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Cyclists Join Motorists On The Road For Bike To Work Day

Motorists are expected to share the road with thousands of bicyclists Friday morning for Bike to Work Day. The event was postponed two weeks ago because of the siege of wildfires around San Diego County.

The San Diego Association of Governments says 8,000 riders are scheduled to participate.

Nearly 100 pit stops will be set up around the county, where riders will receive free refreshments, T-shirts and encouragement.

In a tweet, BikeSD shares a picture of San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria at a pit stop on Bike to Work Day, May 30, 2014.

All pit stops will be staffed between 6 and 9 a.m., and some were to open as early as 5:30 a.m., according to SANDAG. Some of the pit stops are set to re-open in the afternoon to serve riders returning home from work.

Bike gear makeovers, tune-ups, free massages and merchandise coupons will be available at several of the locations.

The event was postponed two weeks ago after more than a dozen brush fires swept through the area, burning down 36 homes in San Marcos and blackening thousands of acres, mainly in the North County. Numerous athletic events were canceled throughout the region because of poor air quality.