For Immediate Release

Contact: James Paxson, General Manager Hacienda Owners Association 925.734.6500

PLEASANTON, Calif. - The San Francisco Bay Area's Annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Join Hacienda, a Gold 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.

Energizer Station

On May 10th, 2018, Energizer Stations will be set up all over the Bay Area to celebrate Bike-to-Work Day. Hacienda is again hosting an Energizer Station at the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station in conjunction with the City of Pleasanton, the City of Dublin, Veeva Systems, Dublin Cyclery and BART. Cyclists who stop by the East Dublin/Pleasanton Energizer Station will receive free t-shirts, while sizes and quantities last; a free Cycling Commute Companion; a canvas tote bag filled with great cycling gear/give-aways/snacks, and much more! Participating cyclists can also receive a free bike safety check courtesy of Dublin Cyclery. The Energizer Station will be open between 6:30 and 9:00 am 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.

Win Prizes for Cycling

Bike to Work Day is a great day to be on your bike! Pledge to ride your bike to work or wherever you need to go on Bike to Work Day, May 10th, 2018, and you will also be entered in a drawing to win a Sweet Beautiful Machine T-shirt. Simply follow this link to register https://bikeeastbay.org/events/btwd_2018 .

Tri-Valley Happy Hour!

This year's Bike to Work Day Happy Hour has grown to two locations in the Tri-Valley: McKays Taphouse and Brew Garden in Pleasanton, along with Whole Foods at Persimmon Place in Dublin will be the 2018 Happy Hour Sponsors. Come join the party and re-fuel with tasty refreshments. Cycling-loving community business partners will add to the festivities with additional activities. The Tri-Valley Bike to Work Day Happy Hours will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at McKays Taphouse and Brew Garden, 252 Main Street, Pleasanton, and from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at Whole Foods, 5200 Dublin Boulevard, Dublin. Bike parking will be available.

Resources for Employers

Be a part of Bike to Work Day, the East Bay's biggest day for bicycling! On Thursday, May 10, 2018, and throughout Bike Month this May, hundreds of thousands of people will pedal in celebration of bicycling as a fun, sustainable and healthy way to get to work. See how your business can engage with your employees and communities ( https://bikeeastbay.org/btwd2018_business ): Sponsor Bike to Work Day, Become a Business Member, Request an Employer Toolkit, Nominate a Bike Commuter of the Year, or Host a 1-Hour Bike Education Workshop at your work place.

Local Bike Events

A number of bike related events are occurring throughout the community over the next few months; many will also offer an opportunity to enter the raffle to win prizes. The City of Dublin is showcasing National Bike Month with Urban Cycling workshops, Bike to Work challenges, Community Rides, and incentives for biking to local Farmers Markets: http://dublinca.gov/954/National-Bike-Month-Activities . Bike East Bay is always promoting a wide variety of classes, cycling clubs, and workshops: www.bikeeastbay.org/calendar .

Love to Ride Bay Area Challenge

Take the Love to Ride Bay Area Challenge and recruit friends, neighbors and co-workers to form teams of 1-8 individuals and win great prizes! This Challenge kicks off on May 1st and continues throughout the month of May. Start a team or join an existing team. Teams can have up to 8 riders and can be composed of anyone (colleagues, friends, family, etc.). Each individual and team will earn points by riding and by encouraging others to ride. In addition to team winners, awards will be given for top male/female rider, most trips ridden by male/female riders, the top male/female new rider, and the top male/female encourager. To participate: (1) Register on the website ( www.lovetoride.net/bayarea ), (2) Create a team or join an existing team, (3) Ride a bike anywhere, anytime, during the month-long Challenge, and record your rides on the website (or via the app) to earn points, and (4) join in the prize drawing!

Cycling Resources

There are a number of resources available for people interested in cycling. Follow this link to receive information and resources located in your area: www.bicycling.511.org/resources/bike_orgs.aspx . Your ultimate online guide to biking awaits at: www.mtc.ca.gov/getting-around . The Pleasanton Bikeways Map has information on the Pleasanton bikeway network along with related information and can be found at: www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23850 . 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 2018, just call 511 and use the voice activated system to ask for bicycling information or refer to the contacts below.

Contact Information

Hacienda Owners Association 4305 Hacienda Drive, Suite 330, Pleasanton, California 94588-2738 (925) 734-6500 phone (925) 734-6501 fax info@hacienda.org e-mail www.hacienda.org WWW

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