What a success!
Over 44,000 riders in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties!
On Thursday May 10, 2018 over 44,000 regular and first-time Bay Area residents biked to work for the 24th Annual Bike to Work Day.
There were 107 Energizer Stations in Santa Clara County and 50 in San Mateo County –
the most we’ve ever had in Silicon Valley!
Why Ride on Bike to Work Day?
Help shift the cultural norms of our ‘car culture’
Almost 40 percent of Bay Area commuters live within just five miles of their workplace, a bike-able distance for even inexperienced cyclists. If every person living this close to their workplace ditched their cars on Bike to Work Day alone, more than 60,000 vehicles would be off the road, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 150,000 pounds. Everyone’s commute is improved when people ride a bike.
Help shift safety concerns
Of course there are always concerns about riding a bicycle. However, there are many ways in which the bike rider can look out for their own safety. Wear a helmet and bright colored clothing. Put lights on your bike, follow the rules of the road, take your time and enjoy the ride. The more bikes we have out there, the more drivers will become accustomed to sharing the road.
Bike commuting will become easier the more you do it
You’ll begin to get in the ‘cycle’ of riding and preparation will become routine. You’ll begin to enjoy the extra ‘you’ time, exercise and time out of car congestion. Trust us, your body and mind will thank you.
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