Thursday is the Bay Area Bike to Work Day

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San Francisco, CA — Over 100,000 new and seasoned bike commuters are expected to pedal to work on Thursday, May 11, as part of the 23nd annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day.

With hundreds of Energizer Stations scattered throughout the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, riders can fuel themselves with refreshments, respite and encouragement from thousands of volunteers. Local bike groups and employers are planning a range of activities throughout the day and into the evening, including onsite events and after-work happy hours. Local elected officials — including several commissioners from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the presenting sponsor of the event — will do their part by cycling to their offices on

May 11. Complete event information, including Energizer Station locations, is available at
YouCanBikeThere.com.

“As an avid cyclist, I can attest to the benefits of commuting by bike,” said MTC Chair and Rohnert Park Councilmember Jake Mackenzie. “My brisk, 30-minute ride to city hall is great
exercise.”

To encourage increased bike commuting, the Team Bike Challenge competition will debut a
new mobile app this year. Team Bike Challenge is a competition in which coworkers, friends
and companies form teams that compete to log the most cycling miles during National Bike
Month in May. The app was designed to make recording miles and tracking the competition
easier and is available for Android and Apple devices. For more information on Team Bike
Challenge and to download the app, visit teambikechallenge.com.

Additionally, Chipotle will be sponsoring a 2-for-1 promotion at all its Bay Area restaurants on
Bike to Work Day. Participants just need to show their bike helmet or Bike to Work Day canvas bag at any Chipotle on May 11 from 10:45 a.m.-9:00 p.m. to qualify for the 2-for-1 deal. San Mateo County residents and workers also will want to take advantage of Commute.org’s 2017 commuter challenge in which users who log bicycle trips during Bike Week (May 8-12) will be entered to win a special Bike Commuter Prize Pack (valued at $250), which includes a commuter bag, bicycle lock and more! Participants can sign up at my.commute.org.

While much of the focus during Bike to Work Week in the Bay Area is on Bike to Work Day, many activities will take place throughout the region all month long, including free bike repair
workshops, bike safety classes and group rides. The major Bike to Work events include:

Presented by MTC, 511 and Kaiser Permanente, Bay Area Bike to Work Day encourages local
residents to try commuting on two wheels for the first time and celebrates those who bike to
work regularly. In addition to MTC (the transportation planning, financing and coordinating
agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area), 511 (the region’s traveler information
system) and Kaiser Permanente, Bike to Work Day 2017 receives regional support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Clear Channel Outdoor, and Clif Bar, as well as from many sponsors at the local level. Bike to Work Day’s media sponsor is NBC Bay Area-KNTV/Telemundo 48. Prizes for the Bike Commuter of the Year winners were donated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), Chipotle and Mike’s Bikes. Day-of 2-for-1 promotion provided by Chipotle. The event is made possible through the cooperation of thousands of volunteers, county congestion management agencies, local jurisdictions, local bicycling coalitions and MTC

East County Locations:
 Antioch:
Location: Deer Valley Rd & Wellness Way (Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center)
City: Antioch
Time: 6:30-9:30am
Host: Kaiser Permanente Antioch Medical Center

 Location: Mokelumne Trail in front of Prewett Park
City: Antioch
Time: 6:00-8:30am
Host: City of Antioch
Location: Delta de Anza Trail at Lone Tree Way (Sutter Delta Medical Center)
City: Antioch
Time: 6:00-8:30am & 5:00-7:00pm
Host: City of Antioch
Location: Delta de Anza Trail between Buchanan & Somersville Rd
City: Antioch
Time: 6:30-10:00am
Host: Tri Delta Transit
 Brentwood:
Location: Corner of Rose Brook Terrace & Central Blvd (Ron Nunn Elementary School)
City: Brentwood
Time: 7:45-9:00am
Host: Ron Nunn Elementary School

Location: Marsh Creek Trail at Central Blvd
City: Brentwood
Time: 3:00-6:00pm
Host: East Bay Regional Park District
Location: NE corner of City Park at 2nd & Oak St
City: Brentwood, CA
Time: 7:00-9:00am & 3:00-6:00pm
Host: Delta Pedalers Bicycle Club
Pittsburg
Location: Delta de Anza Trail at Railroad Ave (West)
City: Pittsburg
Time: 6:30-8:30am
Host: City of Pittsburg
Location: Pittsburg / Bay Point BART Station: 1700 W Leland Rd, Pittsburg, CA 94565
City: Pittsburg
Time: 7:00-9:00am
Host: Healthy & Livable Pittsburg Collaborative
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