If not, maybe they should! And 2018 could be the year to do it! The 2018 Bay Area Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 10, which gives you just a little over 4 months to get ready to ride. What’s holding you back? No bike? This is a great time of year to buy last year’s models at a discount as the 2018s come in. Uncomfortable riding in traffic? Start slow by riding on weekend mornings when traffic is light to get a feel for the streets, and then work your way up to busier times of day. Don’t want to ride alone? Ask your neighbors and coworkers if they’ll ride with you to gt you started, or check in with your local bicycle coalition of congestion management office (see links to those organizations in all nine counties of the Bay Area on the right) for groups or other suggestions. Need a tuneup for your bike? Visit any one of the thousands of bike shops scattered across the Bay Area (and the staffs are often full of good ideas about routes, bike paths, etc.).

Whatever your reason for not riding before, now is the time to put it aside and start thinking about riding this year. Set your sights on joining us for BTWD 2018 on May 10!