Bike to Work Day
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Join the Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission and Cupertino Library on Thursday, May 8 for the 20th annual Bike to Work Day!
The Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission (BPC) and Cupertino Library, in conjunction with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) and many other community BPCs, are encouraging commuters and students to leave their cars at home and join tens of thousands of their fellow Bay Area residents in biking to work or school.
Once again this year, the Cupertino BPC will set up an Energizer Station in front of the Quinlan Community Center at 10185 North Stelling Road, operating from 6:30-9:00 am and serving both coffee and food while dispensing information and encouragement to all passing cyclists.
Bike to Work Day (BTWD) is a community event that encourages residents to try bicycling as their mode of transportation to get healthy exercise while relieving traffic congestion, improving air quality, reducing petroleum consumption, and saving money.
SVBC coordinates BTWD for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Bay Area-wide BTWD contests challenge groups of cyclists to form teams and submit records of their bike commuting during National Bike Month, which is the month of May. Information can be found at bikesiliconvalley.org/btwd/, the SVBC website. Check the 511 website at bicycling.511.org for information to help map bike routes to work. Cupertino had a very successful BTWD last year with a count of 122 cyclists pedaling past the Quinlan Community Center Energizer Station, of which more than 90 stopped for coffee and a chat about their commute.