Our Third Annual Bike Palo Alto! on October 7, 2012 event was a great success! We had over 600 participants join in and spend an afternoon enjoying Palo Alto's great bike routes! Participants also received local biking and safety information and joined in on activities including helmet fitting, bike maintenance and children's activities provided by the YMCA. This year we were joined by Mayor Yeh and the Mayor's Challenge! Thank you to Mayor Yeh, Councilmembers, sponsors, volunteers and participants for making our event a success this year. We hope all participants will choose their bikes more often for local trips! Look for more information here next summer for plans on our Bike Palo Alto! event in 2013.
What is Bike Palo Alto?
Bike Palo Alto! is a fun, family friendly event which encourages Palo Alto residents to lower their carbon footprint and ride bikes more often for local shopping trips and getting around the city. The Palo Alto Climate Protection Plan shows that non-commute travel in Palo Alto, including local trips to the grocery store, etc., is the largest source of Global Warming emissions in the city - larger than electricity use. Bike Palo Alto! highlights Palo Alto's great bike routes and provides activities and information that helps Palo Alto residents learn how biking for local trips in Palo Alto can be easy and fun!
Join in and Volunteer!
We need many volunteers for the day of the event. Event shifts are from 12:30 - 2:30 pm and 2:30 - 4:30 pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robyn Duby at micacreek_1 at yahoo.com