Friday, May 3, 2013

Why You Should Ride On Bike to Work Day (Even if You Bike Everyday)

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SF Bicycle Coalition Bike to Work Day 2013Dear Kevin,

As a proud member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, we hope you’ll join us and thousands of others in pedaling to the office for Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 9. Even if Bike to Work Day is every day for you, we encourage you to come out and ride for the biggest bike day of the year.

Bike to Work Day is the day of the year when all eyes are on the huge and growing number of people biking in San Francisco. It’s a chance for the City officials and Mayor to take note of what we see every day: huge numbers of people biking in San Francisco. And it’s a chance for your San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to highlight—on the steps of City Hall and in the media—why you need more safe bikeways, smooth pavement and secure bike parking.

So won’t you join us for the big day? 

  • Fuel up at an Energizer Station: How many can you visit on your commute? Say hi to the wonderful member-volunteers out there advocating for better biking by giving away free snacks, beverages and canvas 2013 Bike to Work Day bags at 26 Energizer Stations across town! Plus, many stations will have local bike shops doing basic bike repairs! Plan out your route.

  • Ride with a Commuter Convoy: Join your Supervisor and neighbors on a leisurely bike toward downtown together. Commuter Convoys leave from each of the 11 districts at 7:45AM for the 2013 Bike to Work Day Press Event at 8:30AM. Heading down the Peninsula? Join the SF2G crew riding south at 6:30am. Check out the locations.

  • Be Counted! Pedal on by the *new* Bike Counter on Market Street between 9th and 10th Streets and have your "commute count" on the big biking day! What number will you be?

  • Take the Dress Up Challenge: Nothing says classy like a well-dressed person on a bike. When people ask you why you're all dressed up, tell them it is Bike to Work Day!  Share your bikey style #dressupBTWD.

  • Bring a Friend! Invite your friends and co-workers to join the SF Bicycle Coalition at an Energizer Station! Anyone who joins will get a limited-edition Bike to Work Day 2013 tote bag perfect for shopping trips. Bike to Work Day is our largest membership drive of the year, you can keep us a strong and savvy bicycle advocacy organization when you personally inviting people you know on GoogleOutlook/iCal or Facebook and get them on a bike on Bike to Work Day.

  • Be a Bike Buddy: If you’re an experienced bike rider, share your tips via social media af and on Twitter @sfbike #bikebuddy. 

Thanks for being a member of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and making every-day Bike to Work Day! See you in the bike lanes on May 9th!

Your Friends at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition


Special thanks to Bike to Work Day Sponsors:

Bike to Work Day 2013 Sponsors


 Look for these delicious Energizer Station treats:

Bike to Work Day In-Kind Donations




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