May 17 is Bike to Work Day


May 17 is Bike to Work Day

Bike to work, skip the traffic, Thursday May 17

Join thousands of Bay Area commuters as they get some fresh air and exercise, avoid high gas prices and pedal past traffic gridlock while biking to work or to BART on "Bike to Work Day," Thursday, May 17.

This is the Bay Area's 13th annual Bike to Work Day, promoting bicycling as a healthy, fun, and viable form of transportation.

Register for Bike to Work Day at 511.org and you'll be entered to win a folding bicycle that can be brought aboard any BART train at any time, or other great prizes! Registration is free, quick and easy. On Bike to Work Day, "Energizer Stations" will be located at several BART stations and along commute routes where bicyclists can stop for refreshments, giveaways, and bicycling information. Energizer Stations will be open during morning commute hours and some will reopen during the evening commute.

Visit 511.org for updated Energizer Station locations, Bike to Work Week activities and a variety of Bike to Work Day events.

Even on Bike to Work Day, BART's bike rules still apply. For a complete description of rules regarding bikes on BART, pick up a "BART Basics Guide" or visit the Bicycle Access section of bart.gov. The following is a brief overview of some of BART's bike rules.

  • Bikes are allowed on all trains except those trains shown in highlighted areas of the "BART Fares and Schedules" brochure.
  • Bikes are never allowed on crowded cars.
  • Bikes are allowed in any car but the first car of a train.
  • Bicyclists must use elevator or stairs, not escalators, and always walk bikes.
  • In case of an evacuation, leave your bike on the train and do not let it block aisles or doors.
  • Bicyclists under 14-years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Bikes must be parked in racks and lockers. Call 510/464-7133 for locker availability. Bikes parked against poles, fences or railings will be removed.