CAPTIAL AREA TRANSIT CELEBRATES NATIONAL BIKE MONTH WITH A ‘SELFIE’ FREE-MONTHLY PASS DRAWING EVERY FRIDAY IN MAY

(Harrisburg) —  Capital Area Transit (CAT) celebrates National Bike Month by awarding a free monthly pass each Friday in May to a bike-riding CAT bus passenger who emails a “selfie” photo of their bike and a CAT bus, to CAT at kcaine@cattransit.com.  Each Friday during the month of May, a submitted rider “selfie” will be drawn from those received and that rider will receive a free monthly pass good on any CAT fixed-route bus, spokesperson Robert Philbin said today.  

May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 20 is National Bike to Work Day, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast.  CAT transports about 1,000 bicycle riders a month, more than 12,000 bike riders a year.  That’s 12,000 cars off the roads and the number is growing every year.  “The number of bikes on CAT buses has doubled in the last three years,” Philbin said.

“National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and public transit,” he added.  “CAT encourages more folks to give biking a try – it’s great exercise, it’s a great way to see your community, and it’s easy to connect with public transit to turn an ordinary bike ride into an adventure.”  You can find a helpful “Bikes on Buses” video at https://www.cattransit.com/bikes-on-bus/ .

For a full day of fun, you might start with a bike ride in the Borough of Carlisle, catch a CAT bus and have lunch across the street from the magnificent State Capitol Building on Third Street in Harrisburg.  A leisurely bike ride along the scenic Susquehanna River, a relaxing Wi-Fi  Bikes on Buses ride and you’re back home before dinner. 

Check out www.cattransit.com routes and schedules and www.findmycatbus.com to plan your Bikes on Buses adventure today.   Email a selfie of you, your bike and a CAT bus to kcaine@cattransit.com for a chance to win a free monthly CAT pass on any Friday in May.

CAT Bikes on Buses program provides an opportunity to expand your bike ride and explore hundreds of CAT destinations in the City of Harrisburg and throughout scenic and historic Dauphin and Cumberland Counties.  Celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and public transit to enhance your life and join Americans everywhere who are out and about biking during National Bike Month. 

Capital Area Transit was incorporated in 1973 when Cumberland County and Dauphin County Commissioners and the City of Harrisburg organized CAT to provide mass transit Fixed-Route and Paratransit shared-ride services, which today conveniently and safely transport about 2.5 million riders a year in the thousand square mile capital region.  Visit www.cattransit.com, follow CAT on Facebook or Twitter at @CATTransit, or call CAT’s Public Information Office at 717-238-8304 for more information.  Where CAT Goes, Community Grows.” 

Robert J. Philbin

Director,

Public Information & Customer Experience

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