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San Jose Becomes Cycling Epicenter in May

Andrew Casteel —

Join Mayor Reed and Silicon Valley leaders at a press
conference to announce new information about the upcoming
Bike-To-Work Day (May 13), the returning Amgen Tour of
California Stage 4 Start (May 19) and preview the San Jose
Cycling Classic, a multi-pronged cycling event, May 15-20,
benefiting Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Fit for Learning
and Team In Training -- produced to celebrate the returning
Tour. Information will also be shared about the Mattson
Technology San Jose ViaVelo -- the first ever car-free "open
streets" event to take place in the South Bay.

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Why so late?

I ride from Los Altos to Milpitas and was very disheartened to see that almost all the of the energizer stations anywhere near my route open so late. Why is that? I think the best and safest time to ride is early in the morning before the heavy commute traffic kicks in. I expected the energizer stations to open at 5:30 or 6am, but itself it seems most open at 7am of later. Don't the organizers realize that people work and need to get to their jobs, and that even if they have the option to ride later in the day it is far less safe to ride then? Sorry to be downer on such a great day, but please consider opening the stations earlier next year. Thanks. Charles.

Bike to Work Day

Andrew Casteel —

Thursday, May 13th is the 16th annual Bike to Work Day, a day of promoting the health, environmental and economic benefits of bicycle commuting. On the morning of May 13, San Jose State University and the City of San Jose will have an Energizer Station at the corner of 4th Street and San Fernando Street, in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Library. This station, along with more than 200 other Energizer stations located throughout the Bay Area, will provide snacks, encouragement and a free reusable tote bag to bicyclists. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, which coordinates the Bike To Work Day activities in the South Bay, also has scheduled numerous events on that day: http://bikesiliconvalley.org/btwd

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May 13th is Bike to Work Day

Andrew Casteel —

Once a year, people join together and leave their cars at home because on May 13th its bike to work day. People all over the Silicon Valley work together on May 13th to save money, exercise and reduce their carbon emissions by riding their bikes instead of driving. This event so fun and I encourage everyone to participate.

For more information about the event and local places to meet up visit.

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Bike to Work Day — Thursday, May 13 at Stanford!

Andrew Casteel —

Get ready to bike and/or walk to work on Thursday, May 13, as we celebrate the greenest ways to commute to Stanford.
Why Bike To Work?

* Almost 40 percent of Bay Area commuters live within five miles of their workplace, a distance considered ideal for bicycle commuting.
* If every person living this close to their workplace pedaled to work on Bike to Work Day, more than 60,000 vehicles would be off the road, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 150,000 pounds.
* Bicycling or walking could save both emissions and expenses. Try our Commute Cost and Carbon Emissions Calculator for your savings.

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