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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
Our Executive Director is Shifting Gears After Seven Years of Inspiring Leadership

Our Executive Director is Shifting Gears After Seven Years of Inspiring Leadership

In a letter to members this March, Executive Director René Rivera announced he’ll be shifting gears to new adventures after seven years of leadership at Bike East Bay. Bike East Bay is passing around a thank you card for members and supporters to show your appreciation. Share your thoughts and thanks for René by signing his thank you card... MORE 2 Apr
Union City's East West Connector Hits Wall of Opposition

Union City's East West Connector Hits Wall of Opposition

Credit Union City Union City has hit a wall in attempting to divert millions of dollars away from biking, walking, and public transit. After hearing strong opposition from the community, the Alameda County Transportation Commission declined to transfer $210 million of voter-approved public funding to Union City for building a highway feeder... MORE 2 Apr
A Special Letter from René Rivera

A Special Letter from René Rivera

Dear Bike East Bay community, Seven years have passed since I took the helm as Executive Director of Bike East Bay. Now, with great pride in all we have achieved together, I am stepping back from my role as Executive Director at the end of April 2018.  I take this step with full faith and confidence that Bike East Bay is in great hands and has... MORE 28 Mar
Field Guide to Bike Share in the East Bay

Field Guide to Bike Share in the East Bay

Red, blue, and green bike shares are popping up all over the East Bay. Using a credit card, smartphone, or in some cases a Clipper Card, you can unlock any of these bikes and ride to your next destination. Here’s a handy guide (and free codes!) to the three shared use bike systems in your neighborhood.   Blue = Ford GoBike Ford GoBike is... MORE 19 Mar
Partnering with Affordable Housing to Get More Kids on Bikes

Partnering with Affordable Housing to Get More Kids on Bikes

Credit Dianne Yee “I didn’t believe that all of these kids would leave here today able to ride, but they were. Every kid who got a bike knew how to ride their free bike! Thank you Bike East Bay and Fast Freddie. Awesome!!!”​ -June Cummings, Ambassador Housing resident services manager  Since 2016 Bike East Bay has partnered with... MORE 16 Mar
Business Member: Sustainable Technologies

Business Member: Sustainable Technologies

Bike East Bay Business Members receive valuable employee benefits while helping make the East Bay a bike-friendly place live, work, and play. To make your workplace even more bike-friendly, visit BikeEastBay.org/Business.   Photo: From left, Enersto Montero, James Bauer, Sage Montero, and Rene Rodriguez in the bike repair room at Sustainable ... MORE 5 Mar
Highway Robbery in Union City

Highway Robbery in Union City

Credit Union City Union City voted last Tuesday, February 27, to divert $125 million in biking, walking, and public transit funding to build the East West Connector. The $100 million per mile road feeding the I-880 freeway would spend all 27 years of the city’s share of Measure BB funds designated for biking and walking improvements and... MORE 5 Mar
Keith's Climate Ride Journey

Keith's Climate Ride Journey

Bike East Bay member and Oakland resident Keith Hermanstyne is riding the California North Coast Climate Ride this May, and he’s riding for Team Bike East Bay. This time last year, Keith had never ridden long distances or hills extensively. This year, he is ready to ride over 300 miles and fundraise for organizations he believes in. After... MORE 5 Feb

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