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Thousands participate in 'National Bike to Work Day'

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - More than 7,000 San Diego County residents are expected to give their cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles a rest Friday and pedal to work as part of "National Bike to Work Day."

Volunteers will stock 94 pit stops around the region with refreshments, snacks and t-shirts for the riders, according to the San Diego Association of Governments. Most of the stops will be staffed from 6 to 9 a.m., but some will stay open through the evening commute.

For a third year, local Bike to Work Day events will include a binational pit stop, according to SANDAG. At 1 p.m., a group of cyclists from Mexico will cross the U.S.-Mexico border at the San Ysidro Transit Center, then head back to participate in the Tijuaneando en Bici bicycle event. San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez planned to be on hand to welcome the group.

Another San Diego-area elected official, county Supervisor Dave Roberts, planned to commute through the coastal cities from Solana Beach to downtown San Diego, officials said.

Friday's rides are part of a month of events promoting cycling. More than 7,200 riders participated in last year's Bike to Work Day event, according to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

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