Bike To Work Day 2019

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. 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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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 official and local leaders, and ride with district pride down to City Hall for the FREE pancake breakfast.

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.

D1: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital of Oakland (Dan Kalb) Start at 7:15 AM
D2: Grand Lake Ace Hardware (Nikki Fortunato Bas, Amy Eng) Start at 7:15 AM
D3: CA Hotel @ 34th & San Pablo (Rebecca Kaplan, Lynette Gibson-McElhaney – tentative) Start at 7:20 AM
D4: Laurel Cyclery (Sheng Thao) Start at 7:00 AM
D5: Fruitvale BART Bike Station (Noel Gallo, Oakland A’s Stomper) Start at 7:10 AM
D6/D7: MLK Library at 6833 International  (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.

There are lots more ways to be involved in bicycling activities throughout the month of May.

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