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Published May 12, 1999


BIKE TO WORK WEEK IS COMING
 
Bike to Work Day

Bike-to-Work Week is coming with a number of activities to celebrate a refreshing alternative form of transportation. Here is your opportunity to participate in a fun-filled week in a variety of ways!

Event Details
Bike-to-Work Week, sponsored by RIDES for Bay Area Commuters, will be held from May 17 through May 21. A number of events and contests are scheduled to take place. Commuters who pledge to bike to work or school once during the week can have their names entered into a drawing for great prizes! Follow the link at the end of this message to register for Bike-to-Work events on-line. Entries must be received by May 25. Prizes to be awarded to Bike-to-Work Week registrants include: a trip for two on Southwest Airlines to anywhere they fly in the United States; a Samba Tandem by Burley; or bike gear from Bellwether, Kelly Bike, REI, Salsa, Specialized, Timbuk2, Voodoo and Zoic.

Energizer Station
Bike-to-Work Day is May 18. The Hacienda Owners Association, City of Pleasanton, Dublin Cyclery and BART will be hosting a Bike-to-Work Day Energizer Station at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station (immediately outside the turnstile). The first fifty bicycle commuters to stop at the station will receive a special Bike-to-Work Day gift bag filled with complimentary gifts to honor your participation in this event. The station will also feature information on bicycle maintenance, safety and commuting.

Employer Competition
Bike-to-Work Week also features an annual Employer Competition for Bay Area employers in three size categories: fewer than 100 employees, 100 to 500 employees, and over 500 employees. The company in each category with the highest percentage of bike commuters will win a trophy. Employees registered for Bike-to-Work Week can commute by bicycle on any day the week of May 17-21 to be eligible to win prizes; they are then also included in the employer competition tallies. Again, entries must be received by May 25.

Registration
(click here to register for Bike-to-Work Week or to obtain additional information, http://www.rides.org/btwd99/)For printed copies of registration materials and additional information, please contact either organization listed below.  

Contact Information
Carolyn Helmke
RIDES for Bay Area Commuters
1333 Broadway, Suite 601, Oakland, California   94612-1906
(800) 755-POOL  phone     (510) 622-0201  fax     chelmke@rides.org  e-mail

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW