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Bike to Work Day/Bike to Wherever Days

For the latest updates about bike activities, visit the Bike to Wherever Days website.

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

The Bay Area’s annual Bike to Work Day celebration has pivoted to Bike to Wherever Days recently because of the pandemic. It's run as a virtual event to ensure the latest recommended safety guidelines around social distancing and other health protocols are followed.

This year, the entire month of May has been designated as Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days, with May 21 being National Bike to Wherever Day.

Each of the nine Bay Area county bike coalitions is also offering classes, activities, education and more to help cyclists pedal safely, while building communities, finding new routes and using bicycles as a means of transportation.

By next year, the hope is to return to Bike to Work Day, the biggest bicycle commute event in the country — with nearly 100,000 participants in 2019. Hundreds of energizer-stations throughout the Bay Area are traditionally staffed by volunteers who provide bike commuters with snacks, refreshments and encouragement.

MTC has been a proud Bike to Work Day sponsor for over two decades. To learn more about Bike to Wherever Days activities, competitions, challenges and awards visit the Bike to Wherever Days website.

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

These include:

  • 511 Contra Costa
  • Bike East Bay
  • Commute.org
  • 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.