bike to work day 2011 and the bike away from work party

bike to work day 2011 was fun – here are some photos:



volunteers at one of the many east bay energizer stations.  This one was in berkeley, staffed by grizzly peak cyclists(?)  The woman is holding up little colorful bike pins.  They had snacks and coffee and information about the east bay bike coalition.  According to streetsblog SF, about 10,000 people biked to work in Alameda county, up 12.3% from last year.  I definitely saw a lot more cyclists out on the streets.




bike love


this photo was taken from the energizer station outside of actual cafe




people were out from Spokeland – a north oakland bike co-op.


after work, we headed to bike away from work party, where there were tons of neat bikes to check out:



a rusty paint job




leathery cowboy bike




this bamboo bike was really well done








the crucible was showing off some bikes modified by teenagers




the popcycle




actual cafe’s parklet




this bike was handcuffed to a speaker




a danish pedersen bike.  wood fenders, rims.  hammock seat.  stumey archer 3-speed internal rear hub. coaster brake.




bike, shoes, jeans, shirt, hat





and cyclecide was there with their deadly-looking-but-fun looking bikes and rides


It looked a little smaller than last year’s but was still a fun time.






bike to work day 2010

update (05.17.10)

video added (view in HD if you can)

today was bike to work day.  here are some shots from the bike away from work afterparty put on by the east bay bike coalition:

crazy bike from cyclecide. This bike was really hard to ride!
crazy bike #2 - I did not get to try this one but check out the rear wheel - made from an old trampoline
ahh, oakland's uptown.
crazy cyclecide rides - pretty sweet cape
this girl is having a BLAST. in comparison, the speed of the swing kind of scared me. I did not ride it.
phil from rideSFO

(visit ridesfo)

ebbc bike-friend business award winners - garlynn woodsong from calthrope associates, sal from actual cafe, and gene from innovative interfaces

(visit actual cafe)

cyclecide klowns and los banos mayhem

all photos shot with the panasonic gf1 and the 20mm f/1.7 lens

Bike to work chipotle

Wow, my first chipotle burrito in quite some time. Super long lines today at the chipotle on gilman in Berkeley because the bike to work day crowd was cashing in on their buy one get one free coupons.