and South Portland plan on rewarding those who saddle up and ride to work with events planned along with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Healthy Portland, Eastern Trail Alliance and East Coast Greenway Alliance.
Celebrate your morning two-wheeled commute with coffee, juice and snacks at Monument Square from 6:30 to 9 a.m. BCM Education Director Jim Tasse will be there to help with mechanical support and commuting tips.
Before heading home, swing over to Bug Light Park in South Portland between 4 and 5 p.m. for pizza, snacks and giveaways. There are a few ways to get there: a free water taxi shuttle from the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal in Portland (between 3:45 and 5:15); a ride along the East Coast Greenway; or pedaling your way along the city streets.
However you get the Bug Light, you’ll deserve that piece of pizza for leaving your car at home.