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March 22, 2011 > Bay Area gears up for Bike to Work Day 2011

Bay Area gears up for Bike to Work Day 2011

Submitted By Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Get ready for the San Francisco Bay Area's 17th Annual Bike to Work Day on May 12, 2011. A popular highlight of National Bike Month, this day-long event encourages Bay Area residents to use two wheels rather than four. Energizer stations will be set up along popular Bay Area bike routes to provide cyclists with encouragement, refreshments, give-aways and information. Participants who register for Bike to Work Day will be automatically entered in a raffle for a new bike and bicycle gear.

Bike to Work Day and its associated promotions are brought to you by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition, and numerous private-sector and local government partners.

See last year's event photos, videos and news coverage at www.YouCanBikeThere.com. Bike Month will have many events scheduled so check the online calendar for events in your county. Also join the Team Bike Challenge for a chance to win great prizes.

2011 Bike Commuter of the Year Nominations Now Open
Do you know someone in your community who is committed to making every day a "Bike to Work Day?" Does this person epitomize and actualize the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of bicycling? Please share his or her story with us. We'll pick winners in each county.

All entries must include the nominee's name, e-mail, county and a brief write-up (200 words or less) on why they deserve the Bike Commuter of the Year Award. All nomination entries must be submitted by April 14, 2011. See the application form at the Bike to Work Day site www.YouCanBikeThere.com.

Team Bike Challenge
During May, you can make every day a "Bike to Work Day" with the Team Bike Challenge. Bicycle teams of two to five riders compete by traveling via bike throughout the month of May. Each cycle commute will earn points for the team. Teams with the most points in each county will win prizes. Employers of all sizes are encouraged to promote the Team Bike Challenge. For employer resources to promote bicycling, visit www.YouCanBikeThere.com.

For more information, visit www.YouCanBikeThere.com

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