For many people, bike to work day is every day. But Bike to Work Day is also a time to celebrate, encourage others, share enthusiasm for biking as transportation, and sometimes pick up some fabulous free swag.
Cities throughout the state celebrate on different days, and in different ways. Below is a sampling of some of the celebrations so far this month.
Yes, yes, every day is bike to work day, but today is the day we get to celebrate it. Here’s a photo of one group of happy participants in Berkeley, California, where the mayors of Copenhagen, Denmark and Jena, Germany joined Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates for a “mayorpalooza” bike ride through town. We’re putting together […]
It’s generally acknowledged that Bike to Work Day was started by the League of American Bicyclists—then called the League of American Wheelmen—in 1956. Rumor has it (can anyone confirm this?) that in California the first Bike to Work Day event took place in San Diego circa 1993. What’s indisputable is that Bike East Bay, then […]
Today is Bike to Work Day in some parts of California, including the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas. That means: lots of bikes on the road—maybe more than usual, maybe not—but also lots of smiles, bike-bell-ringing, and high fives all around for everyone who chooses to use this most environmentally friendly way to get […]
New photos added! Yes, it should be every day, but it’s still fun to get out and cheer on or be cheered on in recognition of the general awesomeness of riding a bike. Also, Bike to Work Day/Week/Month is a great way to get people to try riding. People don’t want to be left out […]
As it closed in on midnight, the Berkeley City Council unanimously approved the Berkeley Bike Plan, which seeks to build a network of safe, connected bikeways throughout the city to encourage more people to ride bikes.