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Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car

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

1st time biking to work PHill to San RamonBike 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.

tbc-logo team bike challenge btwdTeam 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!

511CC Bike MapperBike Mapper: Choose the Route Best for You

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





El Cerrito

El Sobrante







Pleasant Hill


San Pablo

  • 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

San Ramon

Walnut Creek

Our 2017 Local Energizer Station Hosts

Page last updated Apr 27, 2017