Bike to Work Day 2020
With so many people out bicycling and the need to keep everyone healthy and safe, Bike to Work Day 2020 was reimagined as Bike to Wherever Days: a month-long, virtual celebration of bicycling throughout September.
The regional virtual Bike to Wherever Days was hosted on the Love to Ride Platform, enabling participants to log their rides for a chance to win prizes and compete against individuals and teams. There were over 3,320 registered participants across the Bay Area, 490 from San Mateo County.
Commute.org also offered residents of San Mateo County even more chances to win prizes with a special BTWD promotion. Those who logged their bike to wherever trips on the STAR Platform were entered into weekly drawings. Throughout September, 84 San Mateo County residents logged 1,202 trips totaling 7,376 miles and saved nearly 3 tons of CO2. In addition, the San Mateo County Libraries hosted Bike to Your Library Day on Saturday, September 19, to hand out BTWD bags, first aid kits, and books.
Thanks to all who participated!
Weekly prize drawings for San Mateo County residents include:
- bike light
- bike tool
- handlebar sling bag
- and more
Prizes awarded randomly on the Love to Ride platform include:
- Alaska Airlines tickets
- Surly Pugsley bike frame
- Kali Tava helmet
- Timbuk2 bike bags
Bike Commuter of the Year
The BCOY award has been postponed until 2021. Thank you to all who submitted nominations - we'll hold on to them for next time!
Bicycle education videos (produced by Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition & Commute.org)
"Biking in San Mateo County" guide (English & Spanish)
Tips on riding in the Coronavirus Era from Ride Healthy
Bike to Wherever Days Sponsors
Presented by MTC, 511.org and Alaska Airlines, 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 Alaska Airlines, Bike to Work Day 2020 receives regional support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Clear Channel Outdoor, Ride Report and Exodus Travel, as well as from many sponsors at the local level. Prizes for the Bike Commuter of the Year winners were donated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Mike’s Bikes. This event is made possible through the cooperation of thousands of volunteers, county congestion management agencies, local jurisdictions, local bicycling coalitions and MTC.