Residents will take to the streets by bike Thursday in the annual Bike to Work day, with a number of events planned throughout the Bay Area.
In Mountain View, there will be nine energizer stations along popular bike corridors like:
- California and Castro Streets hosted by Fenwick & West
- Charleston Road and Alta Avenue hosted by Google
- Mountain View Downtown Transit Center hosted by the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and REI
- E. Middlefield Road and Ellis Street hosted by Symantec
- Stevens Creek Trail at Sleeper Park hosted by Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
- 2535 Garcia Ave., Intuit Building 1 hosted by Intuit
- LaAvenida St. at Stevens Creek Trail hosted by Microsoft and Skype
- Bayshore NASA LRT Station hosted by the Moffett Park Business Group
For times and more information on Bay Area Bike to Work Day events can be found on the website http://www.youcanbikethere.com/.
In San Francisco, the San Francisco Bike Coalition will have a theme of "Bikes Count," coalition spokeswoman Kristin Smith said. The counter, which has been installed on Market Street between Ninth and Tenth streets, aims to encourage commuters and others to ride bicycles by keeping track of ridership and displaying the number of riders who pass by.
Smith said the coalition also has several planned community convoy bike rides throughout the city.
There will also be a commuter convoy with about 500 people that will leave around 6:30 a.m. from the 24th Street BART station and finish at Google in Mountain View, Smith said.
In the South Bay, employees at the company Lockheed Martin, a global security, aerospace and information technology company, will celebrate Bike to Work Day by riding from the Santa Clara Convention Center to the Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, company spokeswoman Dana Carroll said.
Bay City News contributed to this report.
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