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Alameda County

Bike to Work Day is Thursday

Andrew Casteel —

Alameda’s celebrating Bike to Work Day this coming Thursday, May 13 – eight days earlier than the national Bike to Work Day on May 21, but the early bird catches the half-price mojito, eh? (I’ll explain.)

“Bike to Work Day is a grand celebration that promotes bicycling as a healthy, fun, economical and viable form of transportation,” say the folks at BikeAlameda. And they’re putting their money where their mouth is by setting up “energizer stations” from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, corner of Park and Central; on the wooden walkway on the Harbor Bay Isle side of the Bay Farm Bridge; and at Hawthorn Suites hotel, which is on Webster Street at Pacific.

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I [bike] Oakland 2010 Bikeways Map

Andrew Casteel —

May is Bike Month, and the Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program is pleased to roll out the first-ever free map of Oakland bikeways. With an initial print run numbering over 10,000, we’ll be distributing the map at bike shops throughout Oakland and in grab bags on Bike to Work Day, this Thursday, May 13th. Come see us Thursday morning at Oakland City Hall Plaza, grab a stack of pancakes, and pick up your own copy of the map. Learn more about this year’s Bike to Work Day festivities here and download a pdf version of the map from this page.

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BTWD Route on Fruitvale Bridge

Andrew Casteel —

On Bike To Work Day, cyclists will have the opportunity to ride in a special designated bike lane over the Fruitvale Bridge. At the request of BikeAlameda, the city of Alameda working with the city of Oakland and the county of Alameda will close the far right traffic lane of the Fruitvale Bridge in both directions from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to allow cyclists to use these lanes as bike lanes.

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Bike to the Movies at Alameda Theater

Andrew Casteel —

BikeAlameda welcomes the Alameda Theater to the growing list of Bike to Work Day supporters. On Sunday, May 16, the Alameda Theater teams up with BikeAlameda to create Bike To The Movies Day. Residents biking to the Alameda Theater to see any show starting between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. can purchase a matinee ticket for $6.00. rather than the regular $7.75 admission. Iron Man 2 starts on May 7 so this is a great opportunity to see a first run movie at a great price.

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Alameda bike group gets bridge lane for a day

Andrew Casteel —

As part of National Bike to Work Week, the local cycling group Bike Alameda has worked with local officials so that one traffic lane on the Fruitvale Miller-Sweeney Bridge will be reserved for riders on Thursday Bike to Work Day, during peak commuting hours. In addition, bikers can take advantage of free tuneups, refreshments, valet parking, discounts on movie tickets, cocktails and other treats around the Island as part of Bike to Work Week — starting Saturday.

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