Join hundreds of thousands of people riding their bikes to work on the Bay Area’s 18th Annual Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 10th. Visit your nearest Energizer Station on your way to work on Bike to Work Day and enjoy free coffee, snacks, and get a free canvas tote bag.
When is Bike to Work Day?
The San Francisco Bay Area's 18th annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012 with all nine Bay Area counties participating in the celebration. The event is part of National Bike Month.
What Happens on Bike to Work Day?
Energizer Stations are located along Bay Area county commute routes where bicyclists can stop for refreshments, giveaways, and bicycling information or simply to be 'cheered on' by fellow participants. Energizer Stations will be open during morning commute hours and some will even re-open during the evening commute. Stay tuned for updated information about Energizer Station locations, Bike to Work Week activities and Bike to Work Day "after parties."
Why Bike to Work?
More than one million Bay Area residents live within five miles of their workplace, an ideal distance for bicycling. The work commute only represents 23% of all trips, so consider how you also may be able to bike to shop, to school, for errands, and for social events. In a world concerned with climate change, pollution, congestion and wasted time, the question should really be: Why not bike to work?
How many people in the Bay Area commute to work by bike everyday?
According to the 2007 American Community Survey 43,000 Bay Area residents use a bicycle as their primary means of getting to work every day. On Bike to Work Day, we expect hundreds of thousands of people to bike to work in the Bay Area, with many being first time bike commuters.