Bike to Work Day 2022 | 511 Contra Costa

Bike to Work Day 2022

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About Bike to Work Day 2022

May is National Bike Month and Friday, May 20, is Bike to Work Day. More Bay Area residents are biking than ever before, and while in-person celebrations were put on hold in 2020 and 2021, this May will see the return of in-person Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations. Whether you’re commuting or still working from home, you’re invited to get outside and on your bike May 20th. Besides the fresh air and exercise, enjoy meeting other cyclists and picking up free goodies at various Energizer Stations along your route.

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. Take a little time to get familiar with your bike, figure out how to carry your stuff, and find a good route or even a bike buddy.

Take the guesswork out of preparing for May 20 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 to your commute. Although bikes are always allowed on BART, there are some rules to be aware of:

  • 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 always allowed in all cars
  • 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 lets you create a custom bike route by choosing from three hill tolerances and three types of routes: bike paths, bike lanes, or the most direct route. Find other bike maps and resources here.

Did you visit an Energizer Station in Contra Costa on Bike to Work Day? If so, you might be in our photo gallery. Click through to see photos from the big day.

Bicycle Safety Quiz

Find out how well you know the rules of the road by taking our Bicycle Safety Quiz. Everyone who completes the quiz will be entered in a drawing for $20 Starbucks gift cards. Winners will be notified on May 31.

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! Our Bike to Work Day Employer Toolkit shares ideas and resources to encourage your employees to get out and ride during Bike Month. We also have great strategies and employer resources for making your workplace bike-commute friendly year round.

Energizer Stations: Contra Costa

For the latest information on Energizer Stations, including hours and locations, visit our Energizer Stations page.

Sponsors

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 2022 is presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and 511.org.