To promote this, ‘Smart Commute Week’ evolved in 2017 from the ‘Ride Bike to Work’ day created in 2008. The event promotes cycling, walking, running, or taking the bus or carpooling with perks of a free breakfast and discounts at local businesses in and around Muskegon.
In 2012, the ‘Ride of Silence’ joined the event with 28 participants. This special ride is held in May each year in honor of those who have lost their lives while biking.
By participating, individuals will make connections to nature and find new friends while traveling to work, school, or around their communities.
To sign-up, individuals and teams may register by providing daily logs for smart commuting choices. Participants may register online.
Recreation, improving health, and finding new friends is the sole purpose of Muskegon Area Smart Commute sponsors of ‘Smart Commute Week.’ Empowering individuals to get outside to exercise and enjoy the wildlife and environment are main goals of the organization. Active transportation and outdoor recreation improves community health and personal well-being.