Going back to the office? Help us learn how and when your commute plans might be impacted in Contra Costa. With your help, we can provide incentive programs that aim to limit the impacts of a resurgence in commuting as businesses and schools open up.
New e-bike rebates may be available in your area! Check our Real-Time Rebate Tracker to see how many $150 e-bike rebates remain for your city. Income-qualified applicants can receive a $300 rebate, and there are still plenty available, no matter where you live. E-bikes are easy and fun to ride, cost less than driving, and can replace car trips with zero pollution.
With bike month just around the corner, now is the time to get your bicycle road-ready. Addressing basic bicycle maintenance issues can be as easy as ABC.
Air: Check the air in your tires. Inflate to the pressure listed on the side of the tire. Spin the wheels and check for wear. If there’s less than 1/4” of tread, it’s time for a new set.
Brakes: Brake levers should stop short of reaching the handlebar when pulled. Brake pads should be clean, straight, and contact the rims. You should still be able to see the pattern of grooves in the brake pads.
Chain: The chain should move freely, be free of rust, and lightly oiled.
Start with a short ride to check that your bike is working properly. If it needs attention beyond the ABC’s, take it to a local bike shop for a thorough tune up.
We received nearly 1,000 fantastic photos from every corner of the county as our Winter Walk Challenge participants explored their neighborhoods on foot. For 12 weeks, we asked you to find rainbows, outdoor art, wildlife, signs of spring in bloom, and much more. We’ve selected a few of our favorite photos here, but for a fun mini-tour of our county, we encourage you to see them all.
Congratulations to Belen from San Ramon, our iPad Grand Prize Winner, and to the weekly $35 Amazon gift winners – all 60 of them!