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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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BTWD Route on Fruitvale Bridge

Andrew Casteel —

On Bike To Work Day, cyclists will have the opportunity to ride in a special designated bike lane over the Fruitvale Bridge. At the request of BikeAlameda, the city of Alameda working with the city of Oakland and the county of Alameda will close the far right traffic lane of the Fruitvale Bridge in both directions from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to allow cyclists to use these lanes as bike lanes.

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Bike To Work, Get Rewarded

Andrew Casteel —

Riding a bike to work comes with lots of rewards. Planet Earth isn’t doing so hot, and riding a bike to the office can make all the difference, according to Renee Rivera of the San Francisco Bike Coalition. And that’s not all pedal pushing can do for people. Rivera says riding a bike as part of the daily grind is often faster than driving in rush hour traffic, saves money on gas, and also earns rider’s a nice, firm butt since it’s an excellent way to “stay in good shape.”

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Bike to the Movies at Alameda Theater

Andrew Casteel —

BikeAlameda welcomes the Alameda Theater to the growing list of Bike to Work Day supporters. On Sunday, May 16, the Alameda Theater teams up with BikeAlameda to create Bike To The Movies Day. Residents biking to the Alameda Theater to see any show starting between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. can purchase a matinee ticket for $6.00. rather than the regular $7.75 admission. Iron Man 2 starts on May 7 so this is a great opportunity to see a first run movie at a great price.

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Bike to Work Day: Experience biking's benefits

Andrew Casteel —

In years past, my awareness of Bike to Work Day was limited to the day it was taking place. Bicycling downtown, I would notice the increase in the number of people riding bikes and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Energizer Stations were along my route with cheerful volunteers offering coffee, tips and encouragement, and my morning mind would slowly realize what was going on.

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