Join thousands of regular and first-time bike commuters across the Bay Area for the 24th Annual Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 10, 2018.
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.
Bike Commuter Prize Pack
Sign up for the 2018 Commuter Challenge and log your commute trips during the months of April and May to earn awesome prizes. Plus, bike trips logged during the week of May 7 – 11, will be entered to win a special BIKE COMMUTER PRIZE PACK (valued at $200). The prize pack includes a commuter bag, bicycle lock, and more! Visit my.commute.org to register.
Bike Commuter of the Year - Morgan Cole
Morgan Cole, of Portola Valley, was selected as this year's Bike Commuter of the Year for San Mateo County. Morgan commutes 17 miles round trip three to four times a week from his home to his work at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos. He was nominated not only for his commitment to commuting by bike, but also for the many and varied contributions he makes to promote cycling as a fun and safe alternative mode of transportation. For Morgan, biking has grown into a life style.
Morgan has been instrumental in rejuvenating Bike to Work Day at his work place. In fact, he has built it up by forming a committee, securing funding, and spearheading an entire month of activities to promote and encourage bike commuting. In addition to Bike to Work Day, Morgan is holding weekly Maintenance Clinics, where he personally repairs staff’s bicycles and helps them develop the skills they need to do maintenance on their own.
He is planning a Commute Workshop through the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition to educate staff, and he is promoting volunteer opportunities through the organization to encourage involvement, especially for those who cannot ride. Morgan is acquiring rented bicycles for employees to use at lunch to become more comfortable and confident with cycling in addition to leading rolls around the neighborhood. Finally, he has designed several events to foster fun like a “Spaghetti Feed” the lunch before BTWD and friendly competition among staff called Bike to Work Day Bingo.
Bike Away from Work Bashes on May 10th
Keep the good times rolling! Join fellow bicyclists at a Bike Away from Work Bash near you.
San Mateo County
Hosted by Cyclismo Cafe
Time: 5:30 pm - 7 pm
Location: 871 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Santa Clara County
Hosted by SVBC and LinkedIn
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: 845 Maude Avenue, LinkedIn, Sunnyvale
Cost: Free for SVBC members! Not a member yet? Join now or renew at the door at our special event rates starting at $25. RSVP here!
Interested in promoting Bike to Work Day? Print and post these at work, your favorite coffee shop, library, and anywhere else around town:
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Bike to Work Day Sponsors
Presented by MTC, 511.org and Kaiser Permanente, the Bay Area Bike Challenge and Bay Area Bike to Work Day encourages local residents to try commuting on two wheels for the first time and celebrates those who bike to work regularly. In addition to MTC (the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area), 511 (MTC’s regional traveler information system) and Kaiser Permanente, Bike to Work Day 2018 receives regional support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Clear Channel Outdoor, and Clif Bar, Ride Report and Exodus Travel, as well as from many sponsors at the local level. Bike to Work Day’s media sponsor is NBC Bay Area-KNTV/Telemundo 48. Prizes for the Bike Commuter of the Year winners were donated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Chipotle and Mike’s Bikes. Day-of 2-for-1 promotion provided by Chipotle. This event is made possible through the cooperation of thousands of volunteers, county congestion management agencies, local jurisdictions, local bicycling coalitions and MTC.