2023 Bike to Wherever Days on May 18, 20

Bike to Work on May 18, and to Everywhere on May 20.

Palo Alto joins Bay Area cities celebrating Bike to Wherever Days on May 18-20, including Bike to Work energizer stations on Thursday morning, May 18, and a Bike to Everywhere energizer station on Saturday, May 20. It’s a celebration of bicycles as a fun and healthy way to get around. Event volunteers encourage people to try biking for more local trips — for commutes, for errands, for fresh air and fun, and for exercise. Here is more information from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Energizer Stations Give Bicyclists And Local Businesses A Lift!

Palo Alto’s Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Local Team and Walk Bike Palo Alto volunteers are hosting four Energizer Stations. Pledge to ride to one of our Energizer Stations and be rewarded with free gifts for bicycling.  First come, first served.  Enjoy nearby dining, shopping and other activities. Stations are planned for:

Thursday, May 18

  • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 9:30 am at City Hall Plaza (facing Bryant)  Stop by to be energized and continue your trip.
  • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 9:30 am at Wilkie Way Bridge, on Miller Ave near Monroe. On the bike link from Mountain View to Palo Alto.
  • Thursday, May 18, 6:30 – 9:30 am at California Avenue Plaza (California Avenue and Park Boulevard) Stop by to be energized!
  • Thursday, May 18, 7:00-10:00 am at The Hub (3215 Porter Drive). Complimentary hot breakfast catered by Coupa Café and 2023 Bike to Work Day tote bag (while supplies last). Supplies and services available for purchase at Mike’s Bikes at The Hub.
  • Thursday, May 18, 5:00-7:00pm SVBC Bike Bash at the Hub (3215 Porter Drive): Get tickets and more info here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-bash-palo-alto-tickets-588617279127

Saturday May 20

  • Saturday, May 20, 1:00-4:00 pm at Mitchell Park Library.  Try a ride to the new bike bridge to the Baylands. Receive a route map that will guide you to a quiet, naturally beautiful off-road bicycling experience.
Pledge to ride here and reserve a free gift!
Volunteer to help at an Palo Alto Energizer Station here

Find Welcoming, Quieter Bike Routes — Maps

Finding the right route for a safe and comfortable ride is important, but the bike route you choose won’t necessarily be the same route you drive in a car.  Palo Alto has many quieter neighborhood streets and less known bike and pedestrian bridges, protected crossings, and off-road pathways.  The customized bike map below provides a useful overview of routes with street facilities that provide better bicycling comfort to get just about anywhere in town safely and conveniently on your bike. 

BTWD Energizer Stations.

Safety First

If you are new to biking, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition provides helpful bicycling safety tips to get you started. 

Everyone is Welcome 

Get on your bike and ride!  Bring friends and family.  Bike to… Wherever!  We hope to greet you at an Energizer Station.