Local Celebrations across the East Bay during Bike Month 2022

Celebrations Across the East Bay

Our local partners are hosting Bike to Wherever Day celebrations across the East Bay this Bike Month. Bike to Lake Merritt and hang out with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, or ride across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge! Find local celebrations near you below, and pledge to celebrate for all the Bike to Wherever Day details. 


 

Bike East Bay Hubs

co-hosted with local organizations

Celebrate Bike to Wherever Day with us at four hubs (larger versions of energizer stations) across the East Bay. Click the links below for more information!


Bike to the Moon
 

May 9 - 13

The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools team is organizing a challenge to Bike to the Moon. Ride bikes together with your family and friends, and add your miles to the 238,855 mile trip to the moon.

 

 


Bike to Lake Merritt

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland

3pm - 7pm, May 20 at The Pergola at Lake Merritt

Celebrate Bike to Wherever Day with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, Bike East Bay, and the City of Oakland at Lake Merritt. Pack a picnic and ride to the lake for an afternoon of celebration!

Pick up your free Bike to Wherever Day bag here and renew your membership at the Bike East Bay booth. 


Pizza Party in Fremont

Bike Fremont

3pm - 6pm, May 20 at Centripedal Bikes (3636 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA 94536)

Bike Fremont will host a Bike to Work Day Pizza Party (with pizza, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages)
outside of Centripedal Bikes.


Happy Hour & Ride in Hayward 

Bike Hayward

5pm, May 20 at Hayward City Hall

Join Bike Hayward at the Bike to Wherever Day Ride & Happy Hour on Friday, May 20! The ride will leave from Hayward City Hall at 5:30pm to ride west down B Street to do a quick loop and finish at the Bistro for happy hour.
Check out the link to the bike ride’s route: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1iCwptGme4hshjLGdOO19oAyiWTBdZ8FC&usp=sharing 


Bike Festival in Alameda

Bike Walk Alameda

Sunday, May 22, 11:30am-2:30pm at Bay Farm Elementary School 

Join Bike Walk Alameda and the City of Alameda for safety classes, helmet fitting, a bike blender, bike rodeo, urban cycling class, giveaways, free repairs, and more!

 

 

 


Bike the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge


Friday, May 20, 7:00am-11:30am

Friday, May 20th, is national Bike to Wherever Day! Come celebrate with us by biking from Richmond BART to the San Rafael Transit Center, stopping at an Energizer Station for snacks and tote bags along the way. If your commute destination is the transit center or the Larkspur Ferry we will help you make your connection, or you are welcome to ride with us round trip.

This event is led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists and made possible with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Start: Richmond BART (plaza just west of the station, location here)
Distance: 24 miles (12 miles each way)
Route: ridewithgps.com/routes/37820415
Time (approximately):

  • Meet up at Richmond BART: 7-7:30am
  • Main ride (Richmond to San Rafael): 7:30-9am
  • Break in San Rafael: 9-10am
  • Return ride (San Rafael to Richmond): 10-11:30am (led by Bike East Bay, not as part of this MTC event)

This medium-paced, moderate difficulty ride will take us west from the Richmond BART station along the Richmond Greenway path, then on protected bike lanes to beautiful Point Richmond. From there we will continue up and over the scenic Richmond-San Rafael bike/walk path, then follow mostly bike lanes and paths to the San Rafael Transit Center.

Once we reach San Rafael we will make a short stop, so those who would like to join us should make sure to bring a bike lock or BikeLink locker card, and money for snacks or coffee. The official MTC ride ends at this point, but Bike East Bay instructors will ride back along the same route from San Rafael to Richmond starting at 10am, providing support to any participants who want to come along.

All adults are welcome to participate, and any youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All riders under 18 must wear a helmet.

A working bicycle is required for participation. A small number of electric-assist bicycles are available for adult participants to borrow. 

Register here!


The New Wheel Electric Bicycles Grand Opening Celebration


Sunday, May 22, 11:00am-5:00pm at 1446 Leimert Blvd in Oakland

Join The New Wheel for their grand opening celebration! Test rides and demos all day, featuring live music, treats by Two Local Girls Catering and food trucks by Rocky’s Market. 

 

 

 

 

 


Pledge to Ride Tri-Valley Raffle 

Make the pledge to ride on Friday, May 20, 2022 for Bike to Wherever Day and be entered to win a prize! 

You’ll get a map of energizer stations, a digital goodie bag, routes to ride to celebrate the big day! When you pledge to ride, you show our cities that bikes count.

Eligible entries for respondents based in Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, and Pleasanton.


Find even more celebrations on Bike to Wherever Day at your local energizer station! Map your ride to an energizer station near you.