Get ready to bike or walk to work on Thursday, May 14, as we celebrate the greenest ways to commute to Stanford. In 2014, over 2,034 bicyclists were observed at Stanford during the morning commute.
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.)
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Visit the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition site for more Energizer Stations in the Bay Area.
We’re 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 to all volunteers. Sign up on our BTWD Energizer Station volunteer signup page.
Department Ride Breakfast winners from 2014 — Team Student Housing (left) representing the campus and Team Rehab Services (right) representing the hospital.
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 14. 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 31 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, 2015
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
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! This year, for their dedication to pedaling to work and to biking in general, the 2015 Bike Commuter of the Year Award recipients will receive dinner for four from Chipotle, a rechargeable BikeSmart Wally USB front headlight courtesy of Mike's Bikes and boxed set of Bay Trail maps.
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.
2015 Nominations are now open. All nomination entries must be submitted by April 20. Nominations are being accepted at www.youcanbikethere.com/bcoy. Please login or register at that site in order to submit your nomination.
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.