Published May 1, 2003


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Hacienda is celebrating Bike-to-Work Week from May 12 to May 16.  As part of the week long festivities, Bike-to-Work Day is Thursday, May 15th. Take the healthy commute and join thousands of Bay Area commuters as they bike to work or to transit.

Energizer Stations
On May 15, 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 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. in the plaza area just outside the turnstiles on the Pleasanton side of the station. The Dublin/Pleasanton BART station sits in the middle of Interstate 580 and is easily accessed by Owens Drive from Pleasanton and by Dublin Boulevard from Dublin. Hacienda cyclists who stop by will receive a free canvas tote bag, t-shirts, 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 12-16, 2003 and you can enter your name in a drawing to win free prizes.  Simply follow this link to register www.btwd.org/btwd/registration.asp, or obtain registration forms from the contacts below.  The grand prize is a $750 gift certificate redeemable at any Bay Area bike shop.  Other great prizes will be awarded from: Blue & Gold Fleet, Birkenstock and Timbuk2.  All entries must be received by Friday, May 23.

Cycling Resources
There are a number of 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/btwd/coalitions.asp. 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.  Finally, be sure to visit www.511.org in the next few weeks as the Bay Area's best resource on bicycle commuting prepares to launch.   For more information on Bike-to-Work Day 2003, just call 511 and use the voice activated system to ask for bicycling information at the first menu prompt.

Contact Information
Ursula Vogler
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1700, Oakland, California  94612
(510) 464-3211  phone     (510) 464-7848  fax     uvogler@mtc.ca.gov  e-mail
www.511.org    WWW

Robert Raburn
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 530-3444  phone     (510) 336-1604  fax     robertraburn@csi.com  e-mail     www.ebbc.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