A bright and beautiful May day made for a busy morning at UC Berkeley’s Energizer Station. Students, faculty and staff stopped by to pick up swag bags, register their bikes with UCPD and get a quick bike tune-up from BicyCal‘s student bike mechanics. While many people were regular commuters, a cheer always came up when a cyclist announced she had made a special effort to bike to campus today. Congratulations!
This campus cyclist usually drives in from El Cerrito, but she made it on her bike today!
Unlike past years, Bike to Work Day took place while school was still in session. Early counts showed bikes sharing more than 50% of the traffic at Cal Energizer Station, at the intersection of Bancroft and Telegraph. Over 200 bikes rolled through the intersection every hour!
Many thanks to Billy Riggs, Campus Transportation Planner, for organizing yet another successful Bike to Work Day Energizer Station at Cal.
A busy morning at the Energizer Station.
All kind of funny bikes turned up, including this recumbent ridden by Phyllis from SafeTrec.
Mechanics from BicyCal, the student bike coop, helped cyclists adjust derailleurs, lubricate chains and even fix a couple flat tires!
Bike registration was a popular stop at the Energizer Station. Here a Campus Safety Officer notes down a bike serial number (usually found on the underside of your bike, stamped on the bottom bracket).
Rebecca Anderson from Bring Your Own Mug, also a TGIF project, gave out free stickers and peddled their insulated coffee mugs.
Campus cyclists rock!
See more pictures by clicking our albums below!
Want to motivate — or supercharge! — your bike commute this May? Come learn more about Team Bike Challenge next Tuesday!
Team Bike Challenge — Info and Meet & Greet
Tues. 4/24 , 5-6pm
Location: Free Speech Cafe (entrance to Moffitt Library)
Team Bike Challenge is a month-long challenge where
teams compete to see who can ride the most miles during
the month of May. Top scoring teams win prizes and
Chipotle gift cards.
New or less experienced bike commuters are very welcome!
Please RSVP for the Meet & Greet.
If you can’t make the meeting, you can still join the UC Berkeley
Team at http://teambikechallenge.com/. After you create a
profile, click “Join a Company” and search for the UC Berkeley
logo. See you on the leaderboard!
Come learn about our work this year and to connect with other campus sustainability initiatives!
Date: Thursday, April 19th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Sutardja Dai Hall, Atrium and Auditorium (click for map)
Join us for a presentation on “How to Buy A Bike” at the Campus Bike Initiative monthly meeting!
Tuesday, March 20.
Le Conte Hall, Room 111
(Note: LeConte locks its doors at 6pm. To get in, enter LeConte on the Campanile side through the doors between LeConte and Birge Hall)
CBI member Doug Williams will walk you through figuring out what kind of bike you want, whether to buy new or used, and how to spot a good deal on Craigslist (he’s a champ at this!). Bring your questions for a short Q&A afterwards.
Also on the agenda are 2012 Bike to Work Day and Team Bike Challenge plans. This year, the Campus Bike Initiative is boosting participation by instigating a little inter-departmental rivalry, and awarding special prizes for campus teams. Come help us strategize!
Light refreshments (homemade veggie samosas…) provided.
Need advice on how to buy a bike? Roll on down to the Berkeley Bike Station on February 18th at 2pm for their first free class:
How to Buy a Bike
Gearing up for Bike to Work Day? Thinking about commuting but not sure how to do it? Ready to swap your rusty steed for a trusty steed? Confused by sizing, fit, parts, makes, models, materials, styles, or just where to start?
Come on down and get impartial advice from people who have years of experience getting folks on the bikes of their dreams, but who don’t have a bike to sell you. We’ll help you narrow down what kind of bike you’re looking for, whether it makes sense to go new or used, and the questions that will make your decision easier.
We’ll provide information on events that can help you get the most out of your new ride. The class will be approximately an hour and a half long.