Bike to Work Day in the East Bay

On May 9, help us show all corners of the East Bay what we already know: that Everybody Bikes. Regardless of how often we do it, what bike we ride, or how far we go - Bike to Work Day is for everyone.

This event has been growing by leaps and bounds in the East Bay over the past 5 years-a 285% increase in the numbers of people riding. Bike to Work Day got its start in the Bay Area right here in the East Bay, with the first celebration organized by East Bay Bicycle Coalition members at Oakland City Hall in 1994. Keep the momentum going and join us for the 20th East Bay Bike to Work Day!

Find your Energizer Station: https://www.ebbc.org/energizer. Over 100 stations will set up on the morning of Thursday, May 9th, to hand out free goodie bags and refreshments to bicyclists. Find the station on your route! Mayors and county supervisors will also be out and about on Bike to Work Day. Find yours here! https://www.ebbc.org/btwdelecteds

Volunteer to Help with Bike to Work Day There are many ways to volunteer with the EBBC and make Bike to Work Day a huge success, and all volunteers are entered a special raffle to win a set of Monkeylights! https://www.ebbc.org/volunteer

Join us at Bike Happy Hour Party for a number of fun games, activities, live music, award announcements, New Beligum brews, Pisco Cocktails, and more! https://www.ebbc.org/node/10583

Join or Start a Team in the Team Bike Challenge The Team Bike Challenge is a great way to start commuting to work by bike, and encouraging others to ride. Join a team and earn points every day you ride. Even better, get your friends and colleagues fired up to ride this May by organizing a team, or teams. Sign-up today - although only trips logged in May count! https://www.ebbc.org/tbc

Celebrate Bike to School Day! Many schools around the East Bay are participating in Bike to School Day - find out what is happening at your school! https://www.ebbc.org/b2sd

Bike Friendly Business Awards: GU Energy Labs, Sports Basement Walnut Creek and Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center win 2013 Bike-Friendly Business Award. https://www.ebbc.org/awards

Bike Commuter of the Year Awards Every year, the EBBC recognizes two commuters as Bike Commuter of the Year. This year's awards go to Janie Pinterits from Berkeley and Steve Kersevan from Brentwood. Meet them at our Bike Happy Hour Party on May 9th! http://www.ebbc.org/bcoy

Request a Bike Buddy, Become a Bike Mentor: The Bike Buddy Program continues the good work started by our 1000 New Cyclists campaign. Our Bike Buddy Program helps people in the East Bay start riding their bikes for everyday transportation. We do this by matching new cyclists with Bike Buddies, experienced riders who will support you in your efforts. https://www.ebbc.org/NewCyclists

Get Your Workplace Ready for Bike to Work Day Businesses can be bicycle-friendly in many ways, from providing secure bike parking, shower facilities, commuter checks for bike commuting, free bike safety classes, and more. Here’s how to get started. https://www.ebbc.org/workplaces