ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage area residents participated in the national Bike to Work Day event on Friday.
Green Star, a nonprofit organization that encourages environmentally safe practices, set up a bacon station on the East Chester Creek Trail for riders to visit before continuing on their way to work.
A representative from Green Star said the Anchorage Bike to Work Day started 8 years ago. They handed out reflectors and trail maps as people visited the snack station.
Bikers said they wanted to use their bicycles instead of driving to save a little money and get exercise. Bicyclist Kelly Donnelly said, "Biking to work is a much better commute to work. It gets your body moving and you enjoy the day. Anchorage is perfect for biking and you get free food on the way there."