Bike to Work Day is back! On May 20, more than 35 Energizer Stations across Contra Costa County will welcome riders as they bike to work or just enjoy a ride in honor of Bike Month. Visit an Energizer Station to pick up a free canvas tote, fuel up on goodies, and celebrate with fellow cyclists.
Bike Month is a great time to enjoy the perks of cycling. Keep your bike rolling year-round to experience the long-term benefits of improved health and clean air. Need more motivation? Take advantage of incentives offered by 511 Contra Costa for biking to work, for errands, or just for fun.
Drive Less by replacing just one car commute a week with biking (or transit, walking, carpooling, or vanpooling) and receive your choice of $25 gift cards.
Pledge to try biking to work and we’ll send you a $20 BikeLink card to help you Secure Your Cycle with a countywide network of electronic bike lockers.
Go electric and bring on the fun! Buy a new e-bike and apply for an E-Bike Rebate of up to $300.
Register to get a free Guaranteed Ride Home if you experience an emergency on a day you biked to work.
Bring On Summer
This summer, get outside and start exploring.
Summer Bike Challenge: If you’re looking for FREE, outdoor, family-friendly fun, join us for the Summer Bike Challenge. Explore your town by bike, get exercise, and collect free stuff in the process. Sign up today!
Summer Youth Pass: Give your kids the freedom to travel with an all-summer bus pass. It’s the perfect way for kids to get around town. For just $30, passholders ages 6-18 can take unlimited rides on County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, and WestCAT local and express buses from June through August. Buy yours today.
Bike Champion Spotlight: Najari Smith
Every May, each Bay Area county names a Bike Champion of the Year. Contra Costa’s 2022 honoree is Najari Smith, founder of Rich City Rides, longtime bike advocate, and community organizer. In just a little over a decade, Najari has changed the bicycle landscape in Richmond and beyond. Read his full story and meet this year’s other Bike Champions here.
Including Najari, 15 Contra Costa residents were nominated. We are impressed and inspired by all of them. Here’s a snapshot of the other nominees:
If you currently drive alone to get to work, take advantage of incentives for trying a new commute. Pledge to Try Transit and we’ll send you a $25 Clipper card. Or, switch from a solo drive to biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, working from home, or taking transit to work, and receive the $25 Drive Less Incentive.