Bike to Work Day to feature stations, celebrations Thursday

Bike to Work Day in Richmond set for May 10
An image taken at the 2017 Bike 2 Work Day in Richmond. (Mike Kinney)

In celebration of National Bike Month, Richmond and surrounding communities will host annual Bike to Work Day celebrations that feature energizer stations along key bicycle routes during the morning commute, as well as events during the afternoon commute.

From 7 a.m. to 9 .m., five Energizer Stations will set up in Richmond: the Richmond BART (6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.); the Richmond Ferry Terminal (a new station this year, given the terminal recently opened); Marina Bay Park along the Bay Trail; Macdonald Avenue and Key Boulevard; and Unity Park at 16th Street and the Richmond Greenway (between Ohio Avenue and Chanslor Avenue).

Bicyclists can stop by the stations on their way to work to pick up refreshments and a Bike to Work Day bag filled with promotional materials from local businesses.

The stations are a collaboration among Bike East Bay, 511 Contra Costa, Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Rich City Rides, Columbia Sportswear Company, and SunPower.

For those biking in the San Pablo area, San Pablo City Hall will host a station from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. During those same hours, another will be held at Contra Costa College at the Comet Way entrance, and also at the BART El Cerrito del Norte Station.

In the afternoon, the Bike to Work Day fun continues.

Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center is hosting a station from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Also at 4:30 p.m., community members are encouraged to attend a Bike to Work Day celebration at the newly opened Richmond Business Hub and Food Hall at 1503 Macdonald Ave. (groundfloor of BART parking garage) at 4:30 p.m.

Also, Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center is hosting a station from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information and updates about Bike to Work Day in Richmond visit: Bike East Bay also puts out nifty map with info on 140 Energizer Station locations and national Bike Month events in the East Bay.