Author: hallie

Do your new year’s resolutions include commuting to work by bike?

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!...

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And the final results for TBC 2017 are in

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...

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It was an awesome Bike to Work Day 2017

Did you have a great day? We certainly did! With almost 100,000 pedalers across nine counties showing how easy it is to get to work, school, etc. on a bike, it truly was a great day for bicycles, for the environment and for our communities. Many more photos will be coming, but here are just a few to highlight the day....

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Tomorrow is the big day!

Is your bike tuned up and ready to go? Do you have your helmet, flashers, bike light and other gear in good order? Have you planned out your route? Do you have riding buddies to keep you company as you pedal? The weather for tomorrow should be dry and mild, perfect for a ride to work. So whether you’re a new rider, a seasoned road veteran, travel just a few miles or cover a lot of territory on your commute, we can’t wait to share Bike to Work Day 2017 with you. Have an awesome ride! And check us out on Facebook all day long as we post photos from around the Bay Area. Don’t forget to check out the energizer stations in your area, and take advantage of Chipotle’s 2-for-1 offer when you come in with your helmet or BTWD bag. Have a great time out there, be safe, and show your friends, family and colleagues how easy and fun it can be to commute by bike and make a difference for your community, the environment and yourself!...

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Get Ready to Bike to Work on May 11!

With hundreds of Energizer Stations throughout the Bay Area ready to motivate you on Bike to Work Day and dozens of events to help you celebrate at the end of the day, be sure you are in the know about the activities near you. You don’t want to miss out on your commemorative canvas bag and other goodies! Plan your route using the 511 BikeMapper and find your local Energizer Station, as well as other Bike to Work Day and Bike Month events, at the links below. Then saddle up and start pedaling! Alameda County (more information also available here) Contra Costa County Marin County Napa County San Francisco County San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties Solano County (more information also available here) Sonoma...

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