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Bike to Work Day That Could Have Been but Will Happen Again

Article Source:  David Nigel - City of San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)

Bike to Work Day Was Not

Thursday, May 14, 2020 was scheduled to be “Bike to Work Day.”

For the past eighteen years, the City of San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in conjunction with Walmart Bayhill San Bruno Office has sponsored and operated a “Refresher” station most recently located at the San Bruno BART station.

The purpose of the “Refresher” station is to greet cyclists on their way to work with refreshments, coffee, tire repair kits, maps of bicycle paths and routes throughout San Mateo County, and other sundry items.

Cecile Riborozo San Bruno BPAC member and representative of Walmart, has organized and coordinated the “Refresher” station for several years. BPAC members staff the station greeting and engaging the cyclists.

For the past three years, YouTube’s Bayhill San Bruno office has sponsored a second “Refresher” stop located at the CalTrain station.  This location was also staffed by BPAC members.  

More than three hundred bikers stop or pass-by the two San Bruno “Refresher” stations. Riders originate their rides from as far as Mill Valley (Marin), the South Bay, San Francisco, Castro Valley, and several locations throughout the Bay Area.

Bill Bright, Commute.org coordinator for San Mateo County for the “Bike to Work Day” event has dedicated great energy towards the great success of this event. Mr. Bright announced the postponement of this year’s event and stated that “Bike to Work Day” will be rescheduled for September.  

During 2003, only two “Refresher” stations were planned by Peninsula Traffic Congestions Relief Alliance Territory Manager, Karen Sumner. Two BPAC charter members, Walter Bird and David Nigel have worked almost every year of this event. 

San Bruno BPAC is very proud for their annual participation in this Community Service activity and looks forward to continued commitment to this effort.

 The City of San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) looks forward to being able to schedule their monthly meetings andf begin planning for Bike To Work Day 2021


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