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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 […]