Published April 7, 2006


Hacienda is celebrating Bike-to-Work Week from May 15 to May 19. As part of the week long festivities, Bike-to-Work Day is Thursday, May 18th. Take the healthy commute and join thousands of Bay Area commuters as they bike to work or to transit.

Energizer Stations
On May 18, 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. 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, transit, errands or play on one day of the week of May 15-19, 2006 and you can enter your name in a drawing to win free bike-related prizes. Simply follow this link to register www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/members/register_online.php. All entries must be received by Wednesday, May 31.

Team Bike Challenge
Take the Team Bike Challenge and recruit friends and colleagues to form 5 person teams and win great prizes. The Team Bike Challenge will be going on throughout the month of May. Each individual member of the team earns points every day they use their bikes to get around and the team with the most points at the end will win the grand prize of a bike rack to be placed in a public space of their choice in their county. Simply follow this link to register: www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/members/tbc_signup.php.

Bike Commuter of the Year
If you know someone in your county who is committed to making every day a Bike to Work Day, nominate them for the Bike Commuter of the Year award. Simply go to: www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/nominations.html and fill out the nomination form. All nominations must be received by midnight on Sunday, April 16th.

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:  bicycling.511.org/organizations.htm. Your ultimate online guide to biking awaits at: bikemapper.mtc.ca.gov/BikeMapper/index.jsp.  Finally, be sure to visit www.511.org as the Bay Area's best resource on bicycle commuting.  For more information on Bike-to-Work Day 2006, just call 511 and use the voice activated system to ask for bicycling information.

Contact Information
Robert Raburn
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 433-7433  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