Hundreds of cyclists rolled through Newport celebrating Bike to Work Week

Hundreds of cyclists rolled through Newport celebrating Bike to Work Week


BE ASKED TO UNDERGO A BACKGROUND CHECK IF NEED BE. MIKE: USING MANPOWER TO MAKE IT WORK. NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK WEEK WRAPPED UP TODAY. SHEREE: IT WAS CAPPED OFF TODAY WITH AN EVENT EARLIER THIS MORNING IN NEWPORT. MIKE: WLWT NEWS 5’S MORNING TEAM LISA COONEY AND MARK HAYES HAVE MUCH MORE. REPORTER: THE PURPLE PEOPLE BRIDGE IS A POPULAR ROUTE FOR BIKING COMMUTERS. MORE THAN A HUNDRED ROLLED THROUGH NEWPORT CELEBRATING THE CYCLING COMMUNITY THIS MORNING. THIS WAS THE 8th YEAR FOR THE BIKE TO WORK BREAKFAST, A CHANCE FOR DAILY BIKERS TO GATHER. REPORTER: IT ALSO ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BIKING IN THE QUEEN CITY. IN THE CINCINNATI AREA MOST FOLKS LIVE WITHIN FIVE MILES OF WHERE THEY WORK, SO IT’S A PRETTY QUICK BIKE COMMUTE, A LOT OF TIMES YOU GET PRIORITY PARKING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR BUILDING AND SO IT CAN ACTUALLY BE A LITTLE FASTER THAN DRIVING CAR. IT GETS YOU BACK TO NATURE, YOU CAN BE WITH YOURSELF, YOU CAN BE WITH THE COMMUNITY AND YOU JUST SEE WHAT IS GOING ON AS OPPOSED TO JUST SITTING IN THE CAR AND LISTENING TO MUSIC AND JUST BLOWING BY EVERYTHING YOU GET TO SEE WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING OUT THERE. REPORTER: NATIONALLY BIKE COMMUTING IS ON THE RISE. REPORTER: INCREASING 62% IN THE LAST 15 YEARS. BACK TO YOU. MIKE: THANK YOU. BIKE ADVOCATES SAY THAT BIKING TO WORK IS NOT JUST FOR DOWNTOWN