Bike commuters at the National Institutes of Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration can take advantage of a new program that lets them redeem $5 in credit at two D.C.-area bike shops for every 100 miles they ride to and from work, reports the Associated Press. See the story reprinted on the Government Executive magazine site.
I already want to work at NOAA just to get access to the government’s secret, accurate weekend forecasting tools. (I can’t believe they just give the best forecasts away to the public.) To get shop credit for riding to and from work would certainly take the sting out of incidental costs.
The idea was the brainchild of Jill DiMauro, owner of Proteus Bicycles in College Park, Md. by the University of Maryland campus. Well done, Jill! Bike Bucks can also be redeemed through The Bicycle Place in Silver Spring, according to the NIH Bike Club.
Hat tip to Cyclelicious.