May 17 was Bike to Work Day across the LA County, and La Verne participated with its own Bike to Work Day Pit Stop, on Bonita. The stop was co-sponsored by the University of La Verne, the City of La Verne and the La Verne Bicycle Coalition.
In addition to the pit stop, the City of La Verne actively participated as an employer, encouraging its own employees to commute by bicycle. The City declared the day a casual day, held raffles, and helped staff the pit stop. And in fact, many of the City staff did ride their bikes to work. Several of the City Council members rode their bikes, or stopped by as well. It is encouraging to see the City actively supportive and leading by example.