May 6 2012

Piedmont Bike to Work Event May 10

Commute to work by bike, walking, carpool or public transit!

Thursday, May 10, 6-9 a.m. is Piedmont Bike to Work Day.  Piedmonters will have the chance to bike or walk with Councilmembers Keating, Fujioka and Mayor Chiang from points in Piedmont to an Energizer Station at Ace Hardware, 1221 Grand Avenue in Piedmont sponsored by Piedmont CONNECT, and then to downtown Oakland.

Join Mayor Chiang, Vice Mayor Fujioka, Councilmember Keating, and other Piedmont residents in biking (or walking, carpooling, or taking public transit) to work!  On your way, be sure to stop at Piedmont’s first-ever Bike to Work Day Energizer Station, hosted by Piedmont Connect from 6-9 a.m. in the parking lot of Grand Lake Ace Hardware. This will provide an opportunity to count how many Piedmonters are biking to work, enjoy refreshments,  receive a free canvas tote bags filled with bike-related swag, as well as benefit from words of encouragement for all.  Participants can also enter a raffle for a free bike! For more info about the Energizer Station, contact Scott Donahue of Connect’s Bicycling and Alternative Transportation Group at For general info about Bike to Work in the East Bay, go to  We hope you will join in the fun!

Bike or walk with Piedmont elected officials on May 10:
7:15 a.m. Mayor John Chiang will leave from City Hall (120 Vista) and Councilmember Garrett Keating will leave from the bottom of Dracena Park (at Ricardo), both heading to the Energizer Station at Ace Hardware (1221 Grand)
7:45 a.m. Mayor Chiang and Councilmember Keating will leave  Ace Hardware, heading to the Grand Lake Theater (3200 Grand), where they will join a “pedal pool” of Oakland elected officials and other bikers.
7:55 a.m. Pedal pool leaves Grand Lake Theater, heading to pancake breakfast at Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland.
In addition, Councilmember Margaret Fujioka will be walking from Piedmont to downtown Oakland.  She will leave from the Energizer Station at Ace at 7:45 a.m.

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