Group urges traveling on 2 wheels this week

Commuters are encouraged to bike for its environmental and health benefits.

Commuters are encouraged to bike for its environmental and health benefits. (5/13/15)

THE BRONX - Bronx residents are being encouraged to trade in their cars or MetroCards for two wheels as part of National Bike to Work Week. 

Transportation Alternatives is celebrating by setting up cycling commuter stations around the city, including one at the Willis Avenue Bridge and East 135th Street. Riders can stop by for free snacks, coffee or even coconut water to help get their pedals going. 

Organizers say the week is designed to highlight the environmental and health benefits of biking to and from your destination. 

Transportation Alternatives is also hoping that commuters will pedal beyond this one week. The group is holding a friendly bike to work challenge until May 22 where offices can compete against each other to see who racks up the most mileage. 

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