Bike to Work Day 2009 was a huge success regionally
and in Richmond. This number of Bike to Work Day
Energizer Stations increased from two last
year to four this year:
Richmond Bay Trail, Lucretia Edwards
Richmond Greenway at the Richmond
Central Greenway trailhead
- Kaiser Labs
Giveaways to all bicyclists
included 2009 Bike to Work Day Musette Bags, fruit,
juice, water, baked goods, safety items and raffle
for bicycle-related items from local companies.
Richmond increased its visits
to Energizer Stations (3 reporting) to 189
as follows: BART: 57, Greenway: 77, Bay Trail: 55
Total: 189 (Not including Kaiser’s count).
Richmond was assisted by two corporate
partners: Kaiser (Kaiser Labs) and SunPower (Richmond Greenway).
Corporate donors to
the BTWD event and raffle include: SunPower, Trader
Joes/Pinole , Starbucks/Richmond
Parkway, Target, WalMart, Jamba Juice/El Cerrito, Zoes
Cookies, Mountain Hardwear. We
also received substantial assistance from 511/Contra
Costa in the form of three easy up canopies,
Bike to Work Day 2009 musette bags, Safeway
food cards and supplies.
Craig Murray, with
assistance from Michael Williams, did an outstanding
job organizing the energizer stations as well as
spearheading the team bike challenge for May during
National Bike Month. This is a growing event,
and we're already looking forward to next year.
May, 2009 Team Bike
Richmond finished as the top
Local Government in the Company Bike Challenge this year!!
Here are some factoids illustrating Richmond's
cycling accomplishments during the May Team Bike
- The City of Richmond was represented by eleven teams.
- The “City of Richmond” group
of teams topped the local government scoreboard with
the Marin County teams closing to within 50 points
an hour before the finish.
Contra Costa County, the City of Richmond group
of teams finished strongly with a team in third
place and with the RBPAC team, having only four
riders, finishing in the top
- Fifty Riders for “City of Richmond” teams
rode over 5,000 miles.
- The number of Richmond riders
increased year over year.
Team riders in the Company Bike Challenge represented the following
- Richmond Spokes
- Urban Tilth
- West County Wastewater
- Richmond Bicycle /Pedestrian Advisory
- Richmond Main Street
- National Park Service
- Port of Richmond
- Mayor’s Office
- Housing, Recreation,
and Planning Departments
- Public Works
- City Attorney’s Office
- Richmond Recreation & Parks Commission
Photos by Jonathan
Botkin of Sunpower
Corp. and Craig