Thousands participate in Anchorage Bike to Work Day 2024

May 17—The temperature was a bit chilly at just over 40 degrees when I started my bike commute on Friday morning, participating in Anchorage's annual Bike to Work day. No matter — it wasn't raining and it wasn't too hot.

My goal was to get enough treats to substitute for my usual breakfast oatmeal. I soon found, though, that the best part about the commute was the conversations with avid cyclists, dedicated health workers, animal lovers and the many other people who enjoy getting out on Anchorage's trail system.

There were about 80 treat stations available on the map for riders to find food, caffeine, water, juice, swag and more.

Bike Anchorage sent more than 30 people around the city to count bike commuters. Bike Anchorage executive director Alexa Dobson said Friday morning that they were anticipating 3,500-4,000 riders to be counted during the day's two commute times.