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Gear Up for Bike to Work Day

Gear Up for Bike to Work Day


Get ready to gear up for the 24th annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 10.

Palo Alto has been participating in this green commute choice for 19 years. The City is hosting four Energizer volunteer stations positioned at key commute locations from 6:30-9 a.m. They are at:  

  • Alma Bike Bridge at El Palo Alto
  • Wilkie Way Bike Bridge (near Monroe Drive & Miller Avenue)  
  • City Hall on Bryant Street
  • California Avenue Caltrain station, near the fountain

Bicycle commuters can ride by, pick up a canvas musette bag, a snack, and other give away items, while supplies last. Each station has its own unique flare. The Wilkie Way station will be cooking up pancakes. You can get your bike tuned up at Alma Bike Bridge. Learn about planning and transportation projects at the City Hall location. At our busiest station on California Avenue, you will witness hordes of cyclists. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition of Santa Clara County has provided support for local Energizer stations. Click here for a map of all the Energizer stations that will be set up for this year's Bike to Work Day.

Palo Alto is home to many residents and employees who regularly use bicycles for commuting and other trips. The community has been recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community and is the home to the nation’s first bicycle boulevard, the Ellen Fletcher Bicycle Boulevard on Bryant Street.

A bicycle-mapping tool is available at www.511.org to plan your bicycling trip in advance. Just type in your start point, destination, and click on the bicycle icon for a suggested bike route.

Bike to Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area has been coordinated with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission by the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition.

Last Updated: April 10, 2018