When the Bay Area’s “Bike to Work Day” was postponed and then canceled, a group of CALA staff brain-stormed how we might all still participate in the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s creative response: “Bike to Wherever Days.” The event aims to encourage everyone to get out and ride a bike, and brings awareness to bicycle infrastructure and safety. We imagined ourselves getting out to enjoy some fresh air and to experience some of the infrastructure projects we’ve collaborated on, while encouraging our peers to do the same.
On trend with most of 2020, what we got was not quite what we expected: between the smoke and the heat, it proved challenging for many of us to get out and exercise, but most of us prevailed and we got a glimpse of the many ways in which two wheels can get us out and about and help keep us connected with our communities and our surroundings. For those who missed it, here’s a re-cap of some of the staff’s adventures (Check out the latest on our “Connect” Instagram story for the full slideshow):
Marie kicked off the month with a family ride along the Hetch-Hetchy trail in the South Bay.
Kelly visited two recently completed CALA projects: the Ravenswood Bay Trail and Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto.
Melinda made her way out to the Alameda Creek Trail, part of East Bay Regional Parks.
Grant headed out to experience some new bike infrastructure at the Fremont Bart Station.
I changed up my morning “commute” (usually I walk around the block) and took a shady ride up into the hills of the San Francisco Peninsula.