May 18, 2012 > East Bay Bike to Work Day breaks records
East Bay Bike to Work Day breaks records
Submitted By EBBC
Everyone knew Bike to Work Day was going to be big but who could have predicted the number of riders seen on the morning of May 10, 2012 on the streets of the East Bay. More than 17,000 bicyclists were counted at 143 energizer stations, a 22 percent increase in cycling over 2011. In the past five years, bicycling has grown by 285 percent in the East Bay. Mayors from around the East Bay hopped on their bikes on Bike to Work Day 2012 and headed to work - a record, setting an example for all. San Leandro's Mayor Stephen Cassidy, Union City's Mayor Mark Green participated.
In Alameda County, bicycling has increased 75 percent since 2002; this is largely due to so many new riders on Bike to Work Day continuing to ride year round. People try biking on a nice spring day and before they know it they ride regularly and are a part of a movement based on the simple joy of cycling to work, school, errands and play.
For more about Bike to Work Day and Bike Month activities in the East Bay, visit www.ebbc.org/btwd