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This Week: Get Your Pedals Ready for Bike to Work Day

4:12 PM PDT on May 7, 2012

Bike to Work Day is coming up later this week -- don't miss out on the perks and festivities for bike commuters around the Bay Area. If it's your first time making the two-wheeled trip to work, you can hop on a commuter convoy in your neighborhood. Also, a heads up for next Monday: the SF Transit Riders Union will host a forum on the selected design for Van Ness BRT.

Here are all the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:

    • Tuesday: The SF Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee meets. On the agenda are updates from the SFPD and SFMTA on pedestrian safety efforts and a Planning Department presentation on the Green Connections project. 5:30 p.m.
    • Thursday: Bike To Work Day. Bay Area commuters take to two wheels for the 18th annual Bike to Work Day. Join a commuter convoy (SFEast Bay), pick up some snacks at your local energizer station, and join city electeds at events in SF and Oakland. After work, join the festivities at the SF Bike Coalition's Bike From Work Party at Public Works in the Mission, the East Bay Bike Coalition's Bike Happy Hour Party in Oakland, or the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition's Bike Away From Work Bash in San Jose. Check the calendar and the official Bike to Work Day website for more events around the region.
    • FridayEast Bay Bike Party: PAJAMA PARTY. Put Bike to Work Week to bed with this Pajama Party-themed ride celebrating the East Bay Bike Party's second anniversary. "Will there be bedtime stories? Lullabies? Pillowfights?" The ride kicks off from the Lake Merritt BART station at 7:30 p.m.
    • SaturdayLivable Berkeley: Fundraiser for Berkeley Sunday Streets. Help bring a Sunday Streets-style event to Berkeley by attending this fundraiser at the Donkey & Goat Winery with local food trucks and brewers, live music, a raffle, and kids activities. 2 p.m.
    • Next Monday: TRU Talks: Van Ness BRT. Join the SF Transit Riders Union and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association for a discussion on the selected design for Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit. Staff from the SF County Transportation Authority will make a presentation on the design and answer questions about the project. If you can't make this one, check the SFCTA's schedule for presentations to other neighborhood organization throughout this week and next. 7 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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