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


Email your picture to photo@youcanbikethere.com

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!

Andrew Casteel —

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.

You can find more information here and here

Andrew Casteel —

Don't forget that your team needs to sign up for the Team Bike Challenge today to be able to record rides for every day in May as under the new rules, team members can only submit rides up to 7 days after the day of the ride.

It is possible for teams to sign up after today, but they will only be able to add rides that happened in the last 7 days before they signed up. It's still worth it to join the Team Bike Challenge after today as you can still win a $50 BART Ticket if you start a team with BART in it's name. Also, your points will still count towards your company's total points in the Company Bike Challenge even if you join after today.

But why wait, make sure all your bike rides in May count in the Team Bike Challenge by signing your team up today!