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Get ready to bike or walk to work on Thursday, May 14

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Celebrate a healthy commute. May is National Bike Month, and Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 14. Get ready to ride by tuning-up your bike, joining a free class to learn bike safety tips or skills, entering our Bike Safety Pledge prize drawing and rallying your department colleagues to ride, too!

Enjoy a bike tune-up discount: The Campus Bike Shop is offering a full bike tune-up special, “Ride a Safe Bike,” ($75 value) for $60. This is a popular special that sells out quickly, and you must call in advance for an appointment: 650.723.9300. This offer is valid through April 30 or until fully booked.

Attend free bike safety classes: Class attendees learn bike safety and the rules of the road and receive a voucher for $10 off your purchase of any helmet from the Campus Bike Shop. Pre-registration is required on the Stanford Department of Public Safety website. Attend an upcoming Bike Safety Class:

  • Wednesday, April 29, 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 6 p.m.

    Public Safety Police Compound training facility
    679 Pampas Lane

Participate in prize drawings for bicyclists and walkers:

  • Bicyclists, take Stanford’s Bike Safety Pledge through May 31 to be entered into a drawing to win a Breezer Downtown 3 bike ($449 retail value). Thanks to the Campus Bike Shop for donating this generous prize! By taking the pledge, riders commit to follow the rules of the road and wear a bicycle helmet for every ride, even short trips. Those who have taken the pledge previously are invited to reaffirm their pledge and enter the drawing.
  • Are you a walker? Walk for your commute and stop by one of the Stanford Energizer Stations on Bike to Work Day, and you can enter a drawing to win one of two $100 gift certificates to The Walking Company.
  • Share your department’s Bike to Work Day ride to win a free breakfast! Tell us about your department’s team spirit and how you rally colleagues to ride during May, National Bike Month, or on May 14, Bike to Work Day. Log your ride by May 31 to be entered into the drawing. Your department could win a free breakfast through the luck of the draw!

Stanford Energizer Stations: Stop by one of the Stanford Energizer Stations on Bike to Work Day to take a break, pick up your reusable bag and snacks (while supplies last), and be counted in the tally of riders and walkers for the day.

Bike to Work Day volunteers wanted! We are seeking volunteers to help meet and greet riders and walkers at our energizer stations. Sign up for one of the two shifts: 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Duties include meeting and greeting riders with a smile, distributing goodies and tallying riders. Free t-shirt and bike safety kit for all volunteers. Sign up on our BTWD Energizer Station volunteer sign-up page.

For full details on all activities, tips, and incentives for Bike to Work Day, visit the P&TS Bike to Work Day page.

For bicycle questions, comments, or suggestions, contact our bicycle program coordinator at bike-information@stanford.edu or 650.725.BIKE (2453).

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