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Bike to Work Day, May 13th

Andrew Casteel —

On Thursday, May 13, thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will leave their car keys at home and pedal to work, school, or appointments. It is the region's 16th annual Bike to Work Day and is part of Bike Month, celebrated annually throughout May.

AC Transit will participate in the City of Oakland's Bike to Work Day event on May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at downtown Oakland's Energizer Station in Frank Ogawa Plaza where there will be free pancakes, prizes, and valet bike parking for the day.

We're encouraging AC Transit passengers to bike -- or bike and take the bus -- to the event! Participants will be able to load their own bike on the front rack of an AC Transit bus and receive two free AC Transit 1-ride tickets just for trying it out!

Throughout the region, dozens of events taking place during the month of May are designed to get people excited about bicycling and its benefits to public health, traffic reduction, and the environment. For more information about Bike to Work Day activities around the Bay Area, click here.

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Bike To Work Day...Arrives Now

Andrew Casteel —

For the 16th year, Californians are celebrating Bike To Work Day on Thursday, May 13th. If you live close enough to the office, then please dust off your bike and give it a whirl...on this one day when there's support set up throughout the Bay Area.

Here in Oakland, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland has been making preparations for this day. They have assembled the latest spots for refueling stations set up locally, and you can check this map for all the stops. Also they have provided these resources to help determine your best two-wheel routes before heading out.

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Bike to Work Day: Thursday May 13, 2010

Andrew Casteel —

Come help celebrate National Bike Month and California Bike Commute Week in May with Bike to Work Day. The Bay Area’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 13th, 2010. Bike to Work Day is an event that helps to promote commuting by bicycle. Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area is primarily funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission with the help of financial donations from event sponsors and volunteers. There are over 100 energizer stations throughout the region on Bike to Work Day where cyclists can stop by for refreshments and promotional items.

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Join us on Bike to Work Day!

Andrew Casteel —

You will be joining DPW Director Ed Reiskin and other DPW staff when you Bike to Work on May13th!

DPW and the San Francisco Bike Coalition are partners on several initiatives, including the Good Roads Campaign and the Turn Em In Campaign where SFBC members mark and report potholes and DPW responds. When you Bike to Work on May 13th, let us know if you see any potholes and we will respond right away. You will be helping us keep our streets safe!

For more information about how to get involved and prepare, visit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Bike to Work Day Events Page.

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Bike to Work Day is May 13th

Andrew Casteel —

It’s that time of year again…time for Bike to Work Day!

As part of my commitment to my Earth Day resolutions, I decided to try biking part of my epic commute. I drive 50 miles each way on any given workday, and I feel pretty bad about my carbon footprint, and my general lack of exercise that are the result of so much drive time. We’ve had a fair number of storms recently in the Bay Area, so I haven’t had a chance to try my new plan yet. I figure Bike to Work Day gives me the perfect opportunity!

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