Bike to Work Week
Home | About  | Map | Events | Wiki | Post an article
San Francisco, CA, USA James - Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 3:48 am

May 12, 2011

Previous events: May 13, 2010


Anyone Can Participate in Bike to Work Day on May 12, 2011
San Francisco Bay Area’s 17th Annual Bike to Work Day, which will be held on May 12, 2011, aims to motivate non-bike riders and those already cycling to get involved. With bike riding’s many advantages like healthier living, reducing one’s footprint, and an affordable transportation alternative, Bike to Work Day is headed for a significant increase in participation in 2011. Biking to work is a great way to fulfill the requirement of 30+ minutes of physical activity per day needed to stay healthy.

Bike to Work events, presented by and Kaiser Permanente, will take place throughout the month including a Team Bike Challenge and Bike Commuter of the Year Awards. Additionally, local employers are urged to help encourage bike riding as more physically active employees are more alert, healthy and more productive.

“Bike riding benefits not only Bay Area residents’ health but the environment as well,” says Diana Rohini LaVigne, regional producer for Bike to Work Day. “Unfortunately, bike riding comes with misperceptions from what you must wear to being fit before even starting. But biking is for everyone. You don’t need special clothing, you don’t need special equipment, and you don’t need to already be in shape to take up biking. All you need to do is find your motivation and jump on.”

This year’s message is to find your inner motivation and reason to ride a bike and to go for it. It could be anything from reducing stress, losing weight, helping diminish global warming, or having bragging rights at the water cooler on the most distance traveled on a bike. Bike riders come in all different shapes and sizes, and no one should feel limited by their size, attire, equipment or speed. Bike riding is an equalizer and all are accepted. There are activities in all nine counties; Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Per Bay Area Bikes website:

Bike to Work Day 2011 will be held on May 12, 2011 -The 'can't miss' event of the year!

Get ready for the 17th Annual Bike to Work Day on May 12, 2011. Join over a hundred thousand other Bay Area Bicycle riders in making Bike To Work Day a continued success. Look at last year's event photos, videos and news coverage from last year's event. Bike Month will have many events scheduled so check the calendar for events in your county. Also join the Team Bike Challenge for your chance to win great prizes.

From the 2009 Bike to Work Day:

The 15th Annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 14th, 2009
Bike to Work DayThe San Francisco Bay Area's 15th Annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 14, 2009. Bike to Work Day is the premier bicycling event taking place in all of Northern California with all nine Bay Area counties participating in the celebration. The event is just one day of many events taking place in May as part of National Bike Month.

Groups: San Francisco, CA, USA
No Comments
Your Name:
Web site (i.e.
Antispam: Type 'pizza' backwards:
Bike to Work Week
Map / Locations

Latest Posts

Events By Location
Posts By Date
Posts By Tag


Find Stuff