20150514_072907 On Thursday, May 14, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day! The Bay’s 400-plus energizer stations saw more than 51,000 riders stop in or ride by on their way to work. In Contra Costa, morning energizer station hosts counted over 3,585 cyclists! Even with the threat of rain, thousands of people still grabbed their bikes for the commute to work – some for the very first time!... Read the rest
Bike to Work Day 2015 Logo On Bike to Work Day, reward yourself for commuting by bicycle with an after-work street party in Concord! The Bike to Work Day Celebration will be on Salvio Street between Grant and Mount Diablo Streets from 5:30 to 8:30pm. There will be live music, games and face painting for kids, as well as educational booths about biking and safety. At the Celebration, County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff will deliver a countywide Bike to Work Day Resolution on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.... Read the rest
right-BTWD160415 Bike to Work Day is almost here! Whether you’re already committed to riding or need a tiny bit more motivation, we’ve got the lowdown on Energizer Stations that should not be missed! Antioch • Deer Valley Rd & Wellness Way (Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center) – 6:30-9:30 am: Giving away free bike bells! Pleasant Hill • Contra Costa Canal Trail at Gregory Lane – 7:30-8:45 am & 4-6 pm: Raffle to win a $25 gift certificate towards a fitness or dance class with Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation.... Read the rest
Photo by Tiffany Cheng Eric Odell is a determined man. Riding to work every day from Richmond to Oakland is not enough for him: he needs to get his family biking as well. “Oh, they complain about it,” he says, but he keeps encouraging them to ride anyways. When his daughters were at a summer camp in Berkeley, he would stop by on his way home from work and pick them up – not in the family car, but on the family tandem+tag-along.... Read the rest
BTWD is Thursday, May 7, 2014. There are a lot of  energizer stations to visit in Contra Costa. All are providing SNACKS and some are providing: bike repair, smoothies, bike lights, Peet’s Coffee, slushies, and more! Stop by a few stations to say hello and for a full listing of energizer stations click here. Here is a sneak peek at a few stations with unique attractions or giveaways. Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek,  Corner of S.... Read the rest
511 Contra Costa congratulates Ray Pixton as Contra Costa County’s 2014 Bike Commuter of the Year. Ray Pixton has been biking to work since 1981 when he started working for the Contra Costa Water District. He is a construction inspector and he rides rain or shine. “It feels weird to drive a car now,” he says, “I have 3 cars and they just sit in the driveway.” Ray’s coworkers nominated him for the award, writing that his dedication to riding to work inspired them.... Read the rest
Cycle San Pablo is hosting the following three events. Cinco de Mayo Parade May 3 from 10-11 a.m. Richmond Civic Center 24th St & Barrett Ave, Richmond Bike to Work Day May 8 from 7-9 a.m. Corner of Church Ln & San Pablo Ave, San Pablo Bike Bonanza May 30 from 3-5 p.m. Wanlass Park 2999 21st St, San Pablo ... Read the rest
The morning commute brought 4,175 bicycle commuters which is more than the combined a.m. and p.m. count for cyclists recorded last year.  So far we have seen our Best Dressed; a Walnut Creek Councilwoman pedaled a bike blender to make a smoothie; and bicycle commuters in San Ramon were treated to burritos. What’s in store for the evening bicycle commute today? You’ll just have to stop by an energizer station and see for yourself.... Read the rest
Riders pose in front of an Energize Station on Bike to Work Day 2013 in Contra Costa County, CA Image credit: Anat R. Congratulations to all of our 2013 BTWD Photo and Video contest winners! Everyone who won is listed below and received a 2013 Bike to Work Day t-shirt designed by local Matthew Fleming. Chris M. (Concord) George K. (Oakland) Francisco M. (Moraga) Anat R. (Oakland) Thanks to everyone who entered!... Read the rest