Napa County

Bike to work

Andrew Casteel —

Thursday, May 13, is Bike to Work Day, and we encourage workers and employers to forge a bond to make it a success.

All throughout this month, employers can show support for their biking staffers and gain some positive PR by taking part in a team bike challenge. Companies and agencies that help put together a team of workers to get some great exercise, keep cars off the pavement and enjoy the beauty of Napa County in springtime can gain recognition and prizes. The challenge lasts throughout the end of May. Organizers are encouraged to visit the website of the Napa County Bike Coalition,, or for more info.

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'Bike to Work Day' is Thursday

Andrew Casteel —

Nine Napa County locations have been established as “Energizer Stations” for the Thursday, May 13 “Bike to Work Day.” May 13 is the Bay Area’s 16th annual “Bike to Work Day,” when an estimated 150,000 commuters are expected to ride to work or school. Five of those locations are in Napa, one in American Canyon, one in Yountville and two are Upvalley: the Calistoga City Hall and St. Helena Cyclery, both which will provide refreshments from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. for bike commuters.

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The warm weather has made for a better first couple days this year!

On May 1, 2009, I ventured out into a rain storm on a windy, very cold day. What a difference a year makes! The weekend was warm and sunny, making it easy to do shopping and run errands on the bike.

So far, I haven't had the need to use my automobile.

I haven't used by car since April 30. I'm hoping not to use my car for several more days.

Last year, this web site was a lot easier to use.

Last year, this web site was a lot easier to use. Last year, the graphics made it easy to see who was on each team, the standings, the classification of each team's riders and total miles for each team member at the same time. Now one must click on several pages to search for the same information.