Check out what my little bother and bicyclegirl have managed to get going for Bike to Work week at their place of employment. He writes:
My company has really gotten behind Bike to Work Week. A couple of weeks ago I had noticed on some biking website that Bike to Work Week was coming up so I had sent an e-mail to bicyclegirl saying we should do what we can to sponsor it. We started coming up with all of these ideas. We approached HR with them, and they totally got behind almost every single one.
Two weeks ago they printed up posters and promotional material to be distributed. Then we began signing up riders and managed to get about 25 people to come into work with us. Depending on where in the state people are coming from, we assigned them to commuting “guides” (myself, bicyclegirl, and couple others who’ve commuted before). I have a group ride scheduled for every day next week. HR also sported for “incentive bags” (water bottle, shoe bag, token gifts from Bike Nashbar), a complimentary yogurt/fruit cup from the cafeteria on the day you ride, power bars, and a $50 gift certificate to REI to be raffled off to one person riding in next week. We were very, very close to getting in someone from a local bike shop to give a “Commuting 101” class, had we a little bit more time and finances. Additionally, we’ve been allotted an extra half-hour off for commuting time.
We’re really excited because after all this HR kept saying, we’ll do better next year. Just hoping the weather holds out.