Local Celebrations across the East Bay during Bike Month 2023

Celebrations Across the East Bay

Our local partners are hosting Bike to Wherever Day celebrations across the East Bay this Bike Month. Bike to Old Oakland and hang out with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, or ride along the Bay Trail! Find local celebrations near you below, and pledge to celebrate for all the Bike to Wherever Day details. 

Spokeland Bike Film Fest

Please join us for a screening of bike-related short films at the New Parkway on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 12:30 - 2:30. All proceeds will benefit Spokeland Bike Co-op , a community run non-profit in West Oakland. We will also be hosting a raffle with some really cool prizes!

Bike to School Day: Thursday, May 11

Every year, the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program joins the entire San Francisco Bay Area region in celebrating Bike Month in May — with the biggest celebration happening on Bike to School Day. After several years of celebrating virtually with Bike to the Moon Week, we are excited to bring back Bike to School Day this year!

Bike to School Day is a great opportunity for students and families to join their neighbors in the Bay Area in experiencing the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. On your ride to school, you may bump into a friend, see a neighborhood garden in bloom, and feel energized by the fresh air – just a few of the many reasons to get out there by biking!

This year’s Bike to School Day is on Thursday, May 11, but schools are welcome to celebrate on any day that best suits their schedules! Registered schools will receive free resources and training to help them encourage and celebrate safe bicycle travel within their school and wider community. 

Register your school and find additional resources on the Safe Routes to Schools website, and get ready to join the Bay Area to celebrate biking with local communities this May!

Bike to Work Day Old Oakland Happy Hour

Thursday, May 18, 4:00pm-7:00pm
900-920 Washington Street

Save the date and RSVP now: The Old Oakland Happy Hour in partnership with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland returns this year! Join us for drinks and lots of fun as we celebrate the Bay’s biggest day for biking.

Street Safety Pop-Up in Oakland

Walk Oakland Bike Oakland is holding a Street Safety Pop-Up on 45th St & Broadway on May 17 & 18!

Pizza Party in Fremont

Bike Fremont

3pm - 6pm, May 18 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.

For more Fremont Bike Month events, visit their website.

Bike Concord Events

11am-2pm and 4pm-6:30pm, May 18 at Olympic High School and Iron Horse Trail @ Lisa Lane (Concord)

Bike Concord will host two events during Bike to Work & Wherever Day. Come to Olympic High School from 11am-2pm, or stop by the Iron Horse Trail @ Lisa Lane from 4pm-6:30pm. 

San Ramon Iron Horse Trail: Bollinger Canyon Road Bike/Walk Bridge Groundbreaking

10am, May 18 at Iron Horse Trail @ Bollinger Canyon Road (north side), San Ramon

Celebrate the start of construction on San Ramon’s Iron Horse Trail Bike/Walk Bridge at Bollinger Canyon Road, 10am on May 18th (Bike to Work Day!).

This bridge will join another one under construction now on the Iron Horse Trail at Dublin Boulevard to the south, and a third bike bridge planned across Crow Canyon Road to the north. Find details on these and other upcoming bike bridge projects across the East Bay via our interactive map here.

East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative Bay Trail Bike Party

12pm-3pm, May 20 at Columbia Gardens Park (9920 Empire Rd, Oakland, CA 94603)

Registration required for this ride from Columbia Gardens Park to the MLK Jr. Shoreline to explore the Bay Trail.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge: E-bike & Commuter Morning Ride

7:00am-11:30am, May 26, start at Richmond BART

Bike Month isn’t over yet! Come celebrate with us by biking across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to Pickleweed Park. This ride is designed to help familiarize people with commuting across the bridge. Our certified instructors will lead the group over the bridge to San Rafael and back, and for those who are curious about ebikes, our friends at RAD Power Bikes will supply you with a loaner e-bike and helmet.

This event is made possible with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

RSVP here.

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