May is Bike Month!
May 8, 2017 at 11:20am
Pump up your tires, learn how to commute by bike and don't forget to put on your helmet. See you in the bike lane!
Alameda CTC has invested significantly in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and safety improvements throughout Alameda County, and we can see the results with smoother pavement, safer streets, more bike lanes and fewer system gaps. Read the Press Release.
Bike to school or work on Thursday May 11 and take advantage of the wide range of bicycle facility improvements that have been occuring throughout Alameda County thanks in part to voter-approved transportation funds from Measures B and BB. Here is information to get you started:
- Pledge to bike to work on May 11th!
- Find an Energizer Station that’s on your route to work (for refreshments, Bike to Work Day bags, support and high-fives!)
- Sign up for Team Bike Challenge and log your miles. Compete with friends and other offices. Here is a toolkit to help get your colleagues riding.
- Want to brush up on your skills and improve your confidence on a bike? Take an Urban Cycling Class.
- Not a cyclist? Become one — take an Adult Learn-to-Ride Class.
- Remember bikes are welcome on transit. You can also store your bike in a secure on-demand BikeLink locker at many BART stations, train depots and park-and-ride lots.
- Sign up here for one of several Family Cycling Workshops this month.
Alameda CTC supports Bike to School Day through the Measure B/B-funded Safe Routes to Schools Program which supports family-friendly alternatives to driving kids to school, and by funding safe walking and biking paths across Alameda County for all ages and abilities including gap closures in our bikeway network.
Alameda County launched its first Bike to School Day in 2010 through the Safe Routes to Schools Program to complement Bike to Work Day. Participation increases each year. This year 130 schools are participating.