Published April 22, 2008


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, the City of Dublin, Dublin Cyclery and BART. 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. 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.

Bike Safety Class
Learn to drive a bike with a free urban bike safety class. Classes will be held throughout the Bay Area in April and May. This 4 hour classroom course teaches street skills including the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, rights and responsibility. A second day of instruction will consist of a 6 hour on-road course to practice what was taught in the street skills class. For more information on the classes or to sign-up, please contact Dave Campbell at dcampbel@lmi.net or at the Berkeley Bikestation (510) 548-7433.

Win Prizes for Cycling
Pledge to bike to work, school, transit, errands or play at least once during the week of May 12-16, 2008 and you can enter your name in a raffle to win a bike and other fun prizes. Simply follow this link to register www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/index.php?page=drawing.php. All entries must be received by Saturday, May 31, 2008 to be eligible for prize drawings.

Team Bike Challenge
Take the Team Bike Challenge and recruit friends, neighbors and co-workers to form teams of two to five individuals and win great prizes. The Team Bike Challenge kicks off May 1st and continues throughout the month of May. Each individual member of the team earns points every day they use their bikes for transportation purposes. The team with the most points at the end of the Challenge will win the grand prize of a bike rack to be placed in a public space of their choice. Simply follow this link to register: www.bayareabikes.org/btwd/index.php?page=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/index.php?page=nominations.php and fill out the nomination form. All nominations must be received by midnight on Wednesday, April 23rd.

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 2008, just call 511 and use the voice activated system to ask for bicycling information.

Contact Information
Dave Campbell
East Bay Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 1736, Oakland, California 94604
(510) 548-7433  phone     (510) 336-1604  fax     dcampbell@lmi.net  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