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Local politicians came out in force on BTWD 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. … The 22nd annual Bike to Work Day rolled through the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, May 12. Morning counts tallied across the counties of the region showed an increase of over nine percent compared to 2015. Adding together those who stopped at Energizer Stations with those who just pedaled by, rider count was well over 100,000 participants for the day. Refreshed and cheered on by thousands of volunteers at over 400 Energizer Stations throughout the region, participants turned a normal Thursday morning commute into a celebration on two wheels. “Every day can be Bike to Work Day,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor and MTC Chair Dave Cortese. “For this reason, MTC is committed to identifying reliable sources of funding to improve pavement conditions on our local streets and roads — making them safer for bike commuters to travel on.” Energizer Stations located near bike lanes, trails, transit stations and employment centers were crowded with bike commuters sipping coffee, fueling up on Clif bars and other goodies, and collecting their reusable, commemorative 2016 Bike to Work Day bags. Local politicians — including many MTC Commissioners — demonstrated their support of the festivities by joining commuters on their own two wheels and many helping at Energizer Stations. Elected officials included Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer; Albany Councilmember Nick Pilch; Davina Hurt, Belmont Councilmember...

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BTWD 2016 was a massive party on wheels!

The 22nd annual Bike to Work Day rolled across the nine counties of the Bay Area today, with thousands of first-time commuters joining tens of thousands of frequent bike riders to share in the spirit and excitement of this day. Refreshed and cheered on by thousands of volunteers at over 400 Energizer Stations throughout the region, participants turned a normal Thursday commute into a celebration on wheels. Hopefully you were part of the fun and excitement! Not to be outdone by the commuters themselves, and in a show of support for bike commuting, local politicians also came out on two wheels or helped at various Energizer Stations. Community members and elected officials included Albany Mayor Peggy Thomsen; Albany Councilmember Nick Pilch; Davina Hurt, Belmont Councilmember and Commute.org Board of Directors; Burlingame Councilmember Emily Beach; Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia; Foster City Councilmember Sam Hindi; Millbrae Councilmember Reuben Holliber; Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf; Oakland Councilmembers Annie Campbell-Washington, Noel Gallo, Abel Guillen and Dan Kalb; Piedmont Councilmember Timothy Rood; Jessica Manzi, Redwood City Community Development; Matthew Self, Chair, Redwood City Complete Streets Committee; San Francisco Supervisors London Breed, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Jane Kim, Eric Mar, Aaron Peskin, Katy Tang, Scott Wiener, and Norman Yee; Ed Reiskin, Director of SF Municipal Transportation Agency; Mohammed Nuru, Director of San Francisco Public Works; Debbie Raphael, Director of San Francisco Environment; Raul Peralez, San...

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BTWD is in just 4 days!

Are you ready to ride on Thursday???? The weather forecast calls for sunshine and perfect riding conditions. So strap on your helmet, oil your bike chain, check your breaks, and get ready to join us! Stop by one of the 400 Energizer Stations scattered across the nine counties of the Bay Area — there’s definitely at least one if not more on your route to work. And don’t forget to get your 2016 commemorative bag when you do. Just think of the calories you’ll burn, the CO2 you WON’T be putting into the atmosphere, and the great time you’ll have in the process! Know folks participating in the Team or Company Bike Challenges? Be sure to cheer them on all throughout the month of May as they rack up miles, really make a dent in CO2 emissions, and help our communities become even more bike friendly. So get ready to ride Thursday. And be safe out...

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