davecole wrote:victor wrote:So to those more involved in it than I: how did Ride to Work Day go overall? It seemed to be a bit of a non-event where I work, with the number of bikes in the bike cage about the same when I left as it is every afternoon. According to BV, it was a record breaking success*. I thought that the weather might have put a lot of people off.
I did make some attempt last year to get my coworkers interested, but met with a rather lacklustre response, so I have to admit I didn't even try this year.
* This wording was from the email BV sent me with the Ride to Work Day link in it.
I reckon the numbers at Fed Square were way down on last year. To me there appeared to be quite a lot less than 1/2 the number of people as last year.
From the (BRAND SPANKING new) co-ordinator (ie: not the one that did this year's one)
Dear cycle angels,
Thanks for a fantastic effort yesterday. Despite the persistent drizzly weather we had a massive turn out across all the inner-city community breakfasts. We have so far broken all records in registering the largest number of riders in the history of Ride to Work Day...
'massive turn out'.
Well, someone must've got all the reflecto leg straps from City of Melbourne tent before I got there, eh?