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BIKE MONTH EVENTS

  • GEAR UP for Bike to Work Day
    South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West , Alameda
    May 5, 10:00am – 5:00pm

    BIKE MONTH EVENTS

    • GEAR UP for Bike to Work Day
      South Shore Center, 523 South Shore Center West , Alameda
      May 5, 10:00am – 5:00pm
      Gear up for Bike to Work Day with a full day event sponsored by BikeAlameda. Free bike maintenance checks by local bike shops and free bike safety classes courtesy of East Bay Bicycle Coalition. Sign up for a one hour Bike Commute Workshop at 10am, How to Ride a Bike for Adults at 11:30, or Riding on the Road at 11:30 at Bicycle Safety Class Schedule

    • Free Flat Tire Repair Clinic
      Iron Horse Trail at Amador Valley Blvd intersection, Dublin
      May 5, 10:30am – 12:30pm
      Get your bike ready for Bike to Work Day with a safety check from City Staff and Dublin Cyclery, including proper helmet fitting, flat tire fixes, and other basic bike maintenance.

    • Blessing of the Bikes
      MLK, Jr Civic Center Park, MLK Jr. Way between Allston Way and Center Street
      May 5, 11:00am – noon
      To launch National Bike Month this May, the EBBC will host its first-ever Blessing of Bicycles. Bring your bike to be blessed by interfaith clergy and spiritual teachers. Mayor Tom Bates and EBBC director Renee Rivera will present. Bike bells and cameras encouraged. Free event.

    • Sustainable Solutions Family-Friendly Bike Tour
      MLK, Jr Civic Center Park, meet by the fountain
      May 5, noon – 5:30pm
      Take an inspiring bike tour to learn about climate realities and climate solutions. We will visit shining examples of Berkeley’s sustainability including school gardens and local businesses. Co-sponsored by EBBC, Buy Local Berkeley, Transition Berkeley and 350.org. Free event with suggested donation of $10

    • Albany Art & Green Festival
      Veterans Memorial Park, 1331 Portland Avenue, Albany
      May 6, 11:00am – 3:00pm
      Albany Strollers & Rollers will offer free Bicycle Valet Parking, and Street Level Cycles will be providing free or low cost bike tune-ups to get your bike ready for Bike to Work Day.

    • Bicycle Commute Workshop
      Cal State University East Bay, Meiklejohn Hall Room 3115, Hayward
      May 7, noon – 1:00pm
      Come to this 1 hour lunchtime workshop to learn the basics of safe urban riding plus tips on how to make your bicycle commute easy, safe and fun. No bike required. Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

    • Traffic Skills 101
      UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall, Room 60, Berkeley
      May 7, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
      Come to this fun 2 hour workshop to learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, use transit, fix a flat, and avoid crashes. No bike required. Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

    • Bike to Work Day
      Everywhere
      All Day
      Join thousands of other Bay Area residents and commute via bike on this annual one-day event. Energizer Stations are set up throughout the Bay Area to offer giveaways, refreshments, and encouragement to cyclists as they commute. Visit EBBC’s Bike to Work Day website to learn more about regional events taking place www.ebbc.org/btwd. Free event.

    • Pancake Breakfast and Press Conference at Oakland City Hall on Bike to Work Day
      Frank Ogawa Plaza at Oakland City Hall
      May 10, 7:00am – 9:00am
      The City of Oakland and the EBBC invite you for pancakes on Bike to Work Day morning. Come to the biggest energizer station in the East Bay and hear from Mayor Jean Quan and many more VIPs as we celebrate the best Bike to Work Day yet. Thanks to Whole Foods Bicycle Coffee for providing food, juice and coffee. Valet Bike Parking provided all day by the EBBC. Free event.

    • Pancake Breakfast at the Berkeley Bike Station
      2208 Shattuck Ave
      May 10, 7:00am – 9:00am
      Join Berkeley’s Mayor Tom Bates and others for a pancake breakfast at the Berkeley Bike Station on Bike to Work Day. Free event.

    • Bike to Lunch in Oakland’s Temescal District
      48th and Telegraph, North Oakland
      May 10, noon – 2:00pm
      A Temescal intersection of bikes and food hosted by Tip Top Bike Shop featuring Nick’s Breakfast Truck. Free event.

    • Bike Happy Hour Party – A free street party in Old Oakland celebrating Bike to Work Day
      Old Oakland at 9th and Washington Streets
      May 10, 5:00pm – 8:30pm
      This year’s Bike Happy Hour Party will be the biggest and most talked about Bike to Work Day after party in the Bay Area. The EBBC and New Belgium Brewing Co. bring you a fun and activity filled community gathering in the streets of Old Oakland. Enjoy music, awards, good food and drink, games and more. See the back page for more on this free event.

    • East Bay Bike Party
      Meet at West Oakland BART
      May 11, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
      Get comfy with a thousand of your best friends for the East Bay Bike Party “pajama party”. Go to eastbaybikeparty.wordpress.com for more on this free event.

    • Greenbelt Alliance’s Tour De Concord
      Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station
      May 12, 9:30am – 1:30pm
      Join us on a bicycle ride through Central Contra Costa County. We’ll roll by sites like the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, Contra Costa Centre in Pleasant Hill, and the Iron Horse Trail. RSVP online at: www.greenbelt.org/events/tour-de-concord/.

    • Bike Donation Drive
      REI Dublin, 7099 Amador Plaza Road, Dublin
      May 12, 11:00am– 3:00pm
      Bring your gently used bicycles to REI Dublin and turn them into a tax-deductible donation, where they will be repaired, polished, and distributed for use in local youth programs and to disadvantaged residents throughout Alameda County.

    • Traffic Skills 101
      Cal State University East Bay, Meiklejohn Hall Room 3115, Hayward
      May 12, 10:00am – 1:30pm
      Come to this fun 3.5 hour workshop to learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, use transit, fix a flat, and avoid crashes. No bike required. Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

    • Traffic Skills 101 in Spanish
      Cesar Chavez Library, 3301 East 12th Street #271, Oakland
      May 13, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
      The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is leading our popular 2 hour bicycle safety workshop in Spanish! All spanish-speaking participants will receive a free bike helmet for completing this class. No bike required. Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

    • Family Cycling Workshop
      Jack London Square: plaza on Webster St. at Water St., Oakland
      May 13, 1:00pm– 3:30pm
      Join the East Bay Bicycle Coalition for a day of fun games, safety drills, skills building, and a neighborhood ride. This workshop is for kids able to ride a bike. Parents and kids must attend together and should bring their own bikes. Each child receives a free red blinky light for participating! Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

    • Richmond Ride of Silence
      Richmond City Hall Plaza, 450 Civic Center Plaza
      May 16, 5:00pm
      Join the Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee for this second annual ride to honor those seriously hurt or killed while bicycling, and to demonstrate for improvements for safe cycling, on this six mile easy round-trip to Point Richmond Farmer’s Market. Visit www.richmondbpac.org/ROS for full ride details and map.

    • Bike to the Market
      Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin
      May 17, 4:00pm – 8:00pm
      Bike to the Dublin Farmer’s Market – the first 50 cyclists to visit the City booth will earn a $5 Carrot Cash Voucher (good at any booth at the market). In order to receive your Carrot Cash, you must visit the Dublin Bikeways booth with either your bicycle or helmet as proof that you biked. No limit per family!

    • Create in California HI2 Bike Ride
      Saturday, May 19, 11:45am-4:00pm
      HOT ITALIAN Public Market, 5959 Shellmound St., Emeryville
      Join a contigent of NorCal bicycling advocates and industry supporters for lunch and bike tour of Emeryville, featuring visits to Create In California cycling-focused designers and manufacturers.  

    • Bicycle Commute Workshop
      Cal State University East Bay, Meiklejohn Hall Room 3115, Hayward
      May 23, noon – 1:00pm
      Come to this 1 hour lunchtime workshop to learn the basics of safe urban riding plus tips on how to make your bicycle commute easy, safe and fun. No bike required. Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

    • Traffic Skills 101
      UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall, Room TBD, Berkeley
      May 31, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
      Come to this fun 2 hour workshop to learn basic rules of the road, how to share the road with cars on busy streets, equip your bicycle, fit your helmet, use transit, fix a flat, and avoid crashes. No bike required. Sign up at www.ebbc.org/safety.

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