Contact: James Paxson, General Manager Hacienda Owners Association 925.734.6500
PLEASANTON, Calif. - The San Francisco Bay Area's 18th Annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Join Hacienda, a lead sponsor of Bike to Work Day in the East Bay, in this premier bicycling event taking place throughout Northern California with special events occurring in all nine Bay Area counties. Bike to Work Day is just one day of many events taking place in May as part of National Bike Month. Take the healthy commute and join thousands of Bay Area commuters as they bike to work or to transit.
On May 10th, Energizer Stations will be set up all over the Bay Area to celebrate Bike-to-Work Day. Hacienda is sponsoring an Energizer Station at the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station in conjunction with the City of Pleasanton, the City of Dublin, Alameda County Public Works, Dublin Cyclery and BART. The first 350 cyclists to stop by the East Dublin/Pleasanton Energizer Station will receive a free Cycling Commute Companion; a canvas tote bag filled with great cycling gear and more. Participating cyclists can also receive a free bike safety check courtesy of Dublin Cyclery. Cyclists filling out a Bike to Work Day registration card will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of the many raffle prizes donated by local merchants. The Energizer Station will be open between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. in the plaza area just outside the turnstiles. The East 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.
Pledge to bike to work or wherever you need to go on Bike to Work Day, May 10th, and you can enter your name in a raffle to win a bike and other fun prizes. Simply follow this link to register www.youcanbikethere.com/user/register.
There will also be various bike related events occurring throughout the community over the next month; many will also offer an opportunity to enter the raffle to win prizes. A list of Bay Area events can be found at ebbc.org/btwdebbc.org/calendar . Please be sure to check these pages regularly as new events are frequently being added. In particular, watch for these local events:
May 1, 12-1 pm Pleasanton City Council Chambers, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton A free workshop providing tips and tools for bicycle commuters
May 5, 10:30am - 12:30pm Iron Horse Trail at Amador Valley Blvd intersection, Dublin Get your bike ready for Bike to Work Day with a safety check from City Staff and Dublin Cyclery, including proper helmet fitting, flat tire fixes, and other basic bike maintenance. Bring the whole family.
May 12, 11am- 3pm REI Dublin, 7099 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin The City of Dublin, Cycles of Change and REI Dublin are teaming up to host a Bike Donation Drive! Bring your gently used bicycles to REI Dublin and turn them into a tax-deductible donation, where they will be repaired, polished, and distributed for use in local youth programs and to disadvantaged residents throughout Alameda County, and get giveaways and a discount coupon from REI Dublin.
May 17, 4 - 8pm Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin Bike to the Dublin Farmer's Market - the first 50 cyclists to visit the City booth will earn a $5 Carrot Cash Voucher (good at any booth at the market). In order to receive your Carrot Cash, you must visit the Dublin Bikeways booth with either your bicycle or helmet as proof that you biked. No limit per family!
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 on 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. The team with the most points in each county at the end of the Challenge will win prizes. To register, visit: http://teambikechallenge.com/welcome .
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: www.mtc.ca.gov/library/2001_rtp/downloads/bike/final_plan/subareamaps.pdf . The Pleasanton Bikeways Map 2012 has information on the Pleasanton bikeway network along with related information and can be found at: www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/pdf/traffic/bikeways-map2012.pdf . Finally, be sure to visit www.511.org as the Bay Area's best resource on bicycle commuting.