May 15, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Grossmont College will support the annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18 with its own “Bike to College Day,” featuring a pit stop on the El Cajon campus in parking lot 1, at the intersection of Highway 125 and Griffin Drive. The college’s pit stop, manned by students and staff, will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. and will feature free water, snacks, T-shirts, giveaways and bicycle maintenance checks.
The pit stop is being sponsored by Trek Bicycle Superstore in La Mesa, Associated Students of Grossmont College, Grossmont College’s Office of Student Affairs and Grossmont College’s Triathlon Club.
Following the morning commute, Grossmont College students will host a “Bicycle Parade” from 10 a.m. to noon in the Main Quad area on campus. This event will feature information about cycling, displays of new bicycles and accessories and a contest to guess heart rate and speed when using a stationary bicycle.
The college’s support of Bike to Work Day and bicycling as a viable, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice is part of its college wellness initiative program to promote exercise and healthier lifestyle choices for students, facility and staff. The college’s program (www.grossmont.edu/wellness) includes weekend activity groups, fitness courses and a GC Biggest Loser Blog.
This is Grossmont College’s fourth consecutive year to host a pit stop on Bike to Work Day. This year, Grossmont College will be one of more than 80 pit stops located throughout San Diego County to help cyclists on their way to work. Other educational institutions expected to participate with pit stops on that day include the University of San Diego and Miramar College. Other pit stops will be hosted by non-profits, city governments, bike shops and private companies.
Additional pit stop locations on May 18 in the East County include: City of El Cajon offices between Magnolia and Avocado avenues; Phil’s BBQ, 9816 Mission Gorge Road in Santee; State Farm Insurance, 5269 Baltimore Dr. La Mesa; and Successful Solutions, 7373 University Ave. #202, La Mesa. For a list of pit stops and more information on Bike to Work Day, visitwww.icommuntesd.com. San Diego County’s efforts in Bike to Work Day were organized by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually on the third Friday in May.