Would you like to get outside, improve your fitness, save money, and contribute to a cleaner environment? Do you live within five miles of work (or a SMART station or bus stop)? Give bicycle commuting a try!
On Bike to Work Day, Energizer Stations are set up during the morning commute along cycling routes throughout the county, offering riders snacks, swag, and encouragement. It’s a party on two wheels!
Do you need a little encouragement to get started? Come to our free pre-BTWD clinic on April 28 to get a bike safety check, helmet fitting, and learn tips for choosing a safe route and being safe in traffic. Take the Pledge to ride on Bike to Work Day – you’ll receive helpful tips by email AND be entered in a drawing to win cool prizes!
While Bike to Work Day is the highlight of the month, we have plenty of other activities throughout May to encourage folks who ride.
Bike Commuter of the Year
Each of the nine Bay Area counties crowns one dedicated and inspiring individual as “Bike Commuter of the Year.” You can nominate your favorite bike commuter here. Read about our 2017 local winners here.
Bike-Friendly Business of the Year
We’re hoping to engage more employers this year by offering a Bike Friendly Business Award. How can you make your workplace more bike-friendly? Check out these suggestions, and nominate your employer here.
Team Bike Challenge
We’ll be using a different app for the Team Bike Challenge this year – stay tuned for more details!
Teams compete to earn the most points commuting by bike during the month of May. Last 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 in 2017, 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.
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!
THANKS TO OUR 2018 BTWD SPONSORS!
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.