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Bike to Work Day win for the Peddlers of Preservation

July 18, 2016
Kristen St.John
Bike to Work Day winning team members

For the second year in a row Stanford Libraries staff based in Redwood City won Parking and Transportation Services Bike-to-Work Day raffle. Employees on team “Peddlers of Preservation” participating this year were Michelle Paquette from Special Collections Technical Services; Michael Angeletti, Nathan Coy, Hannah Frost, and Geoff Willard of the Stanford Media Preservation Lab; and Beth Ryan and Kristen St.John of Conservation Services. All employees logged bike miles on Thursday May 12 either for all or part of their commutes.

Team members celebrated with a free breakfast on July 6 at Tootsies at the Stanford Barn and bike swag (including bike lights, reflectors, and visibility arm bands) courtesy of Parking and Transportation Services. We ate with winners Paige Le and Yara Arreola of the “Fluffy Huskies” team from the Stanford Medical Clinics. The breakfast was hosted by Ariadne Delon Scott, the Bicycle Program Coordinator for Parking and Transportation Services as well as her new colleague, Cindy Welton, Active Transportation Consultant for Stanford Health Care.

Along with the tasty breakfast, we shared favorite bike routes and commuting stories. As both Ariadne and Cindy are involved in bicycling advocacy, they offered suggestions for how to lobby for improvements to bicycling infrastructure in Redwood City and surrounding cities. Ariadne also talked about efforts to improve bike safety on campus particularly among students. In the upcoming school year all freshmen will be given free bike helmets.

As we continue to bike to work, we look forward to entering the competition and winning for a third year in a row next May! We hope other teams from SUL will join in the fun.