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Bike To Wherever Days gets off to speedy start at FansFest event

Fans Fest

The 2024 Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days got off to a speedy start last month at the Community FansFest at Oakland’s Bloc 15 in Jack London Square, where people pledged to ride during May’s bike event.  

Bay Area Bike to Wherever Days began 30 years ago — then known as Bike To Work Day — as a celebration of bicycles as a fun and healthy way to get to work, as well as an opportunity for those who don’t usually use a bike to commute to try it out. It’s also a time to advocate for improved bicycle infrastructure and safety across the region.

Bike to Wherever Days (BTWD) had a booth at the FansFest, the community-sponsored event to celebrate all things Oakland and East Bay. About 15,000 people attended, ranging from the general public, sports teams, vendors and public officials. 

This was BTWD's first attempt to publicize the bike event outside the normal promotional time frame, which typically starts in April. 

BTWD was the only hydration station offering free water, electrolytes, and informing the public about the bike event. The booth had lines all day, with people spinning a prize wheel to win a variety of prizes representing MTC, which co-sponsors BTWD. 

For more information about the 2024 BTWD event visit:



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