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Bike To Work Next Thursday

Andrew Casteel —

Bike to Work Day is next Thursday, May 13. Bike to Work Day is a grand celebration that promotes bicycling as a healthy, fun, economical and viable form of transportation. For the tenth year in a row BikeAlameda will run several morning energizer stations.

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Andrew Casteel —

Some bicycle advocates have called 2010 the year of the bike. Across the country, cities are seeing growing numbers of people biking, and in the Bay Area tomorrow, that pedal power will be on vivid display for Bike to Work Day.

Last year in San Francisco, the SFMTA counted a record 200,000 cyclists for Bike to Work Day and considering the exciting changes that have been happening on the city's main thoroughfare, Market Street, in the last few weeks, those numbers are likely to dramatically shoot up Wednesday. The SFBC is planning 27 energizer stations across the city. Mayor Gavin Newsom and nearly every member of the Board of Supervisors plans to take part in VIP rides.

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Andrew Casteel —

It’s Bike To Work Day 2010 in San Francisco, a city where people take their biking seriously. As famous as San Francisco is for its bicycle-friendly attitude, transportation planning for the city remains a highly contested issue. Bicyclists always want more bike lanes, while the opposition will go to court to prevent painting new “sharrows” on the streets. For city policymakers, proving things like the demand for new bike routes is not as simple as it sounds, which is where mobile location-based technology comes in handy.

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Andrew Casteel —

Bay Area commuters are being encouraged to trade four wheels in for two as part of Bike to Work Day on Thursday, with events scheduled throughout the region to celebrate the benefits of commuting by bicycle. Hundreds of thousands of Bay Area bicyclists are expected to participate Thursday, according to Andrew Casteel, executive director of the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, which is helping to organize events regionwide. Casteel said it is estimated that about 3 percent of Bay Area commuters already bike to work, and that number usually spikes on Bike to Work Days, typically held in May, which is National Bike Month.

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16TH ANNUAL SONOMA COUNTY BIKE TO WORK DAY, MAY 13TH

Andrew Casteel —

May is National Bike Month, and Thursday, May 13th marks Sonoma County’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day, a celebration of bicycling as a healthy, fun and viable form of everyday transportation.

“Whether you want to save money, improve your health, or protect the environment,” says Sandra Lupien, Bike to Work Coordinator at Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, “biking to work is a great way to do it. Almost everyone can bike to work at least some of the time, and Bike to Work Day is the perfect time to get started.”

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