Palo Alto and Surrounding Area Bike Maps
Mid-Peninsula Bike Map, plus links to other area and county maps: https://bikesiliconvalley.org/maps/ or
Google Maps: Start at http://maps.google.com/ In the box on the top left, click on the menu symbol, then choose “bicycling” to see local bike routes, or choose “directions”, click on the 3 dots and select the bicycle symbol to find a suggested route.
Safe Routes to School Walk and Roll Maps: Find local maps for public schools in Palo Alto, showing suggested walking and riding routes by scrolling down here: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/pln/transit/saferoutes.asp
Mike’s Bikes Free Tech Clinic: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm. Start with “Basic Home Maintenance” on second Tuesdays or Roadside Basics on first Tuesdays.
Bike Tutor.com: An online resource for information on how to fix your bike: http://bicycletutor.com/guide/
Silicon Valley Bike Exchange: Learn how to fix bikes, while rehabilitating bikes for others: http://www.bikex.org
Information on Safe Bicycling
511.org SF Bay: Short, funny and to the point bike safety videos on key topics. http://511.org/biking/safety/standard
City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to Schools Program: Bicyclists of all ages will find good resources at: www.cityofpaloalto.org/saferoutes . See the Safety Tip sheet for Bicyclists, Pedestrians, Skaters and Drivers for top tips on sharing the road safely. Click on “Visit our Education Resources page” to find bicycling guidance, helmet fitting and videos for all ages. Bike Ed for Elementary and Middle School Students: In-class bike and trafic safety education is offered PAUSD schools in partnership with the City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School Program and PTA volunteers. For information on upcoming Middle
School Bike Skills classes on weekends, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford Bike Safety Resources: For adult bike safety information and classes, see:
https://transportation.stanford.edu/bicycle/learn-about-bike-safety/ and https://www.police.stanford.edu/bicycle-safety-class.html
City of Palo Alto Transportation Division Find out more about the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan and upcoming bicycle improvements at: www.cityofpaloalto.org/bike
511.org: Bay area bicycle commuting: http://bicycling.511.org/
Stanford Parking & Transportation Services Bicycle Program: https://transportation.stanford.edu/bicycle
Bike Organizations for better roads, paths, and lanes
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition: serves interests of cyclists in Palo Alto and local counties: http://bikesiliconvalley.org/
League of American Cyclists has been making bicycling better since 1880 and promotes Bicycle Friendly Communities, Businesses and Universities. Click on “Smart Cycling” to access good cycling videos. www.bikeleague.org
People for Bikes Coalition: Works to make safe and convenient riding for all and to put more people on bicycles everywhere: www.peopleforbikes.org
Western Wheelers bike club: Local recreational rides for all levels: http://westernwheelersbicycleclub.wildapricot.org/
Palo Alto Bike Shops
Mike’s Bikes: 4233 W Middlefield Rd, (650) 858-7700, M-F 10-8, Sat & Sun 10-6 www.mikesbikes.com Click on the Learn button to sign up for Tuesday night clinics.
Bike Connection: 2011 El Camino Real, (650) 853-3000, M-Sat 10-8, Sun 10-6
Palo Alto Bicycles: 171 University Ave, (650) 328-7411, M-F 10-7, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5
Cardinal Bicycle Shop: 1955 El Camino Real, (650) 328-8900, everyday 10-6. New and used bikes.
Campus Bike Shop: 459 Lagunita Dr. #12, Stanford, (650) 723-9300, M-F 9-5, Sat 9-3 New and lightly used bikes.
Velo Tech Cycles: 732 Emerson St., (650) 462-0789
Good Used Bicycles Try: Cardinal Bike Shop, Campus Bike shop, SV Bike Exchange and Good Karma Bikes in San Jose: www.goodkarmabikes.com