FAQs

What is the Event? The event is a self-guided bike ride around Palo Alto. Choose one of 3 marked routes, all less then 10 miles each, and even less if you choose an optional shortcut. There will be free treats at  3 stops along each route.

How much does it cost to participate? The event is FREE.

What do I need to bring? Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle.

When & Where is the event? The event takes place Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. The routes stay open until 4 p.m. for those who want to spend more time. The event starts at Fairmeadow Elementary School (500 East Meadow Drive) where you will sign in, get your route map, and check out some awesome resource information. You can preregister in advance (highly recommended!) at Eventbright or you can register in person on event day.

What happens at the start point? When you arrive at the start point, Fairmeadow Elementary School, you’ll find route maps, bike safety info, helmet fitting, event registration, and bike maintenance. Sign a waiver form, choose your route, and head out for a ride!

Do I Need My Own Bike to Participate? No bike? No problem! Many local bike shops provide bike rentals by the day. Visit our resource page for links to local shops.

Who is Hosting the Event? Bike Palo Alto is hosted by Palo Alto safety and bike enthusiasts who organize this event with many local partners to educate, encourage and promote bicycling as a healthy and fun way to address climate change, congestion and parking problems in our community.

Why Should I Participate this Year? Biking has a lot to offer to our residents any year. We’re especially excited about the 2018 Bike Palo Alto event because it adds to the honor of the legendary local cycling advocate Ellen Fletcher,  especially as Terman Middle School has recently been renamed Ellen Fletcher Middle School.

 

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