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Cities around the Bay Area celebrated Bike to Work Day today with cheers and snacks, bike rides, politics, congratulatory speeches, and informative booths and displays. Below get an eyeful of some of the celebrations. Do you have photos to add? Send them to us, or add in the comments below.
More Bike Month celebrations coming next week, as the “official” National Bike to Work Day takes place next Friday, May 18.
See Roger Rudick’s take on
San Francisco’s day here.
Berkeley’s Mayor Jesse Arreguin (center) was joined by Dave Campbell of Bike East Bay (right) and a group of riders on a ride to downtown. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was joined by Matt Nichols, Oakland Transportation Policy director, and Dave Snyder of CalBike, foreground from right, on her bike ride to work in downtown Oakland. Photo: Ginger Jui/Bike East Bay
Fremont Mayor Lily Mei led a ride to the Fremont BART station. Photo by Robert Prinz/Bike East Bay
Najari Smith of Rich City Rides celebrates unity on Bike to Work Day in Richmond. Photo: Rich City Rides
In San Mateo, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition led local elected officials on a bike tour to highlight issues along the Dumbarton Rail Corridor. Photo: Chris Lepe/TransForm
Emma Shlaes explains how important the Dumbarton Rail Corridor is for bikes. Photo: Chris Lepe/TransForm
The group rode along the Chilco bike path, one of the only protected bike lanes in San Mateo County. Photo: Emma Shlaes/SVBC
Meanwhile, Oakland’s DOT head Ryan Russo addressed the crowd in downtown Oakland. Photo: Ginger Jui/Bike East Bay
In downtown Oakland, riders got their bikes repaired. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Biketopia also offered repairs at the Ashby BART station. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
The Scraper team transformed the GoBikes. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
An AC Transit bus gave riders a chance to test out their bike racks, and reps talked about what’s in store at the agency–like doubledecker buses and the new Transbay Terminal. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
At the UC Berkeley campus, police assisted people in registering their bikes. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Berkeley’s Mayor’s Ride checked out separated bike lanes. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
The Berkeley Bike Station, where you can park your bike for free while you go about your day, saw a lot of action. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Bike East Bay talked to riders in Oakland about the work they do. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
In downtown Oakland, an elegant pancake breakfast was served in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Complete with Flowers. Photo: Ginger Jui/Bike East Bay
The promise of donuts get some people riding. Whatever it takes! Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog
Bike to Work Day is also Bike to School Day. Lots of enthusiasm at Cabrillo School. Photo: Ginger Jui/Bike East Bay