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To Work on Two Wheels
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As chairman of "Bike to Work Day," District Attorney Jack
Whelan rode his bike to the Delaware County Courthouse in
Media from his home in Ridley. Joined by County Councilman
John McBlain and 911 Emergency Services Director Tim Boyce,
participants enjoyed breakfast, raffle prizes, and other health and
wellness activities on the front lawn of the courthouse.
Pictured: Delaware County District Attorney Jack
Whelan and Tim Boyce, Director, Delaware County Emergency Services

BIKE MONTH DATES AND EVENTS

National Bike Month includes an ever-expanding diversity of
events in communities nationwide - but the biggest day of the
month is Bike to Work Day. In 2017, Bike to Work Week was
May 15-19, with Bike to Work Day on May 19.
40% of all trips in the U.S. are less than two miles, making
bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased
interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it's not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of
bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.
Hundreds of American communities have been successful in
increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week
and Bike to Work Day events.
In fact, among the 51 largest U.S. cities, 43 hosted Bike
to Work Day events in 2010. The City of Denver reported the
highest rate of participation with one out of every 28 adults participating in its 2010 Bike to Work event. That effort makes a
difference: many people who participate in their Bike to Work
Day promotion as first-time commuters become regular bike
commuters.
But Bike Month is more than one day - or week! From fashion shows to group rides, local groups find unique ways to celebrate their diverse bike cultures and community pride.

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ettlement is always the wisest resolution, because otherwise - It ain't over 'til The Fat Lady sings - and
the Supreme Court denies the appeal.
Some say The Fat Lady was Brϋnnhilde, the female lead of Richard Wagner's classic opera
Götterdämmerung. Others assert The Fat Lady was the guardian angel of the San Antonio Spurs, a role scripted
by SA Express sportswriter Dan Cook, as the Spurs battled the Washington Bullets in the 1978 NBA playoffs.
While an exact attribution cannot be established, the phrase can certainly be included with Yogi Berra's
timeless expressions of sports wisdom. However, while Yogi has no peer for wrapping expressions of sports
wisdom in a puzzle, the insight of The Fat Lady is instantly clear - It ain't over 'til it's over!
The postponement of surrender which The Fat Lady represents evokes the legal strategy of Groucho Marx:
If justice prevails, I'll appeal!
In any event, finis is finis - whether at the opera... in the arena... or in the courts.

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"While musing frequently ends in whimsy, occasionally a glint of wisdom wiggles in"...
Submitted by the Honorable Stephen J. McEwen, Jr.

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