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Bike to Work Day, May 13th 2010

Andrew Casteel —

We invite all members of the campus community to ride your bike or take a walk with Bike to Work Day and UC Walks events, both held this May. Participating in these events reinforces our campus's commitment to employee health, sustainability and the environment. Mark your calendar and plan to participate!

On Thursday, May 13, the Berkeley campus will participate in the 16th Annual Bike to Work Day, encouraging a low cost, energy-efficient and health promoting mode of travel. Our campus will host an "Energizer Station" in Sproul Plaza from 7-11 am sponsored in part by the campus The Green Initiative Fund. As a regional sponsor of the event UC Berkeley cyclists can enjoy goodie bags donated by local organizations, and free bicycle licensing by UCPD. Mike`s Bikes will be also available to provide free tips and tune-ups.

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Bike to Work Day is Coming!

Andrew Casteel —

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 13th this year, and since the day is so full of activities and opportunities to ride your bike and think about different ways to commute, we want to make sure you get all the info you'll need.

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Bike to Work Day, May 13th

Andrew Casteel —

On Thursday, May 13, thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will leave their car keys at home and pedal to work, school, or appointments. It is the region's 16th annual Bike to Work Day and is part of Bike Month, celebrated annually throughout May.

AC Transit will participate in the City of Oakland's Bike to Work Day event on May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at downtown Oakland's Energizer Station in Frank Ogawa Plaza where there will be free pancakes, prizes, and valet bike parking for the day.

We're encouraging AC Transit passengers to bike -- or bike and take the bus -- to the event! Participants will be able to load their own bike on the front rack of an AC Transit bus and receive two free AC Transit 1-ride tickets just for trying it out!

Throughout the region, dozens of events taking place during the month of May are designed to get people excited about bicycling and its benefits to public health, traffic reduction, and the environment. For more information about Bike to Work Day activities around the Bay Area, click here.

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Bike To Work Day...Arrives Now

Andrew Casteel —

For the 16th year, Californians are celebrating Bike To Work Day on Thursday, May 13th. If you live close enough to the office, then please dust off your bike and give it a whirl...on this one day when there's support set up throughout the Bay Area.

Here in Oakland, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland has been making preparations for this day. They have assembled the latest spots for refueling stations set up locally, and you can check this map for all the stops. Also they have provided these resources to help determine your best two-wheel routes before heading out.

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Bike commuter of the year makes light of heavy load

Andrew Casteel —

From the hills of Concord to the flats of Oakland, Alameda County's 2010 Bike Commuter of the Year totes electric grinders, saws, braces, scissors and the occasional prosthetic limb to work via her purple Rockhopper mountain bike, rain or shine. After 10 years of driving from her Oakland home to work sites as far-flung as Lafayette, Antioch and Oakley, sometimes all in one day, T.D. Fisher was fed up. "I felt like I lived in my car. I would make panicky calls to friends saying, 'I am desperate for a hike, can I see you after work?' " said the orthotist, who designs prosthetic devices for children.

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