Rep. Tom Sannicandro, who represents a part of South Framingham, will be biking to work this week, as part of the Mass Commuter Challenge. Sannicandro has created a team, Mass Legislature Bikes to Save the Planet, to encourage others to join him.
“Our natural environment is a resource that we must protect,” said Sannicandro. “When I heard about the challenge, I thought it would be the perfect way to bring attention to global warming and conservation efforts. Together, as a team, we can make a difference.”
Those interested in participating can sign up for Team Mass Legislature Bikes to Save the Planet at http://tomworksforus.com/?page_id=672. Instructions on signing up can be found here.
The Mass Commuter Challenge is the signature event of the Bay State Bike Week. Companies and campuses across the Commonwealth sign up to compete against each other.
As of Friday at 1 p.m., 189, 406 miles had been pledged by 2,795 users.
Bay State Bike Week is being observed from May 14-20. It is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike).
This morning from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Framingham MBTA station, the Framingham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee will host a meet and greet for bicycle commuters. The committee will be distributing free Bike Week items (while supplies last).