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Cyclists Refreshed at Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations

Cyclists from as far away as Brentwood and Milpitas biked to work in the Tri-Valley.

Free bike repairs were offered at one Energizer Station on Bike to Work Day. (Photo: Alameda County Public Works Agency)
Free bike repairs were offered at one Energizer Station on Bike to Work Day. (Photo: Alameda County Public Works Agency)
The Alameda County Public Works Agency, in partnership with Bike East Bay, celebrated the 20th annual “Bike to Work Day” Thursday by hosting its second annual Energizer Station on Stanley Blvd.

This annual event encourages bicycling not only as an alternative method of transportation, but also good for your health and the environment. Bike to Work Day is an annual event held statewide to promote and encourage bicycling as a non-polluting and healthy commute option.

Cycles of Change partnered with the Public Works Agency at the Stanley Blvd. Energizer Station, and the BikeMobile was on site for the morning commute. Bike mechanics performed free tune ups, repairs, and tube replacement/flat tire repairs.

Approximately 75 cyclists used the new bike lanes and the multi-modal pathway on Stanley Blvd. to commute to work, some from as far away as Brentwood and Milpitas.

Others enjoyed the connectivity of bike lanes throughout the Tri-Valley as they cycled around the Valley, connected to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART stations, the Outlets, and various companies such as Clorox, Work Day, and the Lawrence Livermore Lab.

“Bike to Work Day is a great opportunity to dust off the bicycle that’s been sitting in your garage and, instead of the same old commute by car, enjoy riding that bicycle to get to work,” said Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty. “We are fortunate to live in an area that enjoys a pleasant climate, good transportation infrastructure and convenient access to transit. You may enjoy it enough to make Bike to Work Day a monthly, weekly or daily habit.”

Haggerty greeted bicyclists at an Energizer Station located at the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station on the morning of Bike to Work Day.

The Public Works Agency also staffed similar energizer stations at Grant Elementary School in San Lorenzo, the Castro Valley BART station, and the Bayfair.

Approximately 225 bicyclists were given “Bike To Work Day” goodie bags filled with various items celebrating and promoting safe bicycling including reflector lights, energy bars, water bottles, and coupons to various businesses at these four energizer stations.

--Submitted by Alameda County Public Works Agency

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