Bike to Work Day - May 12, 2016

Join thousands of regular and first-time bike commuters across the Bay Area for the 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Across San Mateo County, more than 40 energizer stations will give cyclists a chance to stop for a snack, tote bag with goodies, and good cheer. For a list of San Mateo County stations, click here.  To see the energizer  stations on a map, click here.

Interested in promoting Bike to Work Day? Print and post these at work, your favorite coffee shop, library, and anywhere else around town:

For more information, email us at: bike2work@commute.org.

2016 Bike Commuter PRIZE PACK

Bike to work during the week of May 9 to 13, then sign up for the 2016 Commuter Challenge. If you log your bike trips by May 16, you will be entered to win a special BIKE COMMUTER PRIZE PACK (valued at $240). The prize pack includes a Timbuk2 Commute Messenger bag, Goal Zero Switch 10 Portable Recharger, Zojirushi Tuff Slim Vacuum Bottle and a $40 REI gift card.

 Click Here to Register

San Mateo County's Bike Commuter of the Year - Beverly Thames

Bicycling is 'a lot easier than most people think'

About four days each week, Beverly Thames bicycles from her Redwood City home to her San Carlos workplace. Beverly has been an ardent bike commuter for five years. This dedicated feat won her the title of  2016 BIKE COMMUTER OF THE YEAR  in San Mateo County.

When her commute was initially 5 miles round-trip, Beverly rode a bright orange cargo bike with European-style carrybags. In 2015, her workplace moved farther from her home, so she upgraded to a faster, lighter bike. Today, she continues to pedal her 10.6-mile daily commute.

"Bicycling to work saves me a lot of time looking for parking. It's a lot easier than most people think. I recommend getting a comfortable bike with a decent kickstand and baskets. The kickstand makes it easy to park the bike and do some shopping. The baskets make it easy to carry supplies and do errands," Beverly advised. 

Ms. Thames is head of her department, and serves as a role model in a workplace with just a few other bike commuters. Her attractive work clothes are also testament that biking to work does not limit her style, but rather, defines her lifestyle.