Thank you for riding your bike on Bike to Work Day!
This was a record-breaking year for Stanford’s Bike to Work Day. With more than 2,500 Stanford bicycle commuters and 135 pedestrians participating on May 12, Stanford saw a 17 percent increase over 2015.
The 844 bicycle commuters who reported their mileage logged a total of 7,353 miles and averaged 8.7 miles per trip. By biking instead of driving, these commuters eliminated an estimated 6,107* pounds of CO2 emissions on Bike to Work Day.
Riders and walkers stopped by one of Stanford’s 14 Energizer Stations, where they picked up snacks and free Bike to Work Day tote bags. More than 50 volunteers—many starting at 6:30 a.m.—helped to welcome and tally riders and walkers!
Riders and walkers came from as near as Palo Alto and as far as San Francisco and Sunol. Many expressed enthusiasm for their active commutes.
“I love my ride,” remarked one rider at White Plaza, “the mind doesn’t wake up without some exercise!”
“Better than driving and parking!” added another.
Sprocket Man, Stanford’s bike safety hero, made an appearance at Palm Drive and Arboretum Road, helping to tally riders and spread good cheer.
The Energizer Stations were co-hosted by Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Those who took the bike safety pledge during May will be entered into a prize drawing to win a Breezer Downtown 3 bike generously donated by the Campus Bike Shop. Walker commuters who signed in at an Energizer Station will be entered to win a walking gift certificate. Winners will be announced in June.
For questions and assistance about biking and other active commutes, please send an email to email@example.com.
|Locations||Total Riders||University and Hospital subtotals||Riders who recorded miles||Miles||Avg. Trip||Walkers|
|El Camino/Galvez Street||136||51||409.56||8.0||4|
|Campus Drive/Santa Teresa||85||37||386||10.4||1|
|Serra Street/El Camino||224||113||893.8||7.9||5|
|Clark Center/Dean's Lawn||274||73||508.5||7.0||17|
|Escondido at Comstock||364||92||519.4||5.6||5|
|Stanford Hospital Fountain||108||64||591.3||9.2||26|
|LPCH Falk Lot||58||27||245.82||9.1||14|
|Palo Alto Tech Center||26||17||284||16.7||1|
|Neuroscience Health Center||41||38||295||7.4||2|
Department Ride Breakfast winners from 2015 — Team Somnopedals (left) representing the hospital and Team "SUL" (right) representing the campus.
Share your department’s team spirit and how you rally colleagues to ride during May, National Bike Month, or on Bike to Work Day, May 12. We have heard stories of both short and long rides, some from as far away as San Francisco and beyond. The information will help foster new programs, gather information on bike-friendly departments, and inspire all of us to ride more and drive less when we can.
Submissions for this drawing are now closed. Luck of the draw will award a free* breakfast to the winning department. The winners will be announced in early June, so stay tuned. Thanks to all participants!
*Breakfast limited to budget capacity and our vendor selection, must be redeemed by June 30, 2016
The Company Bike Challenge is a great friendly cycling competition among companies throughout the Bay Area that encourages friends and colleagues to commute by bike during the month of May. Cyclists competing in the Team Bike Challenge will earn points for their team and company every time they ride their bike to work, the park, or any other destination. It's also another great way to show other companies in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties that you are a commuting champion.
To compete, individuals sign up on the Team Bike Challenge registration page and choose their company from a pull down menu. Points will then be counted towards that company. There are three categories for companies, and the company with the highest point total in each category wins!
For complete rules and to participate, register at teambikechallenge.com. Company Bike Challenge participants need only sign up and join their company. You can also join as a team for the Team Bike Challenge if you'd like (more information below).
Company categories are:
The Team Bike Challenge is a fun commute competition taking place during National Bike Month (May) that encourages friends and colleagues to form teams of two to five people to compete against other teams throughout the Bay Area. Team members will earn points every time they ride their bikes and for every mile they pedal. Whether you're riding to work, school, the park or almost anywhere else, you will earn points along the way. One team will be crowned from each county.
For complete rules and to participate, form a team of up to 5 riders and register today at teambikechallenge.com
Thanks to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition who oversees Bike to Work Day in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and to 511.org, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Kaiser Permanente who provide funding.