Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car
- About Bike To Work Day
- Energizer Station Locations
- Any Day Can Be Bike to Work Day
- How to Volunteer or Host an Energizer Station
- Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge
- 511CC Bike Mapper: Find Your Best Route to Work
- Contra Costa Bike Commuter of the Year
- Video Highlights & Photos from Bike To Work Day 2016
- Employers: Tips on Encouraging Bike Commuting
- Download the 2017 Bike To Work Day Poster
- Our 2017 Local Energizer Station Hosts
About Bike To Work Day
On Thursday, May 11, there will be over 400 Energizer Stations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area where cyclists can stop 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 2017 is presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 511 and Kaiser Permanente. Regional sponsors include the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Clear Channel Outdoor and Clif Bar.
Any Day Can Be Bike to Work Day
Bike To Work Day is a great time to try commuting by bike, but it doesn’t have to be the only day you give it a shot! Just remember: Biking to work is all about what works for you. Maybe the weather, or having a bike buddy, or the copious amounts of stuff you have to haul on a bike factors into your decision to cycle to work, and that’s okay!
Biking to work should be enjoyable, so pick days when riding seems fun and reasonable, then go for it. Do that and you might find yourself planning more rides to work. That’s what happened for some of last year’s first-time Bike To Work Day Participants. Read what they had to say about their post-Bike to Work Day plans to try biking to work more often.
How to Volunteer or Host an Energizer Station
If you are interested in volunteering for Bike to Work Day or hosting an Energizer Station in Contra Costa County, please contact us! You can find other Bay Area Energizer Station coordinator contacts here.
Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge
Ask your friends, colleagues and neighbors to form a team with you and pedal your way to a greener, healthier and happier commute while earning points and medals! There are big prizes to be had in both Challenges, plus it’s a fun and easy way to see just how much biking does for your health, your budget and the environment. Learn more about the Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge. Both begin May 1!
511 Contra Costa’s Bike Mapper is an innovative bicycle mapping system designed to find the flattest, most direct, or fastest route anywhere in Contra Costa. Read more about the 511CC Interactive Bike Mapper here, or check out our selection of free paper and online bike maps.
Bike Commuter of the Year
Contra Costa Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) award recipients are recognized for their dedication to riding their bike for everyday transportation. Each county selects their own winner, and Contra Costa’s 2016 BCOY was Karineh Samkian! She started biking to work a few years ago and makes her daily commute from El Cerrito using the Ohlone Greenway and I-80 Bikeway.
The nomination period is over, so check back here on April 26 to find out who this year’s Contra Costa Bike Commuter of the Year is!
Video Highlights & Photos from Bike To Work Day 2016
Wondering what Bike To Work Day is like? Visit our photo gallery from last year or check out the video below.
Employers: Tips on Encouraging Bike Commuting
If you’re an employer and want to inspire more of your employees to commute by bike, we can help! You’ll find some great strategies on promoting bike commuting year-round at the YouCanBikeThere.com site. For tips on how to get more people in your organization pushing the pedals on Bike To Work Day, download the Bike To Work Day Employer Toolkit!
Download the 2017 Bike To Work Day Poster
Need a Bike To Work Day poster to hang in your store window? Post at your office? Download your preferred version of this year’s poster using these links:
Energizer Stations: Contra Costa
On Bike to Work Day, over 400 energizer stations will be located along local bike commute routes in all nine Bay Area counties to provide free beverages, snacks, and encouragement to cyclists.
Below you’ll find the energizer stations we’ve confirmed so far in both map & list form – more stations are still being added. Clicking any ‘cyclist’ icon on the map will give you more information about that station. To see a larger version of the interactive map, click here.
Contra Costa County Energizer Station List
PM hours in bold
- Iron Horse Trail at the Alamo Trail Head, 7:00-9:30 am, RPM Mortgage
- Delta de Anza Trail at Lone Tree Way (Sutter Delta Medical Center), 6:00-8:30 am & 5:00-7:00 pm, City of Antioch
- Mokelumne Trail in front of Prewett Park, 6:00-8:30 am, City of Antioch
- Delta de Anza Trail between Buchanan & Somersville Rd, 6:30-10:00 am, Tri Delta Transit
- Deer Valley Rd & Wellness Way (Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center), 6:30-9:30 am, Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center
- NE corner of City Park at 2nd & Oak St, 7:00-9:00 am & 3:00-6:00 pm, Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club
- Corner of Rose Brook Terrace & Central Blvd (Ron Nunn Elementary School), 7:45-9:00 am, Ron Nunn Elementary School
- Marsh Creek Trail at Central Blvd, 3:00-6:00 pm, East Bay Regional Park District
- Near fare gates at Concord BART, 7:00-9:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, Bank of America & TRC Solutions
- Monument Corridor Trail across from Mohr Ln at Monument Blvd, 7:00-10:00 am, City of Concord and 4:00-7:00 pm, AssetMark
- Front of 1371 Detroit Ave (Meadow Homes Elementary School), 7:30-8:30 am, Monument Impact
- Front of 1135 Lacey Ln (Cambridge Elementary School), 7:30-8:30 am, Monument Impact
- Outside Academic Services Lobby (Cal State East Bay Concord), 7:30-9:00 am & 4:30-6:00 pm, Cal State East Bay Concord
- Meadow Homes Park at the corner of Detroit Ave & Sunshine Dr, 3:30-5:30 pm, Monument Impact
- Salvio & Grant St (Todos Santos Plaza), 4:00-7:00 pm, Bike Concord
- North Concord BART Station, 7:00-10:00 am, City of Concord
- Iron Horse Trail behind Lunardi’s/Danville Train Depot, 7:00-9:00 am, Street Smarts & Town of Danville
- Ohlone Greenway Natural Area half way up the block from at the El Cerrito Plaza BART, 7:00-9:00 am, City of El Cerrito
- Front of 540 Ashbury Ave (El Cerrito High School), 7:30-9:30 am, James Morehouse Project at ECHS
- 3826 San Pablo Dam Rd (The Pedaler Bike Shop), 7:00-9:00 am & 3:00-5:00 pm, The Pedaler Bike Shop
- Hercules Transit Center on Willow Ave., 7:00-9:00 am, Hercules Cycling Club
- Sycamore and Refugio Valley Road, 7:00-9:00 am, WestCAT
- Lafayette Plaza Park at the corner of Mt Diablo Blvd & Moraga Rd, 6:30-8:30 am, City of Lafayette Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
- Lafayette BART Station, 3:30-6:30 pm, Sustainable Contra Costa
- Front of 4797 Imhoff Pl (Central San), 6:30-8:30 am, Central San
- John Muir National Historic Site on Alhambra Ave., 7:00-9:00 am, John Muir National Historic Site
- Martinez AMTRAK, 6:00-9:00 am, Contra Costa County
- Bottom of Benicia Bridge, 4:00-7:00 pm, Contra Costa County
- Corner of Moraga & St Marys Rd, 6:30-8:30 am, Town of Moraga
- Delta de Anza Trail at Railroad Ave (West), 6:30-8:30 am, City of Pittsburg
- Pittsburg / Bay Point BART Station, 7:00-9:00 am, Healthy & Livable Pittsburg Collaborative
- Contra Costa Canal Trail at Gregory Ln, 7:00-9:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, Contra Costa Health Services Green Business Program and Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
- Contra Costa Canal Trail at Golf Club Rd, 3:00-5:00 pm, Diablo Valley College
- 914 Marina Way South (Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory), 7:00-9:00 am, Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratory
- Richmond BART, 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- Marina Bay Park at Marina Bay Pkwy & Regatta Blvd, 7:00-9:00 am, SunPower Corporation & City of Richmond
- Richmond Greenway Trail, Harbour Way South & Ohio Ave (on Greenway), 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- Macdonald Ave & Key Blvd., 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- 2566 Macdonald Ave (Native American Health Center), 7:00-9:00 am, Native American Health Center
- SF Bay Trail at S 46th St Connector Trail, 7:00-9:00 am, UC Berkeley Richmond Field Station
- 901 Nevin Ave (Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center), 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center
- Sidewalk at the crosswalk between city offices and police department (San Pablo City Hall), 7:00-9:00 am, City of San Pablo
- Lot 9 off of Mills Ave & Shane Dr (Contra Costa College), 7:00-9:00 am, Contra Costa College
- Iron Horse Trail at Bollinger Canyon Rd, 6:00-10:00 am, Sunset Development Company & City of San Ramon
- Iron Horse Trail at Crow Canyon Rd, 6:00-9:00 am, Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
- Olympic Blvd & Newell Ave, 6:00-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, Bike Walnut Creek
- Near bike racks at Walnut Creek BART, 6:00-8:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, Bike Walnut Creek
- Near bike racks at Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART, 6:30-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, REI / Stantec
- Iron Horse & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 6:30-9:30 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, 511 Contra Costa & Contra Costa Transportation Authority & East Bay Regional Park District
- Contra Costa Canal & Briones Mt Diablo Trail intersection at Geary Rd (south), 6:30-9:00 am & 3:30-6:00 pm, Nils K.
- Ygnacio & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 7:00-9:00 am & 5:00-7:00 pm, Encina Bicycle Center
- Corner of S Main St & Newell Ave (Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center), 7:00-10:00 am, Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
- Contra Costa Canal Trail off of N Wiget Ln, 7:30-9:00 am, Renaissance ClubSport
- 1666 N Main St (City Hall facing N Main St), 7:30-9:30 am, City of Walnut Creek
- Contra Costa Canal Trail at Heather Farm Park, 3:30-6:30 pm, Sports Basement