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Right now, you’ve got the opportunity to recognize your favorite bike commuter. If you know someone whose commitment to their bike commute is inspiring, nominate them for the 2020 Bike Commuter of the Year Award. As part of the annual Bike to Work Day celebration, each county crowns one dedicated cyclist Bike Commuter of the […]

Bike To Work Day (BTWD) is coming! Be sure to mark your calendars for May 9 to join us and thousands of other Bay Area commuters in biking to work. Our BTWD information page has all the resources you’ll need to get started, including: Locating Free Stuff: Check our map to find an Energizer Station on your route to work, so you can […]

“By riding my bike to work I save money, stay healthy, and reduce my stress levels at the same time.” –John Cunningham Contra Costa County’s Bike Commuter of the Year for 2019 is John Cunningham! A longtime cyclist, John is a Principal Planner for Contra Costa County’s Transportation Planning Division who quite literally walks the […]

Great Weather Creates High Bike to Work Day Turnout Thousands of East Bay residents pedaled to work on Thursday, May 10 to celebrate the 24th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day. Morning counts taken at East Bay Energizer Stations tallied 19,800 people either stopping in or rolling by. In Contra Costa alone, over 4,000 riders were […]

If you’re not a regular bike commuter, here are some tips to help you get ready to ride: 1. Make sure your bike fits you properly. Bike size, saddle height and forward/backward position and handlebar height all play key parts in making you comfortable on your bike. If you know someone who can help you […]

During 2016’s Bike To Work Day, tens of thousands of people biked to work across the Bay Area. Among them were thousands of first-time bike commuters! We caught up with three first-timers during their commute home and asked them about their experiences. One cyclist was commuting by bike from Walnut Creek to Danville. Not only did she […]

Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car About Bike To Work Day Bike To Work Day 2017: Energizer Station Photos Any Day Can Be Bike to Work Day Tips: Preparing to Bike Commute Isabella Zizi: 2017 Contra Costa Bike Commuter of the Year […]

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On Thursday, May 12, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day, with more than 5,600 participants in Contra Costa alone! Morning counts across the Bay Area showed an increase in participation of more than 9 percent over last year. That’s amazing! 511 Contra Costa wants to thank all participants for […]

If you’re still on the fence about biking to work, or are biking but worried about forgetting some vital piece of gear, we’ve got 4 tips to help make it a low-stress Bike To Work Day! These suggestions originally appeared in a Time.com article promoting Bike To Work Day 2015 and they’re worthy of a re-post: Don’t […]

Can Bike To Work Day change your life? Ask Steve Biggs of Clayton. He tried bike commuting in 2009 and hasn’t stopped since! Before Bike To Work Day 2009, Steve wasn’t sure that bike commuting was for him. He’d never tried biking to work, having concerns about finding a good route, being able to get cleaned […]

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On Bike to Work Day, reward yourself for commuting by bicycle with an after-work street party in Concord! The Bike to Work Day Celebration will be on Salvio Street between Grant and Mount Diablo Streets from 5-8pm. There will be free valet bike parking, live music, and demos of e-bikes & bikes built to transport kids and groceries. In […]

For the month of May, teams will earn points for commuting & running errands by bike. At month’s end, the team with the most points in Contra Costa County will win a prize from REI! The Team Bike Challenge website makes tracking your miles easy, plus you can challenge yourself and your friends with your personalized leaderboard.

Know someone whose go-to mode of transportation is their bicycle? Someone who’d rather ride than drive? A person who uses their bike to get to work, grab groceries or take the kids to school? If so, nominate them for Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY)! The Contra Costa BCOY award recognizes an individual’s dedication to […]

Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car. About Bike To Work Day Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge Need Help Planning Your Route? Contra Costa County Energizer Stations Want to Host an Energizer Station? Our 2016 […]

On Thursday, May 14, over 100,000 people across the Bay Area commuted by bike in celebration of Bike to Work Day! The Bay’s 400-plus energizer stations saw more than 51,000 riders stop in or ride by on their way to work. In Contra Costa, morning energizer station hosts counted over 3,585 cyclists! Even with the threat […]

On Bike to Work Day, reward yourself for commuting by bicycle with an after-work street party in Concord! The Bike to Work Day Celebration will be on Salvio Street between Grant and Mount Diablo Streets from 5:30 to 8:30pm. There will be live music, games and face painting for kids, as well as educational booths […]

Bike to Work Day is almost here! Whether you’re already committed to riding or need a tiny bit more motivation, we’ve got the lowdown on Energizer Stations that should not be missed! Antioch • Deer Valley Rd & Wellness Way (Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center) – 6:30-9:30 am: Giving away free bike bells! Pleasant Hill • […]

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Eric Odell is a determined man. Riding to work every day from Richmond to Oakland is not enough for him: he needs to get his family biking as well. “Oh, they complain about it,” he says, but he keeps encouraging them to ride anyways. When his daughters were at a summer camp in Berkeley, he […]

Bike to Work Day is a promotional event to encourage the use of a bicycle instead of a car. Contra Costa County Energizer Stations Bike Commuter of the Year (BCOY) Team Bike Challenge & Company Bike Challenge Need help planning your route? Host an Energizer Station Next Year Our 2015 Local Hosts Bike to Work […]

BTWD is Thursday, May 7, 2014. There are a lot of  energizer stations to visit in Contra Costa. All are providing SNACKS and some are providing: bike repair, smoothies, bike lights, Peet’s Coffee, slushies, and more! Stop by a few stations to say hello and for a full listing of energizer stations click here. Here is […]

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511 Contra Costa congratulates Ray Pixton as Contra Costa County’s 2014 Bike Commuter of the Year. Ray Pixton has been biking to work since 1981 when he started working for the Contra Costa Water District. He is a construction inspector and he rides rain or shine. “It feels weird to drive a car now,” he […]

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Cycle San Pablo is hosting the following three events. Cinco de Mayo Parade May 3 from 10-11 a.m. Richmond Civic Center 24th St & Barrett Ave, Richmond Bike to Work Day May 8 from 7-9 a.m. Corner of Church Ln & San Pablo Ave, San Pablo Bike Bonanza May 30 from 3-5 p.m. Wanlass Park […]

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The morning commute brought 4,175 bicycle commuters which is more than the combined a.m. and p.m. count for cyclists recorded last year.  So far we have seen our Best Dressed; a Walnut Creek Councilwoman pedaled a bike blender to make a smoothie; and bicycle commuters in San Ramon were treated to burritos. What’s in store […]

Image credit: Anat R. Congratulations to all of our 2013 BTWD Photo and Video contest winners! Everyone who won is listed below and received a 2013 Bike to Work Day t-shirt designed by local Matthew Fleming. Chris M. (Concord) George K. (Oakland) Francisco M. (Moraga) Anat R. (Oakland) Thanks to everyone who entered!