Media Advisory: Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 8

SAN FRANCISCO  — This Thursday, May 8, Mayor Edwin Lee, District Supervisors and City Department Heads will join tens of thousands of other San Franciscans in pedaling to the office for the 20th Annual Bike to Work Day. San Francisco hosts one of the biggest Bike to Work Day events in the country and this year’s anniversary Bike to Work Day is set to be bigger than ever.

This year’s Bike to Work Day is expected to be record-breaking, thanks to the huge increase in ridership (96% since 2007, according to SFMTA counts), the recently-launched Bay Area Bike Share and the first Bike to Work Day without a BART bike blackout.

City leaders will pedal as part of “Commuter Convoys” made up of City and community leaders. All commuter convoys will bike on the new Polk Street contraflow bikeway, an 8-to-80 protected bikeway that opened last week and connects the bustling bikeways of Market and Polk Streets.

All Commuter Convoys will convene for a press conference on the steps of City Hall. The theme of this year’s press release is the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day: Looking Back, Pedaling Forward.

Bike to Work Day Press Conference

City Hall, Polk Street Steps

Thursday, May 8, 8:30AM

Photo Opportunities:

Photos of last year’s Bike to Work Day are available for download on the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Flickr account. Credit: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

 

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