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‘Winter Bike-to-Work Day’ across the globe

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- A few brave souls endured the freezing temperatures, riding their bike to work Friday morning down in Stevens Point.

Winter Bike-to-Work Day is a global celebration of those who brave winter weather on their commute to school or work most days of the year. Biking is the fastest growing form of transportation, but it does come with some challenges during the winter, including cold temps, snow and even ice on sidewalks or roads.

"I mean today (Friday) was pretty extreme, being at minus-20 when I left the house. But I've been biking on for this event for the last four or five years for sure," said Dave Barbier, sustainability coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

"Biking has a lot of health benefits for individuals; it's got a lot of environmental benefits in terms of not just having people driving their cars all the time," Barbier added.

According to, Wausau ranks 166th out of 558 areas participating in the celebration.

Amanda Lojewski

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