You did it! On Thursday, the 24th annual Bike to Work Day (BTWD) traversed the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area under blue skies and soft breezes. Most riders stopped to pick up treats and this year’s tote bag at one of 400 energizer stations staffed with dedicated volunteers from bike coalitions, local companies and governments. Nearly 100,000 pedalers strong, the riders turned a typical May Thursday morning commute into a rolling celebration of bike riding. Lots and lots of photos are available here, thanks to the great MTC photographers! “It’s very practical for people to ride their bike to work when you live within a few miles of their job as I do,” said Rohnert Park Mayor and MTC Commission Chair Jake Mackenzie. “Get out of the single occupancy vehicles that cause a lot of the congestion on our roads. Give it a shot. This is beautiful weather and it is fun to be on your bike on a day like today!” On BTWD 2018, Mackenzie biked to an economic briefing in his home city, then continued on to his office. According to Tracey Jones, a Santa Rosa-based Kaiser Permanente doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, “If you’re just starting out bike commuting, start small – just ride once a month or once a week at first. You don’t have to go from driving everywhere to biking...Read More
Are you ready to join the biggest party on two wheels across the Bay Area? From Solano County to Santa Clara County, come out and join tens of thousands of bike commuters of all shapes, sizes and abilities as they ride to school, work, to run errands and much more! Don’t forget to stop at your favorite energizer station (or two) along the way, get your commemorative bag, have some refreshments, talk to the fabulous volunteers, and do your part to reduce your carbon footprint for the day, get some exercise — and maybe even make the commitment to make bike commuting a way of life (if it isn’t already!). It’s going to be a great day, so come join...Read More
In partnership with Motivate, owner and operator of Ford GoBike, BART is providing riders with a free one-month trial membership – giving you access to unlimited 45-minute trips for 30 days. This includes use of the new ebikes in San Francisco. Biking to/from transit or carpool is considered “biking to work,” and BART and Motivate are making it easier for you. Use your Clipper card to unlock a bike this month! Go to...Read More
Today is the last day to register for the Bay Area Bike Challenge! If you have already signed up, fantastic and we can’t wait to have you ride with us! If not, don’t delay! If you’re riding on your own, congrats on the motivation. If you’re planning to create a team, now is the time to do it! The challenge officially gets underway tomorrow, May 1 and runs through May 31 (with a grace period until 11:59 p.m. June 1 to log any outstanding miles). Remember, you need to use a ride app to register your miles during the challenge. If you use Ride Report, your miles will log automatically (and that data will be collected for use by cities across the Bay Area to help with bike infrastructure and advocacy work). If you use Strava, MapMyRide, etc., you’ll need to log your miles manually. So go to https://www.lovetoride.net/bayarea?ic=c87367db&locale=en-US and register...Read More
The clock is ticking! If you know someone who is committed to bike commuting and inspires you and your community, be sure to nominate them today!Read More
Take the Love to Ride Bay Area challenge and ride with us for the whole month of May!