[Published May 2019]
Stanford celebrated the Bay Area’s 25th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day on May 9, 2019, by kicking off our inaugural Bike-A-Palooza event on the main campus and our first Energizer Station at Stanford Redwood City!
Over 3,600 Stanford affiliated riders joined the event and stopped by a location on and near campus.
Riders stopped by one of Stanford’s nine Energizer Stations, where they were welcomed with cheers, snacks, and a Bike to Work Day tote. Thank you to our team of dozens of volunteers, who woke up early to join us! We couldn’t do it without them.
The Energizer Stations were co-hosted by Stanford University, Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Redwood City, and the Stanford Research Park.
Bike-A-Palooza at Galvez Lot
At our inaugural Bike-A-Palooza event, held at the Galvez Lot, riders were welcomed with the special appearances of Sprocket Man (Andrew Meyer, Campus Bike Shop Owner), along with the first official debut of Sprocket Woman (Marianne Cowherd, ’19).
As our Stanford Bike Safety ambassadors, Sprocket Man and Sprocket Woman help to promote bike safety and wearing a helmet for every ride.
On May 9, the Campus Bike Shop provided complimentary bike safety checks, and we saw a bike rider towing two dogs in a bike trailer (with safety harnesses, of course) and a bike super commuter from Fremont, who rides every day on his electric bike. It takes him one hour and 10 minutes. He says that's faster than driving a car to work!
Stanford Public Safety joined the main campus event, helping to announce the Bike-A-Palooza location and encourage riders to take the Bike Safety Pledge by May 31 to be entered into a drawing to win a free bike.
Energizer Station at Stanford Redwood City!
This was the first year for the Energizer Station at Stanford Redwood City (SRWC). Volunteers greeted commuters with smiles, cheers, snacks, and a Bike to Work Day tote.
Bike to Work Day volunteers at SRWC
Bike commuters being greeted at SRWC
Bike to Work Day ridership
We salute all riders who opt to ride a bike to work, including those who ride throughout the year. Every mile pedaled instead of driven reduces approximately one pound of CO2 emissions*.
|Location||Total riders per location|
|Galvez Lot: Bike-A-Palooza||753|
|Stanford Redwood City||31|
|Total at Stanford campus locations: 1,005|
|Stanford Hospital Fountain||88|
|Stanford Children's Health||64|
|Stanford Medicine Redwood City||69|
|Palo Alto Tech Center||25|
|Neuoscience Health Center||59|
|Total at Stanford Health Care locations: 305|
|Stanford Research Park||2,385|
*The per-mile emissions factor used for automobiles is 0.377 kg CO2/mile (or 0.831 lb. CO2/mile). This is based on an average passenger vehicle fuel economy of 23.3 miles per gallon (2012) figure from U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Photos at Galvez Lot: Christian Obando
Photos at Stanford Redwood City: Terri Flamer