photo credit: Jonathan Taglione
May 14th is Bike to Work Day!
Nominate a Bicycle Commuter of the Year. Do you know of a Contra Costa Bicycle Commuter who is worthy of this annual award? Deadline for nominations is Monday the 20th, 2009.
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May 14th marks the Bay Area’s 15th annual Bike to Work Day when nearly 150,000 commuters are expected to pedal to work or school. At 511 Contra Costa, we’d like to encourage you to take part.
On May 14th, volunteers will staff hundreds of Energizer Stations along bike commute routes in all nine Bay Area counties. They’ll provide cyclists with complimentary treats, a reusable goodie bag, bicycle information, and good cheer!
The festivities will kick off with nominations for the Bike Commuter of the Year. Submit a story of a friend or coworker who goes above and beyond in their dedication to bicycle commuting and they will be put in the running to win one of many great bicycle-related prizes. Visit the official Bay Area bike to work website for more info.
Bike to Work Day 2009 is presented by 511.org and Kaiser Permanente. Contra Costa Energizer Stations made possible by volunteers from the following agencies and companies: the City of San Ramon, City of Walnut Creek, City of Antioch, City of Pittsburg, City of Richmond, City of El Cerrito, Town of Danville, Bishop Ranch Transportation Centre, Lafayette Bike/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Walnut Creek Bicycle Advisory Committee, Lafayette Chamber /Green Committee, Whole Foods Market, Fresenius Medical Care, Bank of America, Diablo Valley College, Los Medanos College, The Delta Pedalers, The County Connection, REI Concord and Brentwood, Parkmead School, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Renaissance Club Sport, Kaiser Permanente Antioch, The Pedaler Bike Shop, CARS (Complete Auto Repair Service), and SunPower Corporation.
In Contra Costa, Bike to Work Day is organized by the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition and 511 Contra Costa with funds from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, County Congestion Management Agencies, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and corporate sponsors. In-kind support provided by local bike coalitions, cities, municipalities, companies and hundreds of local volunteers.