Bike to Work Day, May 8, 2014

Bike to Work Day — Thursday, May 8 at Stanford!

Get ready to bike or walk to work on Thursday, May 8, as we celebrate the greenest ways to commute to Stanford. In 2013, over 1,870 bicyclists were observed at Stanford during the morning commute.

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Why Bike To Work?

  • Almost 40 percent of Bay Area commuters live within five miles of their workplace, a distance considered ideal for bicycle commuting.
  • If every person living this close to their workplace pedaled to work on Bike to Work Day, more than 60,000 vehicles would be off the road, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 150,000 pounds.
  • Bicycling or walking could save both emissions and expenses. Try our Commute Cost and Carbon Emissions Calculator for your savings.

Be Safe Riding and Walking To Work

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Breezer Downtown EX

Stanford Energizer Stations

Stop in at one of the 12 Stanford Energizer Stations to take a break, pick up your reusable bag and snacks, and a healthy smile! (While supplies last.)

Stanford Energizer Station Locations Hours
  1. White Plaza
  2. Galvez St. near El Camino Real
  3. Campus Drive at Santa Teresa St
  4. Palm Drive at Arboretum Rd.
  5. Serra St. near El Camino Real
  6. Escondido Rd. at Comstock Circle
  7. School of Medicine/Stanford Hospital (Clark Center/Dean’s Lawn)
  8. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    2575 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park
  9. Stanford Hospital (Hospital Fountain)
  10. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (Falk Lot)
6:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  1. Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, 450 Broadway St.,
    Redwood City (Garden area between Pavilions A&D)
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  1. 4100 Bohannon Dr., Menlo Park
    (Community Classroom entrance, facing 101 Freeway)
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Visit the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition site for more Energizer Stations in the Bay Area.


Volunteers wanted!

We’re seeking volunteers to help meet and greet riders at our energizer stations. Send an email to bike-information@stanford.edu if you can help during one of these 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 en route.


Share your department’s Bike to Work Day ride—win a free breakfast!

department bike ride
Freidenrich Center for Translational Research (FCTR) team won the 2013 Bike to Work Ride Department Breakfast!

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 8. 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.

Log your ride by May 23 to be entered into the drawing. Luck of the draw will award a free* breakfast to the winning department.

*Breakfast limited to budget capacity and our vendor selection, must be redeemed by June 30, 2014


SVBC Bike to Work Day Programs

Thanks to our friends at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) who are sharing these three Bike to Work Day programs county-wide. More information, http://bikesiliconvalley.org/btwd

Company Bike Challenge

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:

  • Small Business (1-50 Local Employees)
  • Medium Company (50-300 Local Employees)
  • Large Corporation (300+ Local Employees)

Team Bike Challenge

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

Nominate the 2014 Bike Commuter of the Year!

Do you know someone in your community who is committed to making every day a “Bike to Work Day”? Does the person epitomize and actualize the health, environmental, social and economic benefits of bicycling? Please share his or her story with us! The chosen Bike Commuter of the Year for each of the 9 Bay Area counties will receive a set of Revolights.

Rules for submitting

All entries must include the nominee’s name, email, county, and a brief write-up (200 words or less) of why they deserve the Bike Commuter of the Year Award.

2014 Nominations are now open. All nomination entries must be submitted by April 18. Nominations are being accepted at www.youcanbikethere.com/bcoy. Please login or register at that site in order to submit your nomination.

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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.

For more information on Stanford's bicycle program and bike safety, visit the bike program website or email bike-information@stanford.edu.