May 8 was the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day, and San Francisco celebrated by breaking all records! Bikes accounted for 76% of Market Street traffic, and hundreds of people joined or renewed their membership with the SF Bicycle Coalition. Plus, the Lower Polk Street bikeway was unveiled.
Enormous thanks to the 200 volunteer Bicycle Ambassadors, bag stuffers, equipment schleppers and behind-the-scenes helpers who made this year’s Bike to Work Day the biggest and best yet! Special kudos to the hard working Bike to Work Day intern team: David Alexander, Angelica Aquino, Molly Bacon, Christina Duff, Myrthe Kuipers and Marie Mika.
Thanks to these sponsors whose support made Bike to Work Day possible: Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 511.org, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco County Transportation Authority and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Additional local sponsors include: craigslist, The Dolan Law Firm, Github, Golden State Warriors, Good Eggs, ICF International, Levi Strauss & Co., Rahman Law, Recology, San Francisco Department of the Environment, San Francisco Giants, SF Station, SF Bay Guardian & Examiner, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, Sports Basement, Timbuk2 and Yammer.
Thanks to the generous businesses for their tasty treats in support of Bike to Work Day: Duboce Park Cafe, GoGo SqueeZ, Honest Tea, Hubert’s Lemonade, KIND Bars, KRAVE Jerky, Philz Coffee, popchips, Precita Park Cafe and ZICO Coconut Water.
The bike celebrations didn’t stop after Bike to Work Day. We made May Bike Month, and celebrated all month long. A huge thanks to SF Bicycle Coalition members and supporters for packing the Bike Month calendar with a bike-tacular 140 bike events in May — ding, ding!
Wait, did you say 140 bike events in one month? Yes! A true example of how much San Francisco loves biking, the Bike Month calendar kept growing as community members added their own ideas and events. Thanks for celebrating biking with us everyday!