The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) is jumping onboard with Bike Month. For the fist time, the BNMC is promoting its workers, and residents living in surrounding neighborhoods, to bike to work. In order to encourage people to hop onto a bike, rather than jump into a car, the BNMC is incentivizing workers by offering them rewards in the form of gift certificates.
The way it works is that cyclists check in to a GO Zone station in the morning from Monday May 12 to Friday May 16 (check in three times in order to compete). Any workers that choose to ride on that Friday (Bike Day) will be registered to win additional prizes. On that morning the BNMC will also be providing a free commuter’s breakfast at 927 Washington Street.
Workers participating in The Challenges are invited to attend Bicycle Commuting 101 Workshops with GO Bike Buffalo the week prior to the rally. You can learn about the workshops, along with more about The Challenges, and even how to register at the BNMC website.
For anyone wondering where to store their bikes, the BNMC has provided state-of-the-art bike accommodations for its workers at the corner of Ellicott and North Oak streets.
Hopefully, in the future there will be additional bike-to-work promotions offered by the BNMC that will include seminars on “Where to live in close proximity to the Medical campus”. After all, the closer that people live to their work destinations, the more they will be inclined to ride a bike and take public transportation. From super short jaunts in the neighborhood (see here), to short commutes along Main Street (see here), as developers continue to capitalize on the potential of surrounding blocks, the thought of commuting to work via bike will hopefully soon be a no-brainer.