Attention Bay Area: Rain for Bike to Work Day

Strap on your fenders, biking boys and girls! The National Weather Service tells us to expect up to a quarter inch of rain beginning Thursday morning in the San Francisco Bay Area, with nearly a half inch expected along the coast.

National Weather Service rainfall forecast  Bike to Work Day 2015

If you organize or volunteer for an Energizer Station, you’ll want a tent to cover your food, your schwag, and yourselves. Hot coffee will also be much appreciated.

The VTA bike train from downtown San Jose to the VTA offices on North 1st via the Guadalupe River Trail takes place rain or shine. They’ll meet at the VTA customer service center on Santa Clara Street at 7:30 AM, with grand depart scheduled for 7:50 AM.

Before that, I plan to visit the Energizer Stations around downtown San Jose.

  • Diridon Station sponsored by Motivate International.
  • Guadalupe River Trail at San Fernando sponsored by my friends at transportation consultant Fehr and Peers.
  • North 3rd and East John sponsored by Alta Planning. When did Alta open a San Jose office?
  • MLK Library, hosted by city of San Jose DOT where Jessica Zenk can give me grief about my helmet again. It’s all in good fun.

The VTA ride will stop at the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Energizer Station located on the trail near Coleman Ave. And I’ll make a quick stop at the Lumileds Energizer Station at Trimble if they’re still open.

Finally, be sure to catch the the Oracle Energizer Station on Agnew at Garrity (just east of Lafayette), where you can find delicious quiche, fruit yogurt breakfasts, and the usual assortment of cookies and pastries served with Peet’s coffee or O.J. They’re getting a tent to stay dry.

Plan your own tour of Energizer Stations in the South Bay with this map of Santa Clara and San Mateo County Energizer Stations. Other Bay Area Counties are covered at their respective maps.


  1. I don’t see listed the one on San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail at Agnew that the City of Santa Clara (BPAC) sponsors every year.

  2. Our counts were down about 100 cyclists this year. It was a lovely morning, though… I think you scared everyone away! 😉

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