Friday, May 8, 2009

May 14th is Bike to Work Day

Annual Bike to Work Day in the SF Bay Area is Thursday, May 14th

Bike to Work Day takes place all over Northern California with all nine Bay Area counties participating in the celebration. The event is just one of many taking place in May as part of National Bike Month.

Take the Bike to Work Day pledge to bike at least once to work (or play) during the month of May for your chance to win a new Larkspur Bicycle by Marin Bikes, Novara Commuter Kit from REI, and many other bike-related prizes. Register by May 31st to enter and win.

The East Bay Bicycle Coalition has lots of information and links on their website, including a list and map of Energizer Stations in Alameda County that will provide free beverages, snacks, and good cheer to bicyclists (tip: there will be pancakes at Frank Ogawa Plaza).

San Francisco Energizer Stations are listed here.

Los Angeles County has a cool bike-to-work calculator on their website that estimates how much gas and carbon dioxide emissions you save by choosing to bike instead of drive.

There are no special events listed for Orange County, but don't let that stop you folks down in Newport Beach. The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 11 - 15 and national Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 15. So get your bike out, form a convoy, and start rollin'!

(Hey Newport Beach: Want to generate some bike-to-work momentum in your community? This planning guide can help.)

11 comments:

maile said...

i'll be riding my bike and taking BART across the bay.

but since i usually do this, and want to do something extra, i also plan on making every trip to the grocery store on foot or bike for the rest of the month.

Taylor said...

I'll be making my daily commute by BART and foot, as I usually do. I've been doing more of my errands by bike over the past month. Go, Maile!

Dennis said...

Randa and I will carpool to work this Tuesday from Pleasant Hill and will explore the feasibility of a regular carpool schedule

Axel said...

I usually take Bart to work. I pledge to fix my bike (flat tire) so I can used it again to get around in the city.

Axel said...

I usually take Bart to work. I pledge to fix my bike (flat tire) so I can used it again to get around in the city.

Ted said...

I biked to Bart today (Tuesday) and plan to bike to Bart Thursday. I asked Terry Lippert to also bike in (she works in the City) and we will be meeting at Pleasant Hill Bart then doing our Thursday evening bike ride after work.

Pascual said...

I took BART from and then walked to a project meeting in Burlingame on Monday, and plan on biking in on Thursday.

Derrick said...

I will ride my motorcycle on Thursday. I usually ride about 3 days a week which saves me 15 mpg over taking my car.

Elizabeth said...

My husband and I will commute together on our bicycles on Thursday. One day next week I commit to walking my daughter to school, then carpooling with my husband to work.

Northgate Green Team said...

wow...this is great!
thanks so much for making these commitments :)

Anya said...

I will be taking BART/Muni to commute to and from work as usual and I pledge to search more actively for a bike to use for my local grocery shopping. Anyone looking to get rid of an old bike??