Bay Area Bike to Work Day embraces the new hybrid work model
Commuters as well as other cyclists visit energizer stations around the Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Thursday, May 18's weather was perfect for biking, and thousands came out to participate in the Bay Area Bike to Work Day (BTWD), part of this year's Bay Area's Bike to Wherever Days.
For the first time since 2019, all of the nine participating counties across the Bay Area – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma – had energizer stations, parties, bike caravans and more to celebrate Bay Area Bike to Work Day 2023. Riders who stopped by were heading to work, school, running errands or just out to share the day with other cyclists, and everyone was in a festive mood. The excitement about the return of BTWD was palpable among riders, volunteers, energizer station hosts, visiting elected officials and community leaders alike.
"It's just a reminder of what a great mode of transportation riding a bike can be," said Alfredo Pedroza, MTC Chairman and Napa County Supervisor. "At MTC, our responsibility is providing the investments to (bike)."
Hundreds of energizer stations across the Bay Area welcomed riders during the morning and evening commute hours. Volunteers and sponsors handed out commemorative bags, schwag, snacks and cheer.
BTWD was very fortunate to gai a new presenting sponsor this year – Stanford Medicine. We are very grateful for their support.
In addition to the thousands of riders across the Bay Area, MTC Commissioners, local politicians, and notables also participated in BTWD 2023. Some hosted or visited energizer stations, some held press conferences, and all lent their support to the day. A sampling:
Additional Local Elected Officials
Other Notable Leaders
Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days is presented by MTC (the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area), 511 (the region's traveler information system), Amazon, and Stanford Medicine. BTWD 2023 also receives regional support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), as well as from many sponsors at the local level. Prizes for the Bike Champion of the Year winners were donated by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), MTC, Sports Basement, and Mike's Bikes.
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SOURCE Bayareabiketowork.com; Metropolitan Transportation Commission