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Berkeley, California (Monday, May 06, 2019) - Bike to work or school on Thursday and join a variety of Berkeley community bicycling events, from visiting Energizer Stations to celebrating the City's plans to make Berkeley streets better for bicycling. 

The activities on Thursday May 9 include: 2019-05-06 Bike US census data

  • 7-9 am. Nearly 20 energizer stations in Berkeley.
  • 8:15-9:00 am. City Hall Energizer Station (Intersection of Center Street/Milvia Street), with Berkeley Mayor and Council Members invited. Organized by Bike East Bay.
  • 5:30-8:30 pm. Berkeley Bike to Work Day Happy Hour. Food trucks, beer, live music, and games for all ages. Car-free Derby Street at Milvia Street Bicycle Boulevard. Organized by Bike East Bay and hosted by Sports Basement.

2019 is a big year for bicycling in Berkeley. The City of Berkeley is celebrating accomplishments over the last year, including the opening of the new Downtown Berkeley Bike Station on Center Street. In 2019, the City is looking forward to the completion of new bikeway projects this summer, including new protected bikeways on Adeline and Hearst Streets, and repaving the south2019-05-06 Bike to Work Day end of the Milvia Street Bicycle Boulevard. 

Berkeleyans love bicycling. According to the 2014 US Census American Community Survey, Berkeley has the highest percentage of bike commuters (9.7%) for cities with a population over 100,000 in the United States. Berkeley's 9.7% of people who bike to work is a rate that's more than four times the Alameda County average and nearly five times the Bay Area average

Photo Credit: Bike East Bay  




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