Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Northern California Northern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-01-09, 09:31 AM   #1
spingineer
Spinning like a gerbel
Thread Starter
 
spingineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Bikes: Seven
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Bike to Work Day, 5/14/2009

Enter the Bike to Work Day Raffle- Take the Bike to Work Day pledge to bike at least once to work or play during the month of May for your chance to win a new Larkspur Bicycle by Marin Bikes, Novara Commuter Kit from REI and many other bike related prizes. Visit http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/register to enter and win! Registration closes May 31st.


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! In 200 words or less, please tell us why you are nominating this person and why he or she deserves the Bike to Work Day 2009 Bike Commuter of the Year Award. One person in each of the nine Bay Area counties will receive this award. http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/48


Bike to Work events by county- Find out what your county is doing to celebrate this healthful day! Alameda County http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#Alameda
Contra Costa County http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#Contra%20Costa

Marin County http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#Marin

Napa County http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#Napa

San Francisco County http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#San%20Francisco

San Mateo County- no event scheduled at this time (WTF)

Santa Clara County- no event scheduled at this time (WTF)

Solano County- no event scheduled at this time (WTF)

Sonoma County http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#Sonoma



Energizer stations for cyclists-Pick up breakfast/refreshments/goodies on your way to work. These will be available at various locations between 6:00am-9:00am. See listing of energizer stations around the bay: http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/12


Join the Company Bike Challenge- Get together with fellow Juniperites to participate in this challenge. Compete against other companies of similar size and win bragging rights. More info at: http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/tbc


Participate in the 7th Annual Bike to Work Day Extravaganza!! Join employees of the Moffett Park area on a lunch-time bike ride sponsored by Juniper Networks. Participants will meet at Juniper at 11:15am at the basketball court and the bike ride will start from 11:30am to 12:00pm around the Moffett Park. The bike ride will end at Juniper and free lunch will be served to all cyclists. There will be a raffle drawing at the end of the ride. Pre-registration is required to participate.

http://www.mapmyrun.com/ride/united-...24093782817872



Leave your car at home & bike your way to a healthier commute!

Encourage your co-workers to bike to work or be your bike buddy!

It’s FREE of gas, FREE of pollution, FREE of traffic, FREE of stress, and FULL of FUN!
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-09, 09:44 AM   #2
rydaddy
Type 1 Racer
 
rydaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Davis, CA
Bikes: A dozen or so.
Posts: 2,579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No love for the Sactown?

http://www.mayisbikemonth.com/

I pledged 1000 miles for the month of May.
rydaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-09, 10:00 AM   #3
pelikan
Two wheels is two wheels
 
pelikan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Brisbane, CA
Bikes: Pee Wee Herman Special
Posts: 875
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I work at home most days, always Thursdays. I plan to go out in morning stop by all the SF festivities, then back home (to work).
pelikan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-09, 10:05 AM   #4
cccorlew
Erect member since 1953
 
cccorlew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Antioch, CA (SF Bay Area)
Bikes: Roubaix Expert, Motobecane Ti Century Elite turned commuter, Cannondale F500 Mtn bike, Some old French thing gone fixie
Posts: 6,786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Great post! As you all know, MyLilPony is a dedicated bike commuter and was Contra Costa's Bike Commuter of the Year! We support bike to work day every day.

My college is TRYING to promote it. Last year I had my design students all do posters. I'm on sabbatical this semester, but here's last semesters effort.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccorlew...33572594/show/
cccorlew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-09, 11:35 AM   #5
msincredible
crazy bike girl
 
msincredible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: CA Central Coast
Bikes: '07 Orbea Onix, '07 Birdy Yellow, '06 Cannondale Bad Boy (stolen)
Posts: 3,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I end up working from home that day, I'll take the unicycle down the hall from the bedroom to the office, does that count?
__________________
Countries I've ridden in: US, Canada, Ireland, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, China, Singapore, Malaysia
States I've ridden in: Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado
msincredible is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-09, 12:03 PM   #6
mtnwalker
Senior Member
 
mtnwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Bikes: '84 Centurion Accordo RS, '06 Gary Fisher Marlin, '06 Schwinn Fastback 27, '06 Litespeed Teramo
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Update Santa Clara now has some events for Bike to Work Day. Fun times!

Santa Clara County : http://btwd.bayareabikes.org/node/8#Santa%20Clara

I missed the goodies being handed out last year. I'll make sure to make up for it this year.
mtnwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-09, 10:32 PM   #7
spingineer
Spinning like a gerbel
Thread Starter
 
spingineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Bikes: Seven
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The problem I have is my commute is at 5:30, and be in the office at 6 am. That's before some of the energizer stations are set up. No goodies for me, but I'll be out there.
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-09, 10:34 PM   #8
Beaker
moth -----> flame
 
Beaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
Posts: 5,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll be trying my first bike-(BART)-bike to work tomorrow. I picked up my bike from a quick tuneup from the Pedaler in El Sobrante this afternoon and already got a free bike to work goody bag.

Looking forward to trying it out. I'll be heading out of the office extra early to make sure I can get back across the bay before the no bike curfew kicks in though. How unfortunate.
__________________
BF, in a nutshell
Beaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-09, 10:48 PM   #9
dl33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What do they have at the energizer stations? Will only pass one, actually it's at my destination.
dl33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-09, 11:25 PM   #10
BottleRocket
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Biking to work is almost never an option as a musician, but tomorrow I'm taking the ferry from SF to Vallejo to meet a colleague and we're going to ride to Santa Rosa for a rehearsal. I have to leave the house at 11:30 AM to get to a 7:30 PM rehearsal. But I'm looking forward to riding roads I've never been on before.
BottleRocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-09, 11:27 PM   #11
jobob
back of the autobus
 
jobob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Folsom, CA
Bikes: Lynskey R230, Rivendell Bleriot
Posts: 743
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm going to be so freaking grumpy tomorrow missing out on B2W day.

Maybe I should have warned my co-workers. Nah.
jobob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 12:02 AM   #12
ruthness
Member
 
ruthness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Mateo, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I`m biking to school tomorrow, which really I should have been doing all semester.
ruthness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 12:07 AM   #13
Tapeworm21
Senior Member
 
Tapeworm21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Berkeley
Bikes: 2010 Tarmac SL, 2013 Fairdale Weekender, 2013 Fairdale Coaster, 1995 Specialized M2 Pro, 1972 Schwinn Heavy Duty, 2014 Surley Long Haul Trucker
Posts: 2,265
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't help but want to drive to work tomorrow.
Tapeworm21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 12:18 AM   #14
mtnwalker
Senior Member
 
mtnwalker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Bikes: '84 Centurion Accordo RS, '06 Gary Fisher Marlin, '06 Schwinn Fastback 27, '06 Litespeed Teramo
Posts: 1,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I drove last year and I felt like crap all day. I think it'll be nice to get more cyclists on the road to work.
mtnwalker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 12:19 AM   #15
Ygduf 
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
Ygduf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Redwood City, CA
Bikes: aggressive agreement is what I ride.
Posts: 9,694
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 250 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
I drove last year and I felt like crap all day. I think it'll be nice to get more cyclists on the road to work.
I drove last year as well. Riding in tomorrow, if nothing else for the expected paceline on Foothill.

Also, if I take my 11-mile route I will pass 6 of the stations. 6!!
Ygduf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 12:21 AM   #16
silentben
Senior Member
 
silentben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Bikes: 2006 Cannondale Synapse carbon 2
Posts: 889
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've ridden my bike a grand total of two days in May and neither of those were commutes Going to try and commute in tomorrow though.
silentben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 07:35 AM   #17
spingineer
Spinning like a gerbel
Thread Starter
 
spingineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Bikes: Seven
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Funny, at 5:30 am, I don't see any increased ridership out there.
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 07:36 AM   #18
spingineer
Spinning like a gerbel
Thread Starter
 
spingineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Bikes: Seven
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruthness View Post
I`m biking to school tomorrow, which really I should have been doing all semester.
Major fopa
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 07:37 AM   #19
spingineer
Spinning like a gerbel
Thread Starter
 
spingineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Silicon Valley
Bikes: Seven
Posts: 7,952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dl33 View Post
What do they have at the energizer stations? Will only pass one, actually it's at my destination.
Cliff bars, gatorade, environmentally friendly shopping bag, and probably some water. Not sure if they give out t-shirts or not.
__________________
I'm in it to finish it.

My Cycling Blog
spingineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 07:41 AM   #20
rydaddy
Type 1 Racer
 
rydaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Davis, CA
Bikes: A dozen or so.
Posts: 2,579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bike to work all the time... but I don't think I've ever done it on the officialy bike to work day. Today included.
rydaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 07:43 AM   #21
subframe
Senior Member
 
subframe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ahhh, Bike To Work Day. My favorite holiday.

subframe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 07:57 AM   #22
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '16 BH Quartz, Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay"; Fuji D6 TT bike
Posts: 6,955
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jobob View Post
I'm going to be so freaking grumpy tomorrow missing out on B2W day.

Maybe I should have warned my co-workers. Nah.
You and me both. I could almost do it but the rewards aren't worth the risks.

So I'll settle for biking to work another time.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 08:08 AM   #23
mellum76
Mashing towards happiness
 
mellum76's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 386
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Major fopa
What's a "fopa"?

"faux-pas" perhaps? just messin' with you Ron.
mellum76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 08:58 AM   #24
kb5ql
SWS: Small Wheel Syndrome
 
kb5ql's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Palo Alto
Bikes: Bike Friday Pocket Rocket/PedalForce RS2/Specialized Rock Hopper Xtracycle/Periscope Hammerhead
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mellum76 View Post
What's a "fopa"?

"faux-pas" perhaps? just messin' with you Ron.
FOPA stands for "Featured Optional Pedal Assist." Ruthness needs that for her half bike as Marco typically provides 75% of the power.
kb5ql is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-09, 09:10 AM   #25
Beaker
moth -----> flame
 
Beaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 11 CAAD 10-4, 07 Specialized Roubaix Comp, 98 Peugeot Horizon
Posts: 5,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Made it to and from BART without my car - left in the dark (woefully inadequate lights) - got off at Daly city expecting to be greeted by the sun. Wrong - fog, yuk. Climbed up and over Guadalupe Canyon to head for the Brisbane lagoon and was given a boost by a stealthy energizer station giving me the cow-bell treatment. After the energizer station got rolling with ~20cyclists, not bad for ~7:15.

Based on this, I don't think I'll make a habit of riding with a backpack and laptop on a regular basis though, the computer is staying in the office tonight.
__________________
BF, in a nutshell
Beaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:36 AM.