Last year, Bike Palo Alto was the entire month of October, but just like Earth Day, being kind to our planet and having fun is not for just one day, it’s for everyday! Now you can grab a map or download a route and ride any time. We have gone virtual! Get your friends, families, and neighbors together and explore bike friendly routes for people of all ages and abilities. Bike Palo Alto is free!
NOTE Since Bike Palo Alto is for biking anytime, you will have to use the maps and on-line tools, Rides with GPS, to navigate the routes and find your way as the route arrows will not be there.
|Who||Everyone, young and old, novice or expert!|
|Where||Print out or download a route and start anywhere!|
|What||Explore Palo Alto: discover bike bridges and underpasses, bike boulevards and bike pathways, and alternatives to busier roads that you might not have known. Our routes take you by the Baylands, El Palo Alto (our city’s namesake redwood tree), and a chance to meet Perry, the donkey from Shrek.|
|Why||More bikes! More often! More fun! Palo Alto is a very bike friendly place, especially when you know all the nice easy ways to get around. Biking is good for you and good for the planet. Come and join us!|
|How||Register Here and then check out our routes page, pick out a route and go ride! Since this is a virtual event you can start anytime and ride as many routes as you like.|
Big events make riding more fun, so this year Bike Palo Alto is collaborating with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to support Bike to Wherever Day (which replaces Bike to Work Day this year with so many people still working from home and avoiding the commute). Palo Alto’s Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Local Team and Bike Palo Alto volunteers are hosting Energizer Stations. Plan a bike trip, stop at one of our Energizer Stations, and be rewarded for bicycling. First come, first served.
Friday, May 20, 3:30-6:30pm at City Hall Plaza (facing Bryant)
Friday, May 20 3:30-6:30pm Cal Ave Plaza (California Avenue and Park Boulevard)
Saturday, May 21, 2:00-5:00pm 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. To pledge to ride and get a BTWD bike bag, sign up for the event here