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Bike to Work Day is Thursday

Submitted by on 1, May 11, 2009 – 5:50 amNo Comment

0905_bike2work_logo_312It’s that time of the year again, folks: Bike to Work Day is this Thursday, May 14. The purpose of the event is to promote bicycling as a healthy, safe and fun way to get around, and participants can stop at “energizer stations” on the way to get snacks, swag and more. (Personally, I’d be satisfied if they could remind all those ever-so-helpful folks who lay on the horn every time I’m riding with my kid that it’s OK for him to ride in the bike lane, even if it is part of the street. But I digress.)

The event’s been going on for 15 years now and the folks who put it together are so excited that they are literally counting down the seconds on their website. This will mark the ninth year that the folks here at BikeAlameda have been running the local energizer stations (and P.S., I think they are looking for some volunteers to help out with that).

In addition to snacks and swag, cyclists can enjoy free rides on the Alameda Harbor Bay and Alameda/Oakland ferries on Tuesday (take advantage of that one quick, before the state takeover happens).

Here are the Alameda energizer stations and times they’ll be up and running:

City Hall: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Bay Farm Bridge: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

On board the Alameda/Oakland Ferry: 6:15 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:20 a.m., 9:25 a.m.

On board the Harbor Bay Ferry: 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.

Data 911, Marina Village: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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