Don’t forget to nomination your favorite bike commuter! Nominations are now open, and you have until April 3 to let everyone know about a pedaler you think is awesome, amazing, inspiring and committed to getting around by bicycle. Click here to make your nomination...Read More
Get ready to nominate your favorite pedaler on March 12! You’ll have until April 3 to celebrate his or her choice of bicycles over cars whenever possible, and the inspiration and impact that choice makes on their lives, that of others, our environment and communities. So pick your commuter and get ready to make your nomination starting March 12!...Read More
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!...Read More
BTWD was a great success this year, with many miles ridden by almost 100,000 riders across the Bay Area. But before, during and after BTWD, a group of 2,536 cyclists riding on 196 teams for 362 companies committed bike commuters participated in Team Bike Challenge — competing to win in the overall individual, team and company categories. Whether you think of Team Bike Challenge as a place for hardcore bike commuters to show what they’re made of, an amazing way to lessen the impact of CO2 on the environment or just a month-long competition that’s all about bragging rights come May 31, this year’s competition logged an incredible 295,285 miles — saving over 295,000 pounds of CO2 from entering the air and burning close to 13.3 million calories in the process! To ride in Team Bike Challenge, five individuals – friends, colleagues, family members, even strangers – join together to become a team. From May 1 through May 31 (the whole of National Bike Month), riders log their round-trip commutes to work or school (or other destinations) either through the Team Bike Challenge app or website (teambikechallenge.com). Riders keep track of their competition, accomplished quests to keep themselves motivated and their mileage by checking the leaderboard each day. After midnight on June 2 (a two-day grace period in which to log any outstanding miles), the winners can be seen...Read More
Thanks to everyone who nominated their favorite pedaler as a Bike Commuter of the Year! Please meet the 2017 winners! Alameda County: Britt and Bryce Tanner Britt and Bryce Tanner, along with their two kids Kai and Nilsa, are the first-ever Bike Commuting Family of the Year. Both engineers working in San Francisco, Britt and Bryce have their biking routine down to a science. “I was biking first,” explains Britt, “and I convinced him that it was a faster way to get everywhere, more efficient than walking. And when we had kids we just continued to do it and had to figure out ways that we could make our lives work well, still being able to bike everywhere.” For Britt and Bryce, that has meant making major life decisions around the logistics of family biking. When they moved to Albany, they made sure to buy their house close to BART and just half a block from the Ohlone Greenway. “We’ve chosen our schools based on how bikeable they are,” added Britt. “We got our orange cargo bike with electric assist so that we could bike our kids places once they got heavier,” said Britt. “It became such a pain to put the trailer on and off. I wanted to be able to get up and go just as you do with a car. I just wanted to throw the kids...Read More
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