Bike to Work Day, May 9, 2019

Bike to Work Day - Thursday, May 9 at Stanford!

Thanks to all our Stanford riders and friends—over 1200 + who rode their bikes to work on Bike to Work Day 2019. Remember, we think every day is Bike to Work Day—so saddle up and ride more! Special thanks to our super volunteers too who greeted our riders with a smile and cheer.

And—there is still time to take our Bike Safety Pledge and Win a Free Bike!

Bike to Work Day canvas bag

Sprocket Man and Sprocket Woman

Man and Sprocket Woman

Group photo
Photos: Christian Obando

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Be Safe Riding and Walking To Work

Momentum iNeed Street Bike
Momentum iNeed Street bike

Share your department’s Bike to Work Day ride—win a free breakfast!

department bike ride winner
2018 BTW Department Ride winners enjoying their free breakfast at Tootsies.

Share your department’s team spirit and how you rally colleagues to ride during May, National Bike Month, or on Bike to Work Day, May 9. We have heard stories of both short and long rides, some from as far away as San Francisco and beyond. The information will help foster new programs, gather information on bike-friendly departments, and inspire all of us to ride more and drive less when we can.

Log your ride by May 31 to be entered into the drawing. Luck of the draw will award a free* breakfast to the winning department.

*Breakfast limited to budget capacity and our vendor selection, must be redeemed by June 30, 2019


Why Bike To Work?

  • Almost 40 percent of Bay Area commuters live within five miles of their workplace, a distance considered ideal for bicycle commuting.
  • If every person living this close to their workplace pedaled to work on Bike to Work Day, more than 60,000 vehicles would be off the road, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 150,000 pounds.
  • Bicycling or walking could save both emissions and expenses. Try our Commute Cost and Carbon Emissions Calculator for your savings.

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Thanks to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition who oversees Bike to Work Day in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and to 511.org, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Kaiser Permanente who provide funding.

For more information on Stanford's bicycle program and bike safety, visit the bike program web page or email bike-information@stanford.edu.