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Reimagine 14th Street

Reimagine 14th Street

May 14, 2019. Photo: Oakland Department of Transportation. Join neighbors along 14th Street at Oakland DOT’s community meeting May 21 to learn more about plans for a safer 14th Street in downtown Oakland, with protected bike lanes. OakDOT particularly wants local business and neighbor input on curb management and parking and art and ... MORE 14 May

2019 Winners of the Bike Commuter of the Year Award

Congratulations to the Alameda and Contra Costa counties Bike Commuters of the Year! Carol Lahti of Albany and John Cunningham of Lamorinda impressed us with their commitment to biking as a way to inspire others and bring awareness to infrastructure needs. Meet them below! You’re a winner too: Join the fun by pledging to ride on Bike to Work... MORE 19 Apr
Bike (A New Way) to Work

Bike (A New Way) to Work

Want to try riding to work, but not sure of a good route? Check out these East Bay favorites! If it’s your first time riding to work, we suggest giving the route a try on a weekend first. With these routes, you can join other bike commuters at one of more than 140 Energizer Stations on May 9th: the biggest bike day of the year! Share on social... MORE 1 Apr
Scraper Bike Shed Expands

Scraper Bike Shed Expands

February 19, 2019 Last week, The Scraper Bike Team expanded hours of operation at The Shed, their bike build & bike repair program at MLK Jr Library on 69th Avenue in East Oakland. Now, every Wednesday-Saturday, 3:00-6:00pm, residents are welcome to come by for some “each one, teach one” bike repair help led by Generals of The Scraper... MORE 19 Feb
Bike Commuter of the Year

Bike Commuter of the Year

Each year a new star bike commuter is nominated in every county of the Bay Area, in anticipation of Bike to Work Day. You can be a winner too! Join the fun by pledging to ride on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 9.  Read about the winners from past years: BCOY 2018 Awards: Jeffrey Buell & Laura Davis BCOY 2017 Awards: Isabella... MORE 30 Jan
Meet Your 2019 Board Candidates

Meet Your 2019 Board Candidates

You’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with current members, the current board and our 2019 candidates at the annual Bike East Bay Member Meeting on December 5. Get a sneak peek at what the candidates on the ballot have to offer below, and meet them in person on the 5th! Kristi Marleau Kristi Marleau lives in Dublin with her husband and... MORE 27 Nov
Bike Friendly Driver Classes in the East Bay

Bike Friendly Driver Classes in the East Bay

Our streets are changing fast, with new and upgraded bikeways being installed all over the East Bay. Protected bike lanes, bike signals, turn boxes, and protected intersections are among the newer treatments we are advocating for to make bicycling more accessible for people of all ages and abilities. However, driver training hasn’t kept up,... MORE 12 Nov
Protected Bikeway Opens on Lake Merritt

Protected Bikeway Opens on Lake Merritt

  Photo: Melanie Curry / Streetsblog   The first section of Oakland’s newest protected bikeway has taken shape, and people are taking notice. The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) took down the barriers last week, a soft opening to the two-way protected bikeway along Lake Merritt. Complete with bike turn lanes, bike... MORE 15 Oct
Celebrating Oakland Pride

Celebrating Oakland Pride

  On the morning of Oakland Pride, the Bike East Bay team met at 9:30am to begin decorating bikes and queuing up to parade into the festival. It’s was a little early for a Sunday, but you could tell people were excited. We dressed our machines in colorful and shiny craft pipe cleaners, duct tape, bells, and ribbon. The other parade... MORE 18 Sep
Charges Dropped in Group Ride Arrest

Charges Dropped in Group Ride Arrest

On August 31, Bike East Bay celebrated the dropping of all charges against Rich City Rides founder Najari Smith, after he was arrested during a peaceful group ride organized by Black-led community cycling groups. Bike East Bay and dozens of people—representing a broad range of bike organizations, local bike shops, and social justice groups—... MORE 6 Sep
Richmond Community Leader Arrested for #BikingWhileBlack

Richmond Community Leader Arrested for #BikingWhileBlack

On August 2, Najari Smith, a Black bicyclist and the leader of the Richmond community cycling organization Rich City Rides, was arrested during a peaceful group bike ride in Oakland. While the ride was passing through the First Friday street festival, police officers stopped Najari for playing music too loudly. Despite turning down the music and... MORE 21 Aug
35 Bikes Stolen from Oakland Community Bike Shop

35 Bikes Stolen from Oakland Community Bike Shop

  [Reprinted from the August 13, 2018 Press Release from Cycles of Change] The Bikery, a community bike shop run by longtime nonprofit collective Cycles of Change, was burglarized in the early morning hours of August 12th. 35 bikes were stolen, as well as bike parts and the cash register till, totalling a loss of approximately $20,000. The... MORE 17 Aug

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