WWU student wins bike donated by SSC at Joyride event
Sanitary Service Company (SSC) was the prime sponsor of “JoyRide- Pedaling Toward A Healthier Planet” on October 13th, 2010 at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, in partnership with RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and WWU’s Office of Sustainability. SSC’s sponsorship made possible presentations by Portland, OR bicycle coordinator and author, Mia Burke, to local elected leaders, citizens and the WWU community of staff and students.
To encourage community members to try bicycling, a new TREK commuter bike was donated by SSC as a door prize, from local dealer Kulshan Cycles. A random drawing held at the end of the event found Lauren Raine, a WWU Junior and Political Science/Economics major from Redmond, WA, the surprised owner of this new bike.
Lauren came to the book reading and alternative transportation fair at the suggestion of one of her professors. Raine was excited to win, saying this is the first bike she’s had since she was 11! She said she still has her old bike, but the flowers on it are just not as cool as when she was 11.
Paul Razore and SSC would like to thank ReSources for Sustainable Communities (www.re-sources.org) and WWU's Office of Sustainability (www.wwu.edu/sustain/ )for hosting the event. SSC employees, participating in the Smart Trips program of alternative transportation (www.whatcomsmarttrips.org), have avoided over 104,000 miles of car trips and 85,000 pounds of CO2 since 2006. We encourage all WRRA members to support your employees cycling, bussing, walking and carpooling to work.