Thursday May 9, 2019
Bike to Work Day is held annually on the second Thursday in May. On this special day, WOBO and bicycling allies encourage people to try the “no-pollute commute” with a variety of enticements.
With the generous support from the City of Oakland and other bike-friendly orgs, thousands of bicyclists find “Energizer Stations” at strategically placed locations where they can stop, get a canvas bicycle-style bag filled with treats and bicycling information, free coffee, juice or snack, and good cheer. WOBO hosts the largest Energizer Station in the East Bay: a pancake breakfast and transportation fair for 900 – 1,000 at Frank Ogawa Plaza. Um, no other energizer station gets an AC Transit but, GIG art car, Lyft Adaptive Bike Share demos, regional and local transportation and bicycling groups, bike valet parking while you snarf the free breakfast a la Blackberry Soul, phat vinyl tunes by DJ Lumba Jack, and Oakland A’s Green machine featuring Stomper!
We also organize pedal pools so you can ride with your Councilmember, Mayor, and or other elected officials and city leaders to the Plaza. Celebrate an earth- and heart-healthy alternative to driving to work.
How to Join the Fun
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Every WOBO Volunteer on BTWD gets our brand new WOBO Tubie! (You also get one when you become a member in 2019.)
Coordinated District Pedal Pools
We all know that riding in a pack is way more fun than riding alone. On the morning of Bike to Work Day, you will be able to meet up with your elected officials and local leaders, and ride with district pride down to City Hall for the FREE pancake breakfast and fun.
Photo: Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilmember Abel Guillen join Piedmont Councilmember Tim Rood and many WOBO members to celebrate the grand opening of Grand Ave's new bike lanes in 2016.
|D1: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland (Councilmember Dan Kalb)||Start at 7:15 AM|
|D2: Grand Lake Ace Hardware (Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, School Board Member Aimee Eng)||Start at 7:15 AM|
|D3: CA Hotel @ 34th & San Pablo (Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Lynette Gibson-McElhaney – tentative)||Start at 7:20 AM|
|D4: Laurel Cyclery (Councilmember Sheng Thao)||Start at 7:00 AM|
|D5: Fruitvale BART Bike Station (Councilmember Noel Gallo, Oakland A’s Stomper)||Start at 7:30 AM|
|D6/D7: MLK Library at 6833 International (Councilmembers Loren Taylor, Larry Reid -tentative)||Start at 7:00 AM|
Pancake Breakfast at City Hall – Frank Ogawa Plaza 7am – 9:30am
A delicious pancake breakfast celebration awaits you, the Bike Commuter! Drop in to the City’s biggest Energizer Station at City Hall, in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Expect:
- A pancake breakfast
- Free Starbucks coffee
- Free valet bike parking by Bike East Bay until 11am
- Free bike safety checks
- Great prizes from businesses and organizations
- A transportation fair to highlight the bike-friendly programs of local agencies and businesses. Sign up here to save a table for your group.
Let your friends and co-workers know about the biggest celebration in the East Bay by sharing this digital file. Got some social media savvy? Use our handy media kit linked here.
There are lots more ways to be involved in bicycling activities throughout the month of May.
Stay up to date here on awesome bike-related events in Oakland.