Cyclists, businesses take part in Nashville's 'Bike to Work Day'

Posted at 3:20 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 18:32:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Local cyclists and businesses took part in Nashville's "Bike to Work Day."

Friday wrapped up the week-long Nashville Connector's Commuter Challenge. It asked people to pledge to carpool, bike, walk or use public transit to get to work at least once this week.

The challenge was created in an effort to encourage people to try more sustainable transit options to help eliminate congestion and pollution and increase health.

About 40 downtown businesses including Postmates, CMT, Alliance Bernstein and Vanderbilt University took part in the challenge.

cyclists met up outside the courthouse Friday for breakfast on their way to work. Activists say it's all about making small changes.

Walk-Bike's full schedule of events and campaigns are listed on their website.