Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 2, 2014

Bike to Work Day coming Thursday

Sponsors urge commuters to ride to work or BART

by Jeb Bing

Hacienda has teamed up with other sponsors of Bike to Work Day in Pleasanton and the rest of the Bay Area on Thursday by hosting special events to encourage commuters to bike to work locally or at least bike to BART and ACE train stations and bus stops.

On May 8th, Energizer Stations will be set up all over the Bay Area to celebrate Bike to Work Day, including two in Pleasanton.

Hacienda is again hosting an Energizer Station at the East Dublin/Pleasanton BART station in conjunction with the cities of Dublin and Pleasanton. Other hosts include the Alameda County Public Works Department, Alameda County Transportation Commission, American Diabetes Association, Dublin Cyclery and BART.

Cyclists who stop by the East Dublin/Pleasanton Energizer Station will receive free T-shirts, while sizes and quantities last; a free Cycling Commute Companion; a canvas tote bag filled with great cycling gear and more. Participating cyclists can also receive a free bike safety check courtesy of Dublin Cyclery.

Cyclists filling out a Bike to Work Day registration card will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win raffle prizes donated by local merchants.

At BART, the Energizer Station will be open from 6:30-9 a.m. in the plaza area just outside the turnstiles.

An Energizer Station also will be in operation from 7-9 a.m. Thursday at the West Dublin/Pleasanton BART stop.

Similar stations will also be operating from 7-9 a.m. on Stanley Boulevard at the entrance to Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, and at the Pleasanton entrance to the Alamo Canal Trail on Johnson Drive at ClubSport Pleasanton.

The Foothill High School Earth Club and Leadership Class also will staff an Energizer Station in front of the school on Foothill Road, offering free T-shirts to riders. That booth also will be hosted by the Alameda County Safe Routes to School organization.

Those committed to riding their bike to work Thursday can enter their name in a raffle to win a bike and other prizes by registering for the event at www.youcanbikethere.com/user/register.

A number of bike-related events are occurring throughout the community over the next few months. A list can be found at www.ebbc.org/btwd and www.ebbc.org/calendar.

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