Alameda County

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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iBikeChallenge GPS coordintate gaps.

My usual ride is about 8.9 miles each way. The app logged 7.
When I looked at the log there were clearly GPS coordinate gaps (drop outs) toward the end of my ride. I was on the bay trail in Richmond with a clear view of the sky and it functioned perfectly to and from work yesterday.

My battery was about 20% when I finished the ride, could the alert at this interval screw up the app??

The time was accurate.

Just giving some feedback.

Please make this site easier to use.

Every person in the office has had trouble figuring out how to log their hours.

Some ideas......

Change "Create a riding log" to "Log Your Mileage" or something easier to identify, which takes you to a team page where you can view your mileage subtotals, team totals.....etc....

Also finding your team is a challenge as they are not listed alphabetically. I finally did a "search" and that worked.

$1 shuttle over Bay Bridge

for anyone who may not know, caltrans runs a shuttle across the bay bridge during commuter hours for a mere one dollar! i just discovered this well-kept secret last week and it is definitely worth sharing. if you need an alternative to bart to get a bike over the bridge, check this out: (scroll to the bottom for shuttle details)

this shuttle rules... thank me later ;)

My team is spending too much time on this awkward web site

Need to streamline data entry process so we can be biking or working not web surfing. Nobody here can figure out how to record a day's rides. This is taking time away from our work day.