Bike to Work Day: Experience biking's benefits

Andrew Casteel —

In years past, my awareness of Bike to Work Day was limited to the day it was taking place. Bicycling downtown, I would notice the increase in the number of people riding bikes and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Energizer Stations were along my route with cheerful volunteers offering coffee, tips and encouragement, and my morning mind would slowly realize what was going on.

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Jump on Those Bicycles

Andrew Casteel —

In the next few weeks, Bay Area residents will be encouraged to get outside, hop on a bike and ride. There are plenty of benefits for those who choose to take the challenge. Alameda students started their Bike to School Week yesterday. Adults can participate in a Bike to Work Day next Thursday, May 13. Alamedans working in Oakland can join the celebration at Frank Ogawa Plaza next to Oakland City Hall. A pancake breakfast starts at 7 a.m., and a press conference at the event will feature local elected officials and a prize raffle at 8:30 a.m.

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Share Your Photos for a Chance to Win a Free Bike to Work Day T-shirt

This Thursday, May 12th is Bike to Work Day and we can't wait to see how much fun everyone has on the big day.  Share your Bike to Work Day photos with us and you could win one of 5 free Bike to Work Day t-shirts we're giving away to the best photos. 

To Enter, Submit Your Photos by 5pm May 17th:

Tag your Flickr or Twitter photos with #btwd2011


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Watch "Are You Ready" - Episode 2

Andrew Casteel —

Watch Episode 2 of this 5 part series on Team Bike Challenge members getting psyched up and ready to bike to work. In this episode a cowgirl lassos her tricycle to get to work. Join in on the fun and sign up your team today. Stay posted to see how all 5 teammates get ready in the morning and what happens when they all show up at work together in the final of this 5 part video sequence!

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The Alameda Harbor Bay and Alameda/Oakland ferries announced that bicyclists can ride free the ferries all day on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 12, 2010. To get the free ride, you have to have your bike with you when you board the ferry. This is the fifth year that the ferries have participated in the annual Bike to Work Day event.

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