About Bike to Work Day
Gavin Newsom & Leah Shahum / Photo by SFBC staff
The San Francisco Bay Area's 19th annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013 with all nine Bay Area counties participating in the celebration. The event is part of National Bike Month.
Energizer Stations are located along Bay Area county commute routes where bicyclists can stop for refreshments, giveaways, and bicycling information or simply to be 'cheered on' by fellow participants. Energizer Stations will be open during morning commute hours and some will even re-open during the evening commute. Stay tuned for updated information about Energizer Station locations, Bike to Work Week activities and Bike to Work Day "after parties."
More than one million Bay Area residents live within five miles of their workplace, an ideal distance for bicycling. The work commute only represents 23% of all trips, so consider how you also may be able to bike to shop, to school, for errands, and for social events. In a world concerned with climate change, pollution, congestion and wasted time, the question should really be: Why not bike to work?
According to the 2007 American Community Survey 43,000 Bay Area residents use a bicycle as their primary means of getting to work every day. On Bike to Work Day, we expect hundreds of thousands of people to bike to work in the Bay Area, with many being first time bike commuters.
Registration is free, quick and easy. You don't need to register, but the only way to win awesome prizes is to pledge to ride. By registering you will be making a pledge to Bike to Work, allowing the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition to better calculate participation. When you register, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize.
Only Bay Area Residents (residents of any of the Bay Area's 9 official government counties) will be qualified to win prizes.