Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
Around Palo Alto
Palo Alto is known in cycling circles as a bicycle friendly community. A map of Palo Alto's bike routes is available at most libraries and at City Hall. The best-known of Palo Alto's routes is the Bryant Street Bike Boulevard, which runs from East Meadow Drive through downtown, where it connects with a bike bridge to Menlo Park. Occasional roadblocks discourage auto traffic on Bryant, which requires few stops for bicyclists.
1475 Powell St., Ste. 101, Emeryville. Bicycles may be registered on a national registry for $10 for 10 years for one bike; $25 for 30 years (transferable) or $25 for up to five bikes at the same address, for 10 years. Call 1-800-848-BIKE .
Bike Connection, The
2011 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Rentals, road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrids are $35/day, $100/week, $200/month, $300/two months. Tune-ups $199. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 650-853-3000.
Mountain and hybrid bikes available for daily, weekly and monthly rates, ranging from $35 a day to $250 or more a month.
Bikestation Palo Alto
95 University Ave. at the University Avenue Caltrain station, Palo Alto. Paid memberships offer secure bicycle parking for 150 bicycles at the Caltrain Depot. 24-hour access. Daily ($10 for 10 days), monthly ($12) and annual memberships ($96) available, plus $20 annual administrative fee. Membership includes bicycle repairs and discounts on parts and accessories.
Campus Bike Shop
459 Lagunita Drive, #12, Stanford University. Rents comfort bikes, commuter bikes and high-end road bikes. Available from 24 hours to 1 year. Includes helmet/lock. Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Reserve online or call 650-723-9300.
East Palo Alto Bicycle Club
Working with the City of East Palo Alto to identify and support improvements to bicycle and pedestrian access within East Palo Alto. Concerns include safe access across Highway 101 at University Avenue and safe biking for elementary and secondary school students. The group is advocating for the construction of at least one bike/pedestrian bridge near University Avenue. Call Norm Picker at 650-996-0301.
Bicycle licenses can be obtained at any fire station in Mountain View, every day between 4 and 5 p.m. Cost is $1. Renew every 3 years. Call 650-903-6365.
Licensing and more
It is required by law to register bicycles in Palo Alto. Bicycle owners can purchase a license valid for 2-3 years for $2 at any Palo Alto fire station from 4-5 p.m. any day of the week. Call 650-329-2520 (City of Palo Alto Transportation Division) for information about bicycle routes, lockers or racks; 650-329-2406 (Police Department) to report a stolen bike..
Menlo Velo Bicycles
433 El Camino Real, Menlo Park. Mon-Wed, Fri 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; (Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April-September). Mountain, hybrid and road bikes with helmet. Rentals are $35/day, $125/week or $250/month. Call 650-327-5137.