Hundreds of Mountain View workers will keep the car home and instead hop on their bikes this Thursday for the annual Bike to Work Day.
Now entering its 21st year, Bike to Work Day is designed to encourage commuters to give biking a try as a viable transit alternative in the South Bay. The event, organized by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, includes dozens of "energizer" stations, where cyclists can grab snacks, water and other items.
As part of the event, many companies across Santa Clara County are competing through the month of May to see how many bike miles their employees can log. For the last three years, Apple Inc. took the top prize among the large companies, and this year looks no different. In the first two weeks of the month, Apple employees logged over 12,000 miles.
More information about Bike to Work Day, including maps and energizer station locations, can be found at www.bikesiliconvalley.org.