Capital Area Transit Partners with Commuter Services of PA for National Bike Month Promotion

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Contacts:

Bob Philbin, CAT
rphilbin@cattransit.com

Tim Beckwith,
Community Services of Pennsylvania
Tim.Beckwith@aecom.com

Capital Area Transit Partners with Commuter Services of PA for National Bike Month Promotion

Ride a bike on a bus in May and win big!

(Harrisburg) Capital Area Transit (CAT) joins Commuter Service of PA for a joint promotion during May, National Bike Month, according to Robert Philbin, CAT spokesperson.  The promotion,  Bike Month Challenge in May,  offers prizes like a Fitbit Flex, monthly free CAT passes, and other prizes simply by logging your commute and posting on social media.  To register, simply click here.

The contest is open to all CAT passengers, including the more than 1,000 monthly bike riders who use a CAT bus every month as part of their bike trip.  CAT will provide a free Monthly Pass to the winners to be announced weekly throughout the Bike Month Challenge in May promotion.

“Riding a bike and taking a bus to work not only has health benefits, but it improves the commuting environment and encourages community engagement,”  Philbin said.   CAT bikes on buses program has been growing ridership at about 10% per year in the last several years.  CAT anticipates more than 15,000 cyclists will ride a CAT bus by Labor Day this year. 

“Over the last three years, more than 34,000 bike riders used a CAT Bus, with the majority of riders located in the City of Harrisburg (16,500) followed by Cumberland County (11,200) and Dauphin County (6,600).”

The top five bus routes used by bike riders in the CAT system are:

  • Route 12
  • Route M
  • Route 3
  • Route B
  • Route 6

Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health and the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle on a bus.

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 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 today.

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