Those who commute by bicycle or take the START bus to work Thursday will be rewarded with breakfast goodies during annual Bike to Work Day, sponsored by a coalition of multimodal transportation enthusiasts.
Commuters on two wheels can swing by Persephone Bakery, Picnic and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort General Store from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday for a free pastry and free coffee (if you bring your reusable mug).
New this year, commuters riding START’s Green Line — which runs from Jackson to the Stilson park and ride at the intersection of Highways 22 and 390 to Teton Village — can also reap the reward at Stilson, START Board Vice Chairwoman Seadar Rose Davis said. Davis said START is excited to partner with Bike to Work Day because biking and busing both reduce traffic in the summer.
“We’re all contributing to the solution of getting people out of their single-occupancy vehicle usage,” Davis said.
START’s participation in the program also celebrates the debut of increased Green Line service, which began May 25. Buses run between town, Stilson and the Village every 30 minutes instead of on the hour as in past summers.
The increased service will run through June 30 in what has been dubbed a pilot program. The doubled line may run for the rest of the summer if the funding is approved in town and county budgets.
Also, through June 20, anyone who rides the Green Line route can enter to win prizes from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and START, including passes for the resort’s via ferratta and bike park, Aerial Tram lift tickets, and START season passes.
Bike to Work Day is sponsored by Friends of Pathways, Persephone, Picnic, Jackson Hole Community Pathways, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Teton Village Association.
View the full START Bus routes and schedule at STARTBus.com.