A nice promotional video for Bike To Work Day 2012 produced by the (San Francisco) Bay Area Bicycle Coalition shows how we roll around here.
“It doesn’t matter what you wear. It doesn’t matter what you look like.”
My seven mile bike route to work from downtown San Jose to my office in Santa Clara, California includes less than a half mile of on road travel. The rest of my route is entirely separated from car traffic.
Remember, tomorrow (Thursday, May 13 2010) is Bike To Work Day in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you see me, flag me down and I might have some goodies for you.
I’ll be on the wonderfully cute Kona Bandwagon fixed gear bike (light blue frame with obnoxious orange rims). I’ll likely have a big red backpack for the schwag.
One lucky winner will get a copy of Bike Snob NYC’s book (the hardcover released copy). Everybody else will get other random stuff. You must be willing to be photographed to get the prizes and have your photo posted to Flickr and this blog.
Feel free to ride with me — I’ll be on the fixed gear taking photos so I will be traveling a little slower than usual. If you want me to look for you, leave a comment on this post before 9 PM Pacific Time Wednesday and I’ll email you my cellphone number.
I’ll Caltrain from San Jose Diridon to Mountain View Castro Street, then bike to Menlo Park with brief stops at these “Energizer Stations“: Mountain View Caltrain, Castro & California, Wilkie Way bike bridge, California Avenue Caltrain, Palo Alto Caltrain, Palo Alto City Hall, Willow Place bike bridge, and the Dumbarton Bridge bike path at University Avenue. I would like to start at 7 AM in San Jose; let’s see if I actually get up early enough for that. Follow me on Twitter for updates.
I like the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s Bike To Work Day “reasons to bike”: “There are so many great reasons to give bike commuting a first try, but the reason people stick with it is simple – fun. So save the date for a morning of fun: Thursday, May 13 is Bike to Work Day 2010. Leave the car at home, dust off the bike, and enjoy your commute for once.”
Speaking of fun: I’m still trying to work things out, but I might be at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition bike fashion show Thursday night. There’s also a “Bike Away From Work Bash” on the Peninsula a tthe Depot Cafe in San Carlos.
Those of you who follow Caltrain already know about the track ‘incident’ during the evening commute last night.
TransLink will be the required for all Caltrain monthly pass and 8 rider users after January 2011.
San Diego Custom Bicycle Show starts today and runs through the weekend.
This Sunday Streets Alive San Mateo County. Cities across San Mateo County will transform public streets into car-free outdoor spaces for people to walk, bike, run, roll, play, and enjoy being active and healthy. (San Jose will hold a similar event on Saturday, May 15.)
Saturday April 10: Titus MTB Demo ride at Soquel Demo Forest, Santa Cruz. Note this was originally scheduled for Sunday but moved because there’s a good chance of rain.
Sunday April 11: Velo Girls Presents the Hippstar Menlo Park Grand Prix.
Don’t forget: The Sea Otter Classic begins next week. I’ll be there for sure on Friday and Saturday, maybe on Thursday as well.