Bike to Work Day: Thursday May 13, 2010 | 511 Contra Costa

Bike to Work Day: Thursday May 13, 2010

Bike to Work Day

Come help celebrate National Bike Month and California Bike Commute Week in May with Bike to Work Day. The Bay Area’s 16th annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 13th, 2010.  Bike to Work Day is an event that helps to promote commuting by bicycle. Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area is primarily funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission with the help of financial donations from event sponsors and volunteers.   There are over 100 energizer stations throughout the region on Bike to Work Day where cyclists can stop by for refreshments and promotional items.
511 Contra Costa has supported cyclists and Energizer Station hosts  throughout  Contra Costa County since 2001 using  Bay Area Air Quality Management District funds and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s half-cent sales tax for transportation funds.

Bike to Work Day Pre-Events

Hank and Frank’s Bike Shop Lafayette
Free bike safety checks – discount on commuter accessories!
Pre-event dates: May 3rd – May 7th
Store hours: Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5
3377 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette
Encina Bike Shop Walnut Creek
15% discount on bikes and accessories not already on sale. May 1st – May 14th
Free bike safety checks May 1st & 2nd and May 8th & 9th
Store hours: Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6
2901 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
Sports Basement Walnut Creek
Bike Clinic Tues. May 4th and Thurs. May 6th 6:30 – 7:30pm
Free bike safety checks April 26th – May 7th
1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
REI Brentwood
Free bike safety checks Sat. May 1st and Sat. May 8th 10am – 2pm
2475 Sand Creek Road, Brentwood
REI Concord
Free bike safety checks May 5 – May 12
Store hours: Mon-Fri 10-9, Sat 10-7, Sun 10-6
1975 Diamond Boulevard, Concord

Local Partners

Thanks to the following Public Agencies and Companies who are sponsoring Energizer Stations. We now have 36 Energizer Stations.

Bike to Work Day 2010 Energizer Stations in Contra Costa

Morning Stations


  • Iron Horse Trail / Hemme Ave, 7:00am-9am,  San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program





  • Iron Horse Trail/Hemme Ave 6:30-9 a.m., Town of Danville Police Dept and the San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program
  • Iron Horse Trail /Paraiso Drive , 6:30am-9am, Town of Danville and the San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program

El Cerrito

  • Bike Station on the Ohlone Greenway (across the path from the El Cerrito Plaza BART), 7am-9am, City of El Cerrito

El Sobrante


  • Hercules Park and Ride Lot (by eLockers), 6am-9am, WestCAT, City of Hercules, 511 Contra Costa






San Pablo

San Ramon

Walnut Creek

Evening Stations



El Sobrante


Pleasant Hill

  • Pleasant Hill BART, 4pm-6:30pm, REI Concord
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail / Golf Club Road, 4:30pm-6:30pm, DVC

San Ramon

Walnut Creek

Evening on the Trails: An After-Hours Family Bicycling Event

Join us on the evening of Bike to Work Day for an after-hours bicyling event!  Evening on the Trails will take place at four energizer stations: 1st and Buena Vista, Iron Horse Canal Trail Crossing, Contra Costa Canal Trail at Heather Farms and Civic Park at Ball Fields from 4pm – 6:30pm.
Not only will you have a chance to explore the trails and learn how to navigate through different neighborhoods and towns on your bike, but at each of the participating Evening on the Trails energizer stations you’ll be able to fill out a raffle ticket and have a chance to win a free kid’s bike.
Read more about this event in the Contra Costa Times article, Evening on the Trails offers family fun after hours, or click below the image to download the event flyer.


This year’s winner from Evening on the Trails was Emmett Lutz. Congratulations!

Download the full resolution version of the Evening on the Trails promotional materials.

Energizer Stations and Bike Maps

The Bike to Work Day website has google maps of energizer stations all over the bay area. Click here for a map of Contra Costa County energizer stations. A list of all energizer station region maps is available here.
Need help with your route? Check out our selection of free paper and on-line bike maps.

Bike to Work Day Team Challenge

In the Team Bike Challenge, groups of up to 5 cyclists competed to ride their bikes for transportation as many days as possible in the month of may. Points were given out based on the type of cyclist each team member was. Novices receive the most points (5 per trip) as the competition tried to encourage new bike commuters to ride together with more experienced cyclists for support and encouragement.
Read more about the Bike to Work Day Team Challenge

Nominate a Bike Commuter of the Year

Do you know someone in your community who is committed to making every day a “Bike to Work Day”? Does this person epitomize and actualize the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of bicycling? Share his or her story with You Can Bike There.

Bike to Work Day Materials

Download 11″ x 17″ Bike to Work Day Poster
Download 8 1/2″ x 11″ Bike to Work Day Poster

Bike to Work Day Photos

Our flickr stream is chock full of Bike to Work Day photos from years past. You can check out our photos from Bike to Work Day 2009 here. We are also compiling an archive of pre-2009 Bike to Work Day photos, which you can check out here.
Submit your photos and/or videos of Bike to Work Day to enter for a chance to win $25 Peet’s Coffee & Tea! Submissions must be sent by May 14, 2010 5pm PST to be eligible for the prize drawing. Send your photos and/or videos via Twitter or email them to
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