Held each year in mid-May, the Bike to Work Day campaign encourages commuters in Solano and Napa County (and region-wide) to try bicycling to work. Participants receive free bike bags and other goodies and are entered into prize drawings. Employers encourage their employees to bike to work and Energizer Stations are set up on Bike to Work Day. A Team Bike Challenge offers a friendly competition between teams of co-workers throughout May.
Bike to Work Day 2016 was a fun and successful day!
A sunny day greeted the new and veteran riders alike in Solano and Napa County as they joined the Bay Area on May 12, 2016 to celebrate the 22nd Annual Bike to Work Day. In Solano County 400 cyclists visited the 19 Energizer Station locations where they received water, breakfast treats, and messenger bags stuffed with bike-related goodies to get them on their way to a healthy commute!
Solano County's Bike Commuter of the Year:
Mitch Korcyl of Vacaville, 2016 Bike Commuter of the Year
Team Bike Challenge Winner- Team Genentech! (photo coming soon)
Cycling into an engerizer station.
A group of bicyclists sign in at the Solano Government Plaza as Supervisor Jim Spering and City of Fairfield Mayor Harry Price talk to their constituents.
SolTrans staff busy passing along tote bag.
City of Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Paterson looks on as two cyclists shake hands.
Supervisor Jim Spering, City of Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez and Mike Segala enjoying early morning at the Suisun City Amtrak Train Station.
Laughter abond as this energizer station as this cyclist signs in.
Bike to Work Day 2015 was yet another success!
The forecast of rain could not keep the over 670 bike commuters in Solano and Napa Counites from participating in the Bike to Work Day's 21st anniversary celebration. Warmed by the excitement from their commutes - many for the first time - and cheered on at 28 Energizer Station locations, participants turned a normal Thursday commute into an occasion to be remembered.
2015 Bike Commuter of the Year- Solano County
2015 Bike Commuter of the Year- Napa County
City of Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Paterson with Benicia Bike Club in Benicia
At the Suisun City Amtrak Station energizer station many cylcists stopped by to get their goodies on their way to work.
Cyclists in Napa could recharge with a bikie powered smoothie machine at the energizer station on the Commuter Bike Path and Soscol.
Vacaville Transportation Center cyclist get's her bag on her way to work.
A very happy cyclist at the energizer station at NCTPA
City of Vacaville Mayor, Len Augustine, visits with Genentech Employee at the energizer station at Vacavalley Parkway.
Cyclist stopped in groves at the energizer station in Suisun City.
American Canyon energizer station staff member waiting for cyclists at the Community Park.
Staff at the Oxbow Public Market teamed up Napa River Velo, offering tune-ups for cyclists while they get their refreshments.
Ferry riders were greated with smiles at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal despite the chilly weather.
Cyclists were greated with smiles at the Suisun City Amrak station.
This cyclist was extra green- using public transportation in addition to riding his bike to the Soscol Gateway Transit Center in Napa.
Cloudy skies did not stop this happy rider in Vacaville at the Energizer Station on Vacavlley Parkway