Published May 3, 2002


Bike to Work

Hacienda and RIDES are celebrating Bike-to-Work Week from May 13 to May 17. As part of the week long festivities, Bike-to-Work Day is Thursday, May 16th. Take the healthy commute and join thousands of Bay Area commuters as they bike to work or to transit.

Energizer Stations
On May 16, Energizer Stations will be set up all over the Bay Area to celebrate Bike-to-Work Day. Hacienda will participate in an Energizer Station at the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station co-sponsored by Hacienda, the City of Pleasanton, Dublin Cyclery and BART. The Energizer Station will be open between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. just outside the station turnstiles. The Dublin/Pleasanton BART station sits in the middle of Interstate 580 and is easily accessed from Owens Drive on the Pleasanton side of the station and from Dublin Boulevard on the Dublin side of the station. The turnstiles leading into the station are found on the first floor immediately below Interstate 580. Hacienda cyclists who stop by will receive a free canvas tote bag, snacks and a free bike safety check courtesy of Dublin Cyclery.

Win Prizes for Cycling
Pledge to bike to work, school or transit on one day of the week of May 13-17, 2002 and RIDES will enter your name in a drawing to win free prizes. Simply follow this link to register www.btwd.org/main/registration.htm, or obtain registration forms from the contacts below. The grand prize is a weekend getaway for two in Napa. Other great prizes will be awarded from: Blue & Gold Fleet, Birkenstock, Folding-Bike.com, Kryptonite, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Planet Granite and Timbuk2. All entries must be received by Friday, May 24.

Golden Handlebars Contest
If you're a company with employees who bike to work, be sure to enter the Golden Handlebars Contest. The companies with the greatest number of employee participants in Bike to Work Day will win the Golden Handlebars plaque. To enter into the contest, sign up here: www.btwd.org/main/goldenhandlebars.htm.

Cycling Resources
RIDES for Bay Area Commuters has many resources available for people interested in cycling. Follow this link to receive information and resources on a bike coalition located in your area: www.btwd.org/main/bicyclecoalition.htm. Your ultimate online guide to biking awaits at: www.rides.org/main/bikeresourceguide.htm. Here you can obtain information ranging from safety and bike routes to a bike shop listing by city. For additional information on commute cycling, contact the RIDES representative shown below.

Contact Information
Melisa Montoya
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 275, Oakland, California 94612
(510) 273-2060 phone     (510) 622-0201 fax     melisa@rides.org e-mail     www.rides.org WWW

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