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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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Andrew Casteel —

David Levin, MD, an OB-GYN at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, has been riding a bicycle to work for more than three decades. He took a moment during a recent commute to talk about why everyone should try bike commuting on the 16th annual Bike to Work Day coming up this Thursday May, 13th.

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Andrew Casteel —

Most cities in the Bay Area are gearing up for Bike to Work Day this Thursday, with numerous activities to encourage people to make riding to work a more enjoyable and routine part of life. In San Jose, the city has planned a whole week of events. The San Jose Cycling Classic will kick off with Bike to Work Day and finish with the Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 on Wednesday, May 19th, where luminaries like Lance Armstrong will race through the streets of the capital of Silicon Valley.

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Errors in automated point tallying?

I am a novice rider. Before creating a new ride today I had 33 points and 46 miles. I created a new ride today and I commuted 14 miles round trip. If I understand the points system correctly, I should have received 3 'daily trip' points as a novice, 2 'daily mileage' points for 14 miles, and 4 '50 mile' medal points for surpassing 50 miles, all totaling 9 points. But, after I submitted the trip I only received 6 points, for a total of 39! The mileage correctly jumped to 60. I am assuming the missing three points are from not getting the 3 'daily trip' points. Because of the way the website is set up it is impossible to track how many points someone has earned each day.....it relies on trusting the automated point tally, which didn't seem to work in this case. It would be nice to track your progress and be able to compare one day to the next. It also would be nice to have on the leaderboard the actual rankings like 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.....which I thought was the function of a leaderboard.