Anchorage cyclists embrace Bike to Work Day

Friday’s commute looked a bit different as bicyclists took to Anchorage’s streets and trails to celebrate National Bike to Work Day.

The annual event was founded by the League of American Bicyclists and is observed in towns across the nation to promote health and community. In Anchorage, the event is organized by the city’s Health Department and Bike Anchorage, a biking advocacy and education group.

This year, warm weather and ample sunshine gave Anchorage’s Bike to Work Day a boost as volunteers at sponsored treat stations passed out food and other goodies at booths across the city.

Cyclists commuting home on Friday were able stop by snack tables again from 4 to 6 p.m.

Emily Mesner

Emily Mesner is a multimedia journalist for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously worked for the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Western Arctic National Parklands in Kotzebue, at the Cordova Times and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Michigan.