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Bike to Work Day 2010 Rolls Through Oakland

Andrew Casteel —

May 13 dawned cool and overcast. But the sun shone from the smiles of the enthusiastic greeters at energizer stations set up for the Bay Area’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day. Cyclists received cheers, goodie bags and snacks to encourage them on their ride. Oakland rode: to school or to work, carrying children in child-seats or dogs in front baskets, bike bags loaded up for the day ahead. The streets were filled with the happy sounds of whirring chains and tinkling bells.

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Andrew Casteel —

The earliest participants in the Bay Area's Bike to Work Day have already begun to pedal to their classrooms and workplaces here in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley and throughout the Bay Area.

Energizing stations have been set up with refreshments, gift bags and a little encouragement for their efforts.

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Bike To Work Next Thursday

Andrew Casteel —

Bike to Work Day is next Thursday, May 13. Bike to Work Day is a grand celebration that promotes bicycling as a healthy, fun, economical and viable form of transportation. For the tenth year in a row BikeAlameda will run several morning energizer stations.

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You guys gotta start earlier

So, a few months ago my car died and I got a bike, and I've been working to slowly transition from bike + BART to bike commuting the whole 10 miles (each way) to work. I just started making the full commute attempt last week, and the point of this background is that I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BIKE TO WORK DAY. It's right on the timing when I'm really starting to become a bike commuter and I'm really excited and proud of myself. I really want to participate in the events and take advantage of the Energizer Stations...

But alas! All of the Energizer Stations I can see on the map start at 7:00. I have to be at work by 7:00, and my bike commute takes me the hour of 6am to 7am. I was excited to see that there were so many Stations on or near my route. However, I am very sad that none of them were open early enough for me to take advantage of and disappointed that I can't participate in this part of the event because my work schedule is just a bit earlier than most.

I'd love to see at least a limited number of Stations opening at 6:00am, for us unfortunate souls that are forced to be out that early. Maybe next year? I figured I'd comment just in case you just didn't think there'd be anyone out there that early. There are!

Come on Food Chains!

Let's go for the bicycle rack! ha,ha,ha,ha.
Please remember to update your ride log. It is not a good strategy to leave it for last minute --your colleagues may find that a little suspicious. LOL :)