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Pedalfest 2018: A Successful Day of Shenanigans

Pedalfest 2018: A Successful Day of Shenanigans

Before Pedalfest began, the party had already started. As vendors put the final touches on their booths, scraper bikes cruised Jack London Square blasting beats, amphibious bikes rolled in, and the beer booths were set up. The morning may have started out foggy, but Pedalfest was looking like a clear day of shenanigans. A free annual... MORE 7 Aug
Grief and a Fierce Call for Change

Grief and a Fierce Call for Change

I am devastated to share that, since becoming Executive Director last month, four people biking have been struck and killed by drivers in the East Bay. In three of the locations where these collisions occurred, Bike East Bay had already been advocating for street improvements that may have prevented the crashes or decreased the severity of ... MORE 7 Aug
90th Avenue 'Scraper Bikeway'

90th Avenue 'Scraper Bikeway'

Oakland repaves 90th Ave this Fall, between International and MacArthur Blvds, and wants to design the street in a thoughtful way that celebrates the community and its history. The plan is to improve safety and neighborhood livability by bringing the street down to one travel lane in each direction and include a center turn lane. However, the... MORE 30 Jul
Bike East Bay Names Ginger Jui as Next Executive Director

Bike East Bay Names Ginger Jui as Next Executive Director

After a rigorous search, the Bike East Bay Board of Directors unanimously elected Ginger Jui as the organization’s next Executive Director. Ginger brings exceptional leadership experience and a long, demonstrated commitment to Bike East Bay’s mission and values. As Bike East Bay’s communications director and former membership manager,... MORE 24 Jul
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

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