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
We compiled some great photos of Bike to Work day 2013 in Contra Costa County. Also – 511CC is now on Pinterest. Follow our Bike to Work day board or check out all of our Pinterest boards. //--... Read the rest
Amy Worth, Mayor of Orinda Know your Contra Costa Mayors? No worries, we included their photos and how they are participating in Bike to Work Day – maybe you’ll spot a few tomorrow ;) Mayor Daniel Helix of Concord will be at the Downtown Concord BART energizer station greeting bike commuters. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond will be at San Pablo Ave/Richmond Greenway (at 6th St. and Ohio Ave), then at Richmond City Hall. Mayor Cindy Silva of Walnut Creek will be biking to a TRANSPAC meeting at 9am.... Read the rest
2013 Bike to Work Day T-shirt Send your best photos and videos from Bike to Work Day for a chance to win one of these great t-shirts! Submissions must be sent by May 17, 2013 by 5 pm PST to be eligible for the prize drawing. Participants must commute through Contra Costa County. Entries will be accepted via Twitter (@511CC) and email ( Read the rest
Got 5 minutes? Get pumped for Bike to Work Day with these videos! Which one do you like best?... Read the rest