Salt Lake City Bike Collective Wins Planet Bike Super Commuter Award

Madison, WI (August 8, 2019) – A Super Commuter rides through every season, in all types of weather, day and night. Choosing the simplicity, health and pleasure of bicycling, a Super Commuter simply prefers to ride a bike.

Bike Collective volunteers keep the organization running. Photo by Amy Nguyen Wiscombe

Planet Bike has been recognizing Super Commuters from across the country for the past 15 years. Never before have we awarded this distinction to an organization. That is until now. We are very happy to announce that the good folks propelling the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective are our newest bunch of Super Commuter honorees.

Since 2002, the Bicycle Collective has been promoting the power of the bicycle to effectively and sustainably serve Utahns as a clean, safe and healthy form of transportation and recreation. The Collective runs a wide range of programs that include  educational clinics for kids  and adults, an earn-a-bike program, a  community bike shop  that sells refurbished bicycles and a  bike valet service  for community events. The result is that they are inspiring their larger community to make life better by bike.

The Bike Collective staff. Photo by Donna McAleer

The Collective’s staff and volunteers’ practice what they preach. Individually they rack up the miles on their two wheeled ponies. More importantly, they give their neighbors the tools and knowledge to utilize the bicycle as a reliable form of transportation that can be used to complete daily tasks such as getting to work and going grocery shopping. Since 2012, the Collective has touched the lives of over 40,000 community members and created countless new Super Commuters along the way. My goodness! That is an upward spiral of cycling righteousness.

Congratulations to the SLC Bicycle Collective. Your work is inspiring! As Super Commuter honorees, they will receive a $100 gift certificate for Planet Bike products and a few of the much-coveted Super Commuter t-shirts so they can proudly show that they embody the spirit of the SUPER COMMUTER!

 

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