Bike to Work Day in Richmond Thursday, then Ride of Silence next week

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Mass bike ride in Richmond Wednesday, then Bike to Work Day Thursday

In celebration of National Bike Month, bicycle-related events will be held Thursday and May 20 in Richmond.

On Thursday, Richmond is holding its Bike-to-Work Day event where cycling commuters can access four Energizer Stations around the city. The stations will provide cycling commuters with refreshments and a Bike to Work Day bag with goodies. They open from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. along key bicycle routes: Richmond BART, Macdonald Ave & San Pablo Ave, Richmond Greenway (Ohio Ave & Harbour Way), Marina Bay Park (along the Bay Trail).

The stations were made possible through a collaboration between the city, Bike East Bay, 511 Contra Costa, Rich City Rides, Richmond BPAC and Sunpower.

On May 20, join a mass ride through Richmond’s streets to honor people who have been injured or hurt while biking. The event, Ride of Silence 2015, begins at 5 p.m. at 450 Civic Center Plaza.

The events are meant to encourage cycling to work when possible in order to reduce roadway congestion and tap the health benefits.

Visit www.richmondenvironment.org or call (510) 620-6512 for more information and to find out about more events throughout May.

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