Bike

Biking in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County is a great place for bicycling. See the sections below to find out more about biking in the county.

Map Your Ride

511CC Bike Mapper makes it easy to find flat, safe, and fast bike routes anywhere in the Bay Area.
More Bay Area bike maps to help you plan your route.

Get Rewarded

Drive Less $25 Incentive is available to qualified commuters who make the switch from diving alone to pedal power.

Bike To Work Day 2019

On Thursday, May 9, thousands of Bay Area residents will commute to work by bike, visiting energizer stations along the way for snacks and other goodies. Be part of the fun! Get details and tips on how to get ready for your ride to work on our information page.

Bike Events

Bay Area Bike Events: casual group rides, bicycle club rides, repair lessons, bike parties, bicycle bingo, and more!
Bike to Work Day: with funding from the CCTA and the BAAQMD, 511 Contra Costa is excited to provide support to cyclists and volunteer ambassadors of clean-air commuting at more than 50 Energizer Stations in Contra Costa County.

Bikesharing

Try bikesharing. It’s an innovative transportation program ideal for short distance point-to-point trips providing users the ability to pick up a bicycle from a dedicated bike station or by locating a dockless bike via app and return it within the system’s service area.

Bikes and BART

If commuting all the way from home to work by bike seems daunting, it’s not cheating to make the distance more manageable by adding BART to your commute. Although bikes are now allowed on BART at all times, 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 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.

Pleasant Hill BART – Secure Indoor Bike Parking

The Pleasant Hill BART Bike Station is directly across from the station’s main entrance and provides 24-hour access to secure indoor bike parking. Access requires a BikeLink card (available at the Bike Station). Retail sales and bike repairs are available weekdays from 7am-11am.

Does Your Office Need a Bike Rack?

The 511CC Bike Rack Program provides bike lockers and racks for business sites, retail centers, schools, colleges, and public buildings to support and encourage bicycle use.

Contra Costa Bike Shops

Tips For Getting Started With Bike Commuting

 

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