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News - May 14, 2008

Two named 'Bike Commuters of the Year'

Palo Alto Roche employee and Menlo-Atherton High School woodshop teacher recognized during this week's National Bike Week

by Veronica Sudekum

Rather than rev up their automobile engines, two local bicycle enthusiasts routinely secure their helmets, mount their bikes and pedal off to work, and back.

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Editorial Intern Veronica Sudekum can be e-mailed at [email protected]


Posted by pedaling for prizes
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 13, 2008 at 10:13 pm

Bike to Work and Get Rewarded in Palo Alto, Thursday May 15
(from Frank's Weekly Memo)

On Thursday May 15, communities throughout the Bay Area will celebrate the 14th Annual Bike to Work Day to promote bicycling as a healthy, green and fun form of transportation. More than 180 Energizer Stations in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties along bike commute routes will provide rewards and encouragement for regular and first time bike commuters.

The City of Palo Alto will sponsor four Energizer Stations:
* City Hall King Plaza, near the intersection of Hamilton and Bryant Street
* Alma Bike Bridge, near the intersection of Alma and El Camino Real
* California Avenue and Park Boulevard, near the Caltrain Station
* Wilkie Way Bike Bridge over Adobe Creek, on the Miller Avenue side

Joining the commuters will be City Manager Frank Benest who will bike to City Hall.

City staff, members of the Palo Alto Bicycle Advisory Committee and friendly volunteers will welcome bicyclists at the Energizer Stations with fruit, coffee and other treats, plus bike commute bags, from 6:30 – 9 a.m.

Other local Energizer Station locations include one near Arastradero and Foothill (sponsored by Roche), another on Hanover near Page Mill (sponsored by HP) and one near the intersection of Churchill and Castilleja Avenues (sponsored by the Palo Alto High School). Stanford University will be hosting five more Energizer Stations at White Plaza and four key entrances to campus: Palm Drive, Galvez, Serra and Campus Drive West.

For maps showing locations of these Energizer Stations and 180 others over the Bay Area, plus FAQs on bike commuting and how to enter a prize drawing, see

For more information on Santa Clara County Bike to Work Day events, see

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