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Fri May 12 2006
Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 18th
May is Bike to Work Month
Over 100,000 Californians are expected to participate in Bike to Work week, which is May 15th through 19th. On Thursday, May 18th, which is Bike to Work Day (BTWD), people in some places will join together to ride to work. In cities such as San Francisco and Berkeley, local organizations will sponsor energizer stations with refreshments and other bicycle-related goodies. In Modesto, riders will have the option of riding with bicycle police officers (?) or riding by themselves. 511.org's Bike to Work Day

Some local events:
On Saturday, May 13th, Bike Day at the Berkeley Farmer's Market will include bicycle outreach, education and safety from 10:30am to 2:30pm.
On May 18th, BTWD in Berkeley will include energizer stations. Read more In Oakland, there will be a Bike to Work Day celebration at City Hall from 7:00am to 9:00am. More Oakland energizer stations BTWD in San Francisco includes a 6pm Bike Away From Work party at 111 Minna Gallery. Energizer stations in SF Contra Costa County energizer stations The Sacramento Bike Commute Month will include a BikeFest on the west steps of the Capitol from 11am to 1pm.

A California Bicycling Information website recommends that people prepare themselves in advance for a bike commute. Steps to take include: planning the safest (and least traffic) route to work; informing supervisors about bike commute plans and asking where the bicycle can be parked during working hours; making sure that the bicycle is in proper working order; dressing to cycle (this includes planning to wear everything from a helmet to comfortable bicycling clothes); and inflating tires before starting the commute. Bicycle safety activists also warn that riders should stay out of the range of doors of cars that are parked along the bike route (approximately 5 feet) to avoid getting "doored." California's bike-related laws

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