If you’ve ever looked for bike-friendly routes to avoid massive hills in San Francisco, had a bike crash with a car and wondered what your rights were, or had your bike stolen, then you might already be aware of the SF Bike Coalition. This group is kind of like the guardian angels of urban cyclists. The group is also responsible for Bike to Work Day which is being celebrated today.

For over 45 years, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into safer places for cyclists and promoting biking as the healthier choice for everyday transportation. The group is considered one of the largest and most effective bicycle advocacy groups in the country. And, if you’ve seen any of the new protected bike lanes in the city, you are seeing proof of their work in action.

Alongside local bicycle advocacy organizations from the nine Bay Area counties, the SF Bike Coalition has teamed up to host this year’s Bike to Work Day. The morning commuters may have already seen one of the 26 Energizer Stations set up throughout San Francisco but here is the low-down on where to find the tote bags filled with goodies this evening.

Evening Energizer Stations will continue the celebration this evening from 5-7pm, (unless otherwise stated, and while supplies last) at the following locations:

Caltrain Station: Fourth Street at Townsend
Central Market: Market Street at Fourth
Civic Center: Polk Street at McAllister
Mission East: Harrison Street at 17th
Mission West: Valencia Street at 19th (4:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
Octavia Island: Market Street at Octavia (5:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Panhandle: Fell Street at Masonic (4:30 – 7:00 p.m.)
SOMA: Howard Street at Eighth (5:00 – 7:30 p.m.)

From 5-7pm, there is also a Bike to Work Happy Hour at PUBLIC Bikes + Gear, 549 Hayes St.

Whether you are a casual bike rider or a hardcore cyclist, go find yourself a free tote. And if you see any reps from the SF Bike Coalition, say “thanks for looking out for all us cyclists out there!”

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