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Scott Butcher, Bike Month Winner

Scott Butcher, Bike Month Winner

  Meet Scott Butcher, one of Bike East Bay’s newest members and the winner of a generous bike package donated by Alameda Bicycle and Bike Hub. Scott picked up bicycling four years ago after volunteering at the Otter Pop stop on the 545 mile Aids Lifecycle Ride. Impressed by the commitment of the riders, Scott decided he wanted to start... MORE 26 Jun
Protected Bike Lanes Planned for Union City Blvd

Protected Bike Lanes Planned for Union City Blvd

Union City has started designing new bike lanes along Union City Blvd, from Alvarado Blvd to Alameda Creek. Union City Blvd is a key bikeway connecting the Bay Trail to the Dumbarton Bridge bike path. Show your support for the design of a protected and separate bikeway by emailing Public Works Director Thomas Ruark, at thomasr@ci.union-city.... MORE 26 Jun
Life Academy Students Gain New Skills on Bikes

Life Academy Students Gain New Skills on Bikes

Photo credit Caitlin Christensen “Thank you a million times over for the AWESOME class! The students had a wonderful time and teachers all over our school have been commenting how great it was to see the students engaged and joyful. The coaches were great and accommodating and incredibly responsive to the needs of the students. I... MORE 23 May
2018 Bike-Friendly Business of the Year Awards

2018 Bike-Friendly Business of the Year Awards

Is your workplace getting ready for Bike to Work day? Check out Bike East Bay’s Bike-Friendly Businesses of the Year for examples of employers going the extra mile to create a bike-friendly environment. We congratulate Robert Half International and Corduroy Media for showcasing how businesses large and small can build teamwork and achieve their... MORE 19 Apr
2018 Winners of the Bike Commuter of the Year Award

2018 Winners of the Bike Commuter of the Year Award

Congratulations to the Alameda and Contra Costa counties Bike Commuters of the Year! Jeffrey Buell of Berkeley and Laura Davis of Walnut Creek impressed us with their commitment to biking as a way to bring health and joy to their families and community. Bike East Bay spring interns Raihan Amir Rashidi and Nick Harvey introduce the winners below... MORE 19 Apr

Biking Librarians Bring Pedal-Power to the People

This article first appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of Ride-On, Bike East Bay’s member magazine. Ride-On is one of the many perks of Bike East Bay membership. Join or renew today! Books and bikes are the new peanut butter and jelly, thanks to librarians like Dan Beringhele and Erin Sanders. This biking power couple is integrating bicycle... MORE 16 Apr
Now Hiring: Communications Manager

Now Hiring: Communications Manager

Now Hiring: Temporary, Part-time Communications Manager Posted April 3, 2018 Bike East Bay is hiring a temporary, part-time Communications Manager to implement our external communications plan. The position is based in Bike East Bay’s offices in Oakland’s Jack London Square. It is expected to be 30 hours per week from May 1, 2018 to... MORE 3 Apr
Who will be Bike Commuter of the Year?

Who will be Bike Commuter of the Year?

Know a dedicated bike commuter who pedals to work regularly? Someone who inspires others to commute to work by bicycle? A person who brings the joy of riding to their community? Nominate them as your county’s 2018 Bicycle Commuter of the Year! Nominations close April 3.   2 Apr
Our Executive Director is Shifting Gears After Seven Years of Inspiring Leadership

Our Executive Director is Shifting Gears After Seven Years of Inspiring Leadership

In a letter to members this March, Executive Director René Rivera announced he’ll be shifting gears to new adventures after seven years of leadership at Bike East Bay. Bike East Bay is passing around a thank you card for members and supporters to show your appreciation. Share your thoughts and thanks for René by signing his thank you card... MORE 2 Apr
Union City's East West Connector Hits Wall of Opposition

Union City's East West Connector Hits Wall of Opposition

Credit Union City Union City has hit a wall in attempting to divert millions of dollars away from biking, walking, and public transit. After hearing strong opposition from the community, the Alameda County Transportation Commission declined to transfer $210 million of voter-approved public funding to Union City for building a highway feeder... MORE 2 Apr
A Special Letter from René Rivera

A Special Letter from René Rivera

Dear Bike East Bay community, Seven years have passed since I took the helm as Executive Director of Bike East Bay. Now, with great pride in all we have achieved together, I am stepping back from my role as Executive Director at the end of April 2018.  I take this step with full faith and confidence that Bike East Bay is in great hands and has... MORE 28 Mar
Field Guide to Bike Share in the East Bay

Field Guide to Bike Share in the East Bay

Red, blue, and green bike shares are popping up all over the East Bay. Using a credit card, smartphone, or in some cases a Clipper Card, you can unlock any of these bikes and ride to your next destination. Here’s a handy guide (and free codes!) to the three shared use bike systems in your neighborhood.   Blue = Ford GoBike Ford GoBike is... MORE 19 Mar

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