May 20-21, 2022: Bike to Wherever Days

Palo Alto joins Bay Area cities celebrating Bike to Wherever Day, 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 errands, for fresh air and fun, and for exercise.

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:

  • Friday, May 20, 7:30-10:00 am at The Hub (Hanover Street and Hillview Avenue). Complimentary hot breakfast catered by Coupa Café, plus bike inspections and helmet fittings by Mike’s Bikes for Stanford Research Park employees.
  • Friday, May 20, 3:30-6:30 pm at City Hall Plaza (facing Bryant)  Stop by to be rewarded and then visit outdoor dining and shopping venues.
  • Friday, May 20, 3:30-6:30 pm at California Avenue Plaza (California Avenue and Park Boulevard) Stop by to be rewarded. Then dine al fresco shop and visit nearby businesses.
  • Saturday, May 21, 2:00-5:00 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. 

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.