Please join us on Thursday, May 16 for Bike To Work/Wherever Day.  Pedal Pools in the morning, Old Oakland Happy Hour in the afternoon, and a good time for all the whole day.  Bike to Work Day is a celebration of bicycles as a fun and healthy way to get to work, as well as an opportunity for those who don’t usually bike commute to try it out! 

Pedal Pools

Join a group ride to Frank Ogawa Plaza the morning of 5/16! Start from any of the following points:

  • 81st Ave Library – 7:15AM with CM Kevin Jenkins
  • Fruitvale BART – 7:45AM with CM Noel Gallo
  • New Wheel bike shop at Leimert – 7:45AM with Mayor Sheng Thao
  • Rockridge BART – 7:50AM with CM Dan Kalb
  • West Oakland BART – 8:00AM CM Carroll Fife and OakDOT Director Josh Rowan
  • Grand Lake Theater – 8:00AM with CM Nikki Fortunato Bas

Rides converge at Frank Ogawa Plaza downtown at 8:30.  Coffee and pastries will be served and Oakland City Council members will acknowledge the Bike Program honorees. Also: Bay Wheels e-bike demos!

If you’d like to help publicize this year’s Bike To Work Day, please download and distribute our media kit here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions!

Old Oakland Happy Hour

Oakland’s biggest Energizer Station on Bike To Wherever Day returns to Old Oakland for an on street Happy Hour, Thursday, May 16 from 4pm to 8pm. We will take up two blocks on Washington Street between 8th and 10th Streets for a celebratory evening to close out Bike To Work Day. BikeEast Bay and WOBO have teamed up to bring a pedal powered DJ party by Rock The Bike, bike programs across the city, demo bus bike racks a la AC Transit, and a chance to chat one-on-one with advocates and the City’s staff and Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission.

Get your free BTWD 2024 bike bag along with refreshments.  Also please check out the organizations/agencies that will be joining us there:

  • AC Transit
  • Traffic Violence Rapid Response
  • OakDOT
  • The Crucible Bike Shop
  • Transport Oakland
  • CalTrans
  • MADE (Museum of Arts and Digital Entertainment) with games!
  • Spin Art – Rock The Bike

Joy + Community = A great afternoon!