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 (6-9 am) 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!
EMPLOYERS – Why should you encourage your workers to cycle? And what are the best ways to do so? Check out our Employer Toolkit!
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.” This year’s winner from Sonoma County is Dr. Tracey Jones, a specialist in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine at Kaiser. Read about her 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
Do you enjoy a little friendly competition? Does having teammates counting on you spur you to action? Join the Bay Area Bike Challenge! Create or join a team to compete for the most miles ridden throughout the month. A handy smartphone app will automatically track your rides. If you’d like to compete specifically against other Sonoma County teams (rather than be put in a pool with folks from other Bay Area counties), enter Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition in the Company/Organization field.
Sign up here.
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.