On Thursday May 11, 2017 tens of thousands of regular and first-time Bay Area residents biked to work for the 23rd Annual Bike to Work Day, part of National Bike Month.
1,232 local riders picked up musette bags stuffed with goodies from our twenty-two Energizer Stations during the 6:00 – 9:00 am commute; some fun after-parties took place later that evening. Check out the 2017 Energizer Stations Map for energizer station location and after party locations.
Check out some great photos of the day!
Bike Commuters of the Year
Each of the nine Bay Area counties crowns one dedicated and inspiring individual as “Bike Commuter of the Year.” This year, SCBC was so touched by the stories of two particular individuals, both steadfast bike commuters and so inspiring in their own right, we felt that both deserved to be crowned and celebrated! Our congratulations go out to 2017 Sonoma County Bike Commuters of the Year, Shaun Ralston and Steve Bush! Find out more about Shaun and Steve here.
Team Bike Challenge
Teams of up to 5 people competed to earn the most points commuting by bike during the month of May. This year’s winning team, Pheidippides Project 5, rode a collective 2,229 miles! The winning individual, Jorge Cruz (also a member of Pheidippides Project 5), rode a whopping 1025 miles!
Companies participating in the Team Bike Challenge are sorted by size. Sonoma County’s overall winning company, which also took first place in the Small Company category, was Marmot Mountain with a collective 3153 miles! Local Medium Company winner Viavi Solutions also took third in this category in the greater Bay Area, with 2684 miles. The Large Company winner was Oliver’s Market with 2607 miles. Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District rocked the Extra-Small category with 926 miles.
Bike to School
Learn more about Bike to School Day, which will also took place on May 11.
Volunteer for Bike to Work Day
We’re always in need of a host of volunteers to help us prep for and implement Bike to Work Day. If you’re interested in stuffing free goodie bags, delivering materials, greeting cyclists at energizer stations, or other tasks for 2018, please sign-up to volunteer here. Thank you!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 BTWD SPONSORS!
Titanium Sponsors ($1,000 +)
Steel Sponsors ($250+)
Get your business noticed as a sponsor
Record numbers of people are riding bikes in Sonoma County this year and partnering with the Bike Coalition on Bike to Work Day is a great way to get massive exposure for your business! Contact Eris@bikesonoma.org if you’re interested in sponsoring Bike to Work Day 2018.