Gear up for Bike to Work Day Thursday

Fuel up at 'energizer' stations located around Palo Alto

Tune up those brakes and grab your helmet, the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12. Cyclists in Palo Alto will head to work -- and school -- Thursday morning, 6:30-9:30 a.m., as part of the event, which aims to encourage two-wheeled commuters.

Bicyclists can stop by "energizer" stations located around the city to grab free snacks, water and other items such as a canvas bag filled with goodies. These stations will be set up at the Alma Street Bike Bridge, Wilkie Way Bike Bridge, on Bryant Street near City Hall and on California Avenue near the Caltrain station.

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Association will also have energizer stations set up at KEEN Garage (278 University Ave.), the bike station at Palo Alto Caltrain Station (95 University Ave.) and White Plaza at Stanford University, among other locations.

For a map showing all locations, visit


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1 person likes this
Posted by Hulkamania
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 11, 2016 at 10:29 am

Nothing at the Oregon Avenue bike bridge? Total bummer.

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Posted by Ride on!
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

I'll be out there. Join me. There's nothing better than starting your day with a bike ride! Great exercise. No carbon impacts. Great company.

Palo Alto streets are mostly flat. You barely have to pedal. We live in one of the most beautiful climates on the planet. Enjoy this wonderful place where bike riding is a PLEASURE.

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Posted by resident
a resident of South of Midtown
on May 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

I agree with @Hulkamania that more energizer stations in the southern part of the city would be really great. Still, I hope that companies and employees are using this opportunity to start getting commuters out of their cars (hopefully ongoing, not just one day a year).

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Posted by Like to ride
a resident of Midtown
on May 11, 2016 at 1:44 pm

There are actually at least two Energizer stations in south Palo Alto! See Web Link or the link in the article. Locations:
1. Middlefield and Charleston, sponsored by Space Systems Loral, from 7-9 AM.
2. At the south end of the Wilkie Way bike bridge (nearest intersection = Monroe Drive and Miller Ave, and yes bicycles can get there via Wilkie Way!).

For Hulkmania: Just a short distance from the eastern end of the Oregon/Embarcadero bike bridge to the Baylands, there's going to be an Energizer station at 1850 Embarcadero Rd, near the PA Tech Center. It's hosted by Stanford Health Care and open from 7:30-9:00.

Further south and east of 101, Google, Linked In and Microsoft also are hosting Energizer stations. Find more than 400 other stations all around the bay at the above links!

For Hulkmania:

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Posted by Bike commuter
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on May 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

I bike to work everyday, in combination with Caltrain or lightrail, even over the darkest days in winter. The bike to work day is a great party that brings a lot of inexperienced cyclists to the road and a lot of business to the local bike shops. (it's hard to keep the tires inflated after years) If I really want to avoid biking to work for a day, it will be tomorrow. But I still need to go out to collect the bag. I've been doing this for the last 7 years. :)

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