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May is for Bicycles!

Did you know that the month of May is National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week is May 17-21?

In celebration of this month, I have been biking to work each day and have challenged La Fonda’s staff to do the same. Those employees that take me up on my challenge will be rewarded. For every day a La Fonda employee rides their bike to work during the month of May, they will get $5. For those seriously into competition, any employee that bikes in more days than I do will be getting a $100 prize. Check back at the beginning of June for an update on the La Fonda Bike to Work Challenge. Anyone want to guess how many Ben Franklins I will be handing out? The more the merrier!

Biking to work has been fun. Other than the ubiquitous potholes that one has to avoid in Santa Fe (and they are particularly bad this year), being saddle sore, the occasional inattentive or inconsiderate automobile driver and the random bug that hits me in the face, I’ve enjoyed this new experience.

Early in the morning, it is still cool in Santa Fe, the birds are out singing and spring is springing. At the end of the day heading home, it is hotter and traffic is heavier but still the sky is crystal blue and the fruit trees are blooming so it is still a pleasure. To find out about local biking events this month, visit the City of Santa Fe’s Bike to Work page. Biking to work gets your adrenaline pumping, burns an average of 500 calories per hour, saves gas and reduces carbon emissions, so give it a try and share the road with me!

5 Responses to “May is for Bicycles!”

  1. Lucy

    Congrats Jenny! I love your idea! I hope you do indeed get to hand out a lot of Ben Franklins at the end of the month!

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  2. Art Chester

    Jenny, this post is your best yet. It puts a very personal face on who you are. Thanks for showing your commitment to a better community with your own participation, and double thanks for those staff incentives. As a retired executive, I think that both those actions are 100% “on the mark” for good management. Hope you can find room to park all the bicycles!

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  3. Andrew Ritch

    I think this is a fabulous idea. I think you will hand out 17 Ben Franklins. I will collect MY prize the first week of August when we return to the La Fonda.
    Happy peddling.

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  4. PB

    I admire your uphill trek at the end of the day and hope that many people follow your example and not just this week.

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