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Bike to Work Day

For the latest updates about Bike to Work Day activities, visit the Bike to Work Day website.

Participant in 2013 Bike to Work Day, San Francisco
Noah Berger

The Bay Area’s annual Bike to Work Day celebration is the biggest bicycle commute event in the U.S. — with nearly 100,000 participants in 2019. Hundreds of energizer-stations throughout the Bay Area are staffed by volunteers who provide bike commuters with snacks, refreshments and encouragement.

Bike to Work Day is the centerpiece of National Bike Month, recognized each May since 1994. Over the years, Bike to Work Day has grown into a month-long program of events promoting bikes as a healthy, fun and viable mode for everyday transportation. MTC has been a proud Bike to Work Day sponsor for over two decades.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the 2020 Bike to Work Day event was renamed Bike to Wherever Days and was celebrated for the entire month of September. Bike To Wherever Days was mainly run as a virtual event, to ensure the latest recommended safety guidelines around social distancing and other health protocols are followed. To learn more about Bike to Wherever Days activities, competitions, challenges and awards visit the Bike to Work Day website.

MTC works closely with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition (BABC) to stage the annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day program. BABC coordinates directly with the organizations that plan and implement local events.

These include:

  • 511 Contra Costa
  • Bike East Bay
  • Marin County Bicycle Coalition
  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
  • Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
  • Solano Napa Commuter Information
  • Sonoma Bicycle Coalition
  • West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee

How many of Bay Area residents bike to work? Get the data on our Vital Signs website.

Vital Signs is MTC's interactive website with fascinating data that shed light on key aspects of Bay Area life.