BIKE TO WORK DAY 2019
- Meet Contra Costa’s 2019 Bike Commuter of the Year
- Pledge to Bike to Work May 9th
- Energizer Station Locations
- Tips: Getting Ready to Bike Commute
- 511CC Bike Mapper: Find Your Best Route to Work
- Bike + BART: Taking Your Bike On Board
- Team Bike Challenge: Register Now
- Warm Up for May 9th with Classes or Group Rides
- Video Highlights from Bike To Work Day 2018
- Get Info on Volunteering or Hosting an Energizer Station
- Employers: Tips on Encouraging Bike Commuting
- About Bike To Work Day
Contra Costa’s 2019 Bike Commuter of the Year
Contra Costa County’s 2019 Bike Commuter of the Year is John Cunningham!
A longtime cyclist, John is a Principal Planner for Contra Costa County’s Transportation Planning Division who quite literally walks the talk. Aware of the increasing need for infrastructure improvements, John works tirelessly to make commute routes throughout the county safe and expeditious for cyclists and pedestrians.
John cycles daily from his home in Lamorinda to his workplace in Martinez. “In the dry months my commute gets me out in nature; my preferred route takes me through Briones Regional Park.” But he is far from being a fair-weather rider; John cycles to work in the wind and rain, in the cold and dark days of winter, and even during the East Bay’s brutal summer heat. His coworkers find that pretty impressive.
“He has increased our department’s awareness of the need for new infrastructure for cycling, as well as expressing a commitment to combating climate change and reducing air pollution. Why, just the pictures on his office wall of cycling efforts have increased interest for taking up the hobby,” explains his colleague Anna Battagello.
Keep up the good work, John, and happy Bike to Work Day on May 9th!
Pledge to Ride on May 9th
Pledge ride on Bike To Work Day & you’ll be entered to win an official Bike To Work Day t-shirt. Take the pledge.
Tips: Getting Ready to Bike Commute
Don’t feel like you’ll be ‘road ready’ in time for Bike To Work Day? Preparing to bike commute isn’t as difficult as you might think. Taking a little time to get familiar with your bike, figure out how to carry your stuff & find a good route (or even a bike buddy) can make things much easier.
Take the guesswork out of preparing for May 9 with our Six Tips & Tricks to Get You Ready for Bike To Work Day!
Bike + BART: Taking Your Bike On Board
If commuting all the way from home to work seems daunting, it’s not cheating to make the distance more manageable by adding BART into your commute. Although bikes are now allowed on BART at all times, there are some rules to be aware of, which include:
- Bikes are never allowed on crowded cars
- Bikes are not allowed in the first car
- Bikes are not allowed in the first three cars during commute hours
- Folded bikes are allowed in all cars at all times
- Bicyclists must use elevators or stairs, not escalators
To read the full list of rules, visit the Bikes on BART webpage.
Bike 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.
Team Bike Challenge: Register Now
FREE! Register your team for a fun month-long bike challenge. Visit lovetoride.net/bayarea for details and registration. Rally your team and get ready to ride! The Challenge starts May 1.
Warm Up with Classes or Group Rides
You’ll find everything from social rides to classes geared towards improving your confidence on the bike on our Bike Events page.
Video Highlights from Bike To Work Day 2018
Wondering what Bike To Work Day is like? Check out the video below.
Video credit: Ford Tivakul
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 in the official Bike To Work Day Employer Toolkit.
Energizer Station Map: Contra Costa
Find a station along your route and plan to stop for refreshments, good cheer, and free swag.
Contra Costa County Energizer Station List
PM hours in bold
- 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, 6:30-9:00 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, Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club
- Ron Nunn Elementary School (Corner of Rose Brook Terrace & Central Blvd), 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
- Concord BART, 7:00-9:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, TRC Solutions & Bank of America
- Monument Corridor Trail across from Mohr Ln at Monument Blvd, 4:00-7:00 pm, Citizen Volunteer: Michele O.
- Cal State East Bay Concord (Academic Services Lobby), 4:00-6:00 pm, Cal State East Bay Concord
- Todos Santos Plaza (Salvio & Grant St.), 7:00-10:00 am City of Concord Planning Division
- Todos Santos Plaza (Salvio & Grant St.), BIKE PARTY! 4:00-7:00 pm Bike Concord
- Iron Horse Trail at Willow Way x Meridian Park Blvd., 7:00-9:00 am, City of Concord’s Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee
- 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
- El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, 7:00-9:00 am, 511 Contra Costa
- 3826 San Pablo Dam Rd (The Pedaler Bike Shop), 7:00-9:00 am & 3:00-5:00 pm, The Pedaler Bike Shop
- Lafayette-Moraga Trail off of Reliez Station Rd., 6:30-9:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, Mikes Bikes of Walnut Creek
- Lafayette BART Station, 5:30-7:30 pm, Sustainable Contra Costa
- Central San (4797 Imhoff Pl.), 6:30-8:30 am, Central San
- Martinez Amtrak Station, 5:30-9:30 am, Citizen Volunteer Dick A.
- Veteran’s Memorial Building (930 Ward St.), 7:00-9:00 am, Martinez American Legion Post 29
- Contra Costa Canal Trail x Center Ave., 7:00-9:00 am, Contra Costa Green Business Program
- Commons Park (Corner of Moraga & St Marys Rd.), 6:30-9:00 am, Town of Moraga
- Orinda BART, 6:30-9:30 am, City of Orinda
- Delta de Anza Trail at Railroad Ave (West), 6:30-8:30 am, City of Pittsburg
- Pittsburg Center BART Station, 7:00-9:00 am, City of Pittsburg
- Contra Costa Canal Trail at Gregory Ln, 7:00-9:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District
- DVC Campus, 11:00-1:30 pm, DVC Sustainability & Environmental Club & Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association
- 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, 6:30-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- Marina Bay Park at Marina Bay Pkwy & Regatta Blvd, 7:00-9:00 am, SunPower Corporation & City of Richmond
- 16th & Richmond Greenway, 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- Macdonald Ave & Key Blvd., 7:00-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- Richmond Ferry Terminal (south end Marina Way South), 6:30-9:00 am, City of Richmond
- 901 Nevin Ave (Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center), 4:00-6:00 pm, Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center
- San Pablo City Hall (between city offices and police department), 7:00-9:00 am, City of San Pablo
- Contra Costa College- Campus Quad, 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
- Olympic Blvd & Newell Ave, 6:00-9:00 am & 4:00-7:00 pm, Bike Walnut Creek
- Walnut Creek BART, 6:00-8:00 am & 4:00-6:00 pm, Bike Walnut Creek
- Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre BART, 6:30-9:00 am & 3:30-6:00 pm, REI & Contra Costa Centre
- Iron Horse & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 6:30-9:30 am & 4:00-6:30 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), 7:00-9:00 am & 5:00-6:30 pm, Citizen Volunteer: Nils K.
- Ygnacio & Contra Costa Canal Trail intersection, 7:00-9:00 am & 5:00-7:00 pm, Encina Bicycle Center
- Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center (Corner of S Main St & Newell Ave), 7:00-10:00 am, Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
- Ruth Bancroft Garden, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Ruth Bancroft Garden (Free garden admission for cyclists!)
- Walnut Creek Main Library (corner of Lincoln Ave. & S. Broadway), 7:00-9:30 am, City of Walnut Creek
- Contra Costa Canal Trail at Heather Farm Park, 3:30-6:30 pm, Sports Basement
About Bike To Work Day
On Thursday, May 9, there will be over 400 Energizer Stations throughout the Bay Area where cyclists can stop for refreshments, free Bike To Work Day bags, 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.