May 11, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Bike To Work Week Highlights Multiple Events

Ozark Greenways (OG) will host the 15th annual "Bike to Work Week" during, May 16–20, to invite Springfield area residents to get to work or school at least one day during that week without a car. Whether it's riding a bike, taking public transportation, walking, carpooling, telecommuting or a combination - our goal is to highlight current alternative transportation options and support future expansion.

In honor of OG's 20th anniversary, check out their new website: www.ozarkgreenways.org .

"We need to develop our community in a way that actually makes it comfortable or feasible to walk or bike somewhere," said Program Coordinator Lori Tack. "We've been so focused on accommodating cars, that we're doing ourselves a huge misfortune by not giving bicycling infrastructure the focus it needs! Money can always be an excuse, but ultimately it takes the commitment of the public to voice their support and local leaders to take action. This infrastructure will pay for itself many times over, for generations to come."

For those who want to participate, showing support for our community trails and on-street bike routes, register representing a workplace or school at www.ozarkgreenways.org .

For more information, contact: Lori Tack, (417) 864-2015 ofc, 429-8716 cell; lori@ozarkgreenways.org OR Terry Whaley, (417) 864-2014 ofc, 840-9756 cell; terry@ozarkgreenways.org

Ozark Greenways–P.O. Box 50733–Springfield, MO 65805–(417) 864-2015–www.ozarkgreenways.org