Not only are we currently in the middle of National Bike Month, but tomorrow marks the 18th annual Bike to Work Day. On May 10th, tens of thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will be participating in the event, including Mayor Ed Lee and 10 of the 11 supervisors.
Leading the way in San Francisco is the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who will be hosting 27 different “energizer stations” throughout the city as well as offering bike mechanics to assist anyone who runs into technical difficulties during their commute. The “energizer stations” will include treats, goodie bags, and volunteers cheering on anyone participating in the event. An interactive map showing the location of each of the stations is available online.
During last year’s event, cyclists comprised approximately 75 percent of the morning traffic on Market Street, and with the city putting in 23 additional miles of bike lanes since 2010, participation should be at an all time high.
Plus, if you’re concerned with either being out of shape or having to tackle too many hills, just heed the advice of this ridiculously dorky pro-SF cycling jingle: