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
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....Read More
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!...Read More
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...Read More
The big competition for Bike Month in the Bay Area starts today! From May 1 to May 31, thousands of individuals on hundreds of teams representing companies of all sizes will log their commute miles as part of Team Bike Challenge. Last year, 2,519 cyclists riding on 1,827 teams for 535 companies logged an incredible 374,080 miles — saving over 374,168 pounds of CO2 and burning close to 16,085,458 million calories. We cMany, if not all, of this year’s riders will participate in Bike to Work Day on May 11. Will you be part of the excitement as tens of thousands of cyclists pedal to work, stopping at one of 400 energizer stations along the way and helping to make a positive impact on their health and that of the environment? We’ll see you out on the road on May 11!an’t wait to see what this year...Read More
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