Here are a few things for Northwest Austinites to know this week. 1. Bike to Work Day is Friday. The event promotes biking as a commute option and encourages people to try it out. Several businesses signed up to be fueling stations to provide riders with free coffee, snacks and merchandise. Participating businesses in Northwest Austin include Austin Beerworks, Bicycle Sport Shop, Capital Metro’s Kramer rail station, the National MS Society and Whole Foods Market.