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Power to the pedalers! Cyclists get surprise caffeine, carb infusion on bridge

Power to the pedalers! Cyclists get surprise caffeine, carb infusion on bridge
Bike-lyn Bridge: Transportation Alternatives set up shop on the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday to celebrate Bike to Work Day.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

That is the bike way to start the day.

Brooklynites who cycle to work in Manhattan had the indignity assuaged somewhat this morning when they were greeted with cups of coffee and granola bars by members of the pedal-power group Transportation Alternatives. The occasion was national Bike to Work Day, which no doubt many of the pleasantly surprised commuters observe year-round.

Kings County is New York’s bike capital, with 1.2 percent of its 1 million commuters taking two-wheelers to work, a hair more than the proportion of bike-riding laborers in second-place Manhattan and 12 times that of car-centric Staten Island, according to data from our pals at the United States Census Bureau.

Nathan Tempey is a Deputy Editor at the Community Newspaper Group. Reach him at [email protected] or by calling (718) 260-4504. Follow him at twitter.com/nathantempey.
Pick-them-up: Bike commuters Ivan Khilko and Alla Rubinstein take a break from pedaling over the Brooklyn Bridge to enjoy some free snacks and coffee courtesy of Transportation Alternatives member Nathan Oliver, right, on national Bike to Work Day.
Photo by Stefano Giovannini

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