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May 18

Bike to Work Day 2018 heralded as a success

Posted on May 18, 2018 at 4:19 pm by Peter Ibrahim

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, almost 100,000 riders from around the Bay Area took part in the 24th Annual Bike to Work Day. Volunteers at energizer stations in Menlo Park and the Bay Area cheered and fueled the participating riders. There were energizer stations at the Caltrain Station, Willow Place Bike Bridge, Mike Harding Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge (San Mateo Drive), Ringwood Avenue Bike Bridge, Tarlton Properties, Facebook, Stanford Health Care and Stanford SLAC Recreation.

Cycling continues to grow a following throughout the region. For the five City-sponsored energizer stations, 1,244 bikers were tallied in 2018, an 18.6 percent increase from the 1,013 riders in 2017. 

The fun doesn’t have to end with Bike to Work Day, as the rest of May is National Bike Month. Looking for a way to incorporate more riding in your daily routine and not sure where to begin? There are a variety of resources available to get you biking. The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability offers a guide to Biking in San Mateo County. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, whose purpose is to increase biking in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, offers many resources and maps. Lastly, find a trail, bike path or lane using the San Mateo County Bikeways guide or from the Bay Trail website.

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