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Bike to Work Day

We’re number one…

The Bay Area’s annual Bike to Work Day celebration is the biggest bicycle commute event in the U.S. — with over 100,000 participants in 2015.

MTC has been a Bike to Work Day sponsor for over two decades.

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

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. 

On Bike to Work Day itself, hundreds of energizer-stations throughout the Bay Area are staffed by volunteers who provide bike commuters with snacks, refreshments and encouragement.

To learn more about Bike to Work Day activities, competitions, challenges and awards visit the Bike to Work Day website.

The Bay Area's Bike to Work Day has been around longer than two decades. On its 21st birthday, the event is still going strong from Gilroy to Cloverdale, and everywhere in between. There was a new twist for 2015: a Bike Off challenge pitting Oakland and San Jose against each other to see which city's employees and residents could do the most pedaling during the month of May, with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo leading the charge.

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.