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The Contra Costa Transportation Authority is updating the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and they need your input. The Plan will help coordinate local plans for bicycle and pedestrian networks and help the Authority better understand where and how often people walk and bike. The last update to the Plan was in 2009, so your comments and ideas on how the new plan should look are vital. There are two ways to get participate – online or by attending an upcoming event in Contra Costa: July 8, 2017 (Saturday) – Pinole Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm July 15th, 2017 (Saturday) – Brentwood Farmers’ Market – 8am-noon If you would like to participate in the planning process online or would like more information about the Plan update, visit KeepContraCostaMoving.net.... Read the rest
Earth Day is Friday, April 22! We’ve pulled together a list of Earth Day celebrations in Contra Costa, happening now through Sunday the 24th. If you see a  next to an event listing, it means 511 Contra Costa staff will have a table at the event. Say hello, pick up some 511CC swag & get info on bonuses for trying an alternative (and environmentally friendly) commute. Earth Day Events Wednesday, April 20  Pleasant Hill: Diablo Valley College Earth Day – 321 Golf Club Rd, 10:30am-12:30pm Saturday, April 23 Martinez:  John Muir Birthday–Earth Day Celebration – John Muir National Historic Site, 10am-4pm Antioch: Keep Antioch Beautiful Day: Citywide cleanup, 8:30am-11am Danville: Danville Earth Day Celebration, Danville Library, 11am-2pm Richmond: Earth Day on the Richmond Greenway – Richmond Greenway Revitalization, 9am-1:30pm Sunday, April 24 Lafayette: Lafayette Earth Day Festival, Lafayette Library, 11am-3pm... Read the rest
Halloween Critical Mass in San Francisco Update: We have an updated bike events section with current events for 2013 and beyond. View 2013 Bike Events Have you been waiting for the warmer weather to bring out your bike? Or do you want to start riding, but not sure how, or where? We’ve listed both regular and one-time upcoming bicycling events around the Bay Area for 2012 for all biker types. Bike at the San Francisco Zoo, play Bicycle Bingo, bike to the Danville Farmer’s Market, bike through Wine Country and more.... Read the rest
Brown and Caldwell in Walnut Creek kicked off Bike to Work Day 2011 with their own Better Way to Work Week.  511 Contra Costa attended the Commuting Information Fair during the week leading up to Bike to Work Day.  The fair was intended to give employees on the fence about commute alternatives a push in the right direction. 511 Contra Costa provided information about public transportation, biking/walking trail maps, the Guaranteed Ride Home Program, and our very own Clean Air bags.  Brown and Caldwell’s conference room turned into a Bike to Work Day prep shop as coworkers volunteered their time tuning up bikes, making adjustments, and sharing tips on bicycle safety with their fellow colleagues.... Read the rest
Celebrate the new year by getting out on your bike and taking a ride! Here’s our list of cycling events for 2011 (to be updated as we find out new events), so mark your calendars and get going! Saturday, June 18: This year is the 2nd annual Transit & Trails Triple Threat. Using only public transportation and their bicycles, riders will ride to the summits of the three major peaks in the Bay Area: Mount Hamilton, Mount Diablo, and Mount Tamalpais.... Read the rest
Get those calves in shape! Now that the weather’s been shaping up nicely, there’s no excuse not to get out that two-wheeler of yours and hit some of the fantastic trails in Contra Costa County. If you feel like traveling further, we’ve got resources for East Bay and Bay Area bike maps, too. For ideas on longer, more scenic routes to try, read the San Francisco Chronicle article: Long rides for lengthening days.... Read the rest
Update: This program is no longer available. Please see our Program of the Week for a current program. Are you a novice or recreational cyclist? Always wanted to ride your bicycle to work? 511 Contra Costa can help, beginning with training and resources. We’re putting on a free two-day “Traffic Skills 101” class created by the League of American Bicyclists. We will provide you with a helmet or lock or bicycle tune up if you need one.... Read the rest
node_177_user_51_newspaper_ad_300 Free bike safety classes from the East Bay Bicycle Coalition are coming to an East Bay city near you soon!  The 3.5 hour Traffic Safety 101 Classroom Workshops are for ages 14 and up and are scheduled through mid November in locations all over the East Bay.  No bike required.  The EBBC has also scheduled two 6 hour long Traffic Safety 101 Road Classes in October and November. The full schedule of these and all EBBC events is available on the EBBC website.... Read the rest
Join the 511 Contra Costa crew at Tracks to Trails 2009. We’ll be stationed at the Whole Foods Energy Station in Walnut Creek. Tracks to Trails is an event promoting the Iron Horse Regional Trail and its easy accessibility via BART. Where: 6 Different Energy Stations along the Iron Horse Regional trail. When: Saturday, July 11. 10am – 2pm. Energy Stations along the trail: Dublin/Pleasanton BART (at entrance to Iron Horse Trail).... Read the rest
Bike to Work Day 2009 was a great success. [flickr-gallery mode=”search” group_id=”1059804@N20″] View more in the Bike to Word Day 2009 Flickr pool... Read the rest