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Highlights from Bike to Work Day in Oakland (Video)

20th Annual Bike to Work Day

20th Annual Bike to Work Day

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area - an initiative started by the East Bay Bicycle Coalition

More than 14,500 commuters passed through energizer stations around the Bay Area. Other accomplishments cited by EBBC were a record number of East Bay mayors, 13 in total, participating in the event and the first ever car-free Bike to Work Day in Emeryville, which used cargo bikes to transport station supplies rather than trucks.

The first Bike to Work day was celebrated outside of Oakland City Hall 20 years ago and this year, the morning festivities at Frank Ogawa Plaza included a photo booth and free pancake breakfast. At the end of the workday, EBBC hosted Bike Happy Hour in Old Oakland. Games, food trucks, drinks, and music took over Ninth and Washington streets as a fun way to end a successful day.

See some of the highlights of the day from around Oakland:

 

Photos from EBBC used with permission

Photos from WOBO available here

Photos from Jon Suzuki available here

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