Bike to Work Day
Yesterday was Bike to Work Day in Knoxville, as it was in other cities, too. I decided to not wait until Friday to bike to work. I went ahead and rode in on Thursday, too. It was a great experience. I wish I had done it sooner. My commute is a bit too far for me to ride the entire way, so I ride to the bus station in downtown Knoxville, then hop on a bus and ride it out as far as I can go, then hop back on my bike and ride to work. It’s about 4 miles to the bus station, then another 4 miles once I get off the bus, for a total of 8 miles on the bike each way. Luckily, the buses have bike racks on the front, so that’s nice. Unfortunately, I got jipped out of some money each time I put my fare in the coin acceptor, so I had to put more in. I decided to buy the 20-ride pass, so I can’t get jipped again, and it saves me $0.25 each ride. The bus is very comfortable and almost empty. I think on Thursday there was one other person each way, and Friday there were three. I plan to move a little closer to work, so I don’t have to ride so far, hopefully like only 4-6 miles.