Allegra Allergy Partners With Bike Chattanooga To Offer Free Bike Share Passes During National Bike To Work Day Friday

Monday, May 15, 2017

In honor of Bike to Work Day, Allegra Allergy and Bike Chattanooga have partnered together to celebrate cycling in Chattanooga by offering locals and visitors complimentary Bike Chattanooga 24-hour Access Passes on Friday.  

Allegra Allergy will also add a bike painted with Allegra branding including its signature purple color, dubbed the ‘Allegra Allergy Bike,’ to Bike Chattanooga’s fleet for the month of May. The Allegra Allergy Bike will appear among 338 Bike Chattanooga bikes at one of the 37 stations. Those to spot the bike should post a photo of it on Twitter tagging @AllegraOTC  in order to receive a free package of Allegra Allergy. 

While May is National Bike Month, its signature event is National Bike to Work Day on Friday an annual observance on which people are encouraged to ride bicycles to work instead of driving, as a more environmentally friendly form of transportation. The main highlight of this year’s Bike to Work Day event in Chattanooga is the partnership between Bike Chattanooga and Allegra Allergy.

Community members can visit any of Bike Chattanooga’s 37 station kiosks on Friday to take advantage of the complimentary 24-hour Access Pass. Bike share system ambassadors will be placed around the city to assist customers with their ride transaction. A credit or debit card is required to initiate rental but cards will not be charged for passes. The complimentary 24-hour Access Pass includes unlimited station-to-station trips of 60 minutes or less. Trips exceeding 60 minutes will incur overage fees that will be covered by the customer. For more information about Bike Chattanooga and where stations are located, visit BikeChattanooga.com.   

"Offering free bike passes on Bike to Work Day is a small step that we’re taking to help maintain the air quality in Chattanooga, while also encouraging more people to get outdoors this spring season,” said Holly Sisson, senior marketing manager, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare. “It's also part of our commitment to supporting our community and making sure allergy symptoms don’t hold people back, so we hope everyone will take advantage of this free offering.” 

There are also activities planned throughout Bike to Work day, starting with a free Bike to Work Breakfast in River City Company’s Waterhouse Pavilion at Miller Plaza from 7:30–9 a.m., courtesy of Allegra Allergy. 

This year, thanks to Bike Walk Chattanooga, riders can follow the best routes to the Bike to Work Breakfast, as identified by a survey of local bike commuters. Local bike shops and volunteer ride leaders will once again lead group rides from various locations throughout the community and converge on Waterhouse Pavilion in Miller Plaza, donated for this event by River City Company.   

Bike commuters can stop by Trailhead Juice in St. Elmo (3211 Broad St., Suite B - near the Tennessee Riverwalk South Broad trailhead) for $1 off any juice all day. The Chattanooga Whole Foods Market (301 Manufacturers Road) will also be offering bike commuters a free goodie bag on Friday. Participants can simply let Whole Foods Customer Service Team Members know
that they biked to work to receive their free goodie bag. 

At lunchtime, riders will meet at the Bike Chattanooga Station at the corner of Riverfront Parkway and Chestnut Street at 11:15 a.m. to Pedal to the Picnic in the Passageways at the Grass Garden Inversion (730 Cherry St.). Lunch will be available for purchase from Chatter Box Cafe, and guests can enjoy music from Swayyvo and a robotics demonstration from the Mozilla Foundation. Please see www.PassagewaysChattanooga.com for more information on this series.

Finally, join Outdoor Chattanooga, SORBA, and High Point Climbing and Fitness at the Spears Avenue Trailhead at 5:15 p.m. for a fun, after-work adventure with a hydration station at Tennessee Solar Solutions.

Riders can visit GreenTripsCHA.org/biketowork for more details on times and ride start locations.  


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