Janet Shopper“Shopping by bike lets me make the most of my time and money by getting a little exercise while taking care of errands. Bike shoppers are great for local business: we buy from businesses that are closer to home, shop more frequently and do less traveling around for the best deal.” –Janet Lafleur, founder of Bike to Shop Day Silicon Valley.

In support and celebration of May as National Bike Month and the growth of bicycling in our region, state and nation, San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability is hosting the 3rd annual “Bike to Shop Day” on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Local shops throughout the Silicon Valley area are signing up to participate with special offers for people who arrive by bike. The day’s focus is to encourage people to ride their bikes for shorter local trips, and highlight the growth of bicycling for errands and the “shop local” economic impact as bicyclists discover shopping in their own hometowns.

Media interested in interviewing Janet and other key “Bike to Shop” participants should contact Drew Harrington, of the Office of Sustainability: Tel. (650) 363-1935 or via email: dharrington at smcgov.org.

Resources:
– Media Advisory
– Logo
– Image gallery for media use
– Flyers – San Mateo County General FlyerSan Mateo County ShopsGeneral Event Flyer, and Shops Outside of San Mateo County.

Press Coverage 2015:
Local Businesses to Participate in Bike to Shop Day Palo Alto Weekly  & Mountain View Voice – May 21, 2015
Six Reasons You Should Participate in Bike to Shop Day – Spokesmama – May 20, 2015
Pizarro: Cycling Around San Jose San Jose Mercury News – May 17, 2015
Bike to Shop Day Encourages Everyday Bicycling Momentum Magazine – May 15, 2015
Library plans courier challenge for Bike to Shop Day San Jose Mercury News – May 8, 2015
Announcing Bike To Shop (and Dine) Day San Francisco Bicycle Coalition – May 5, 2015
Bike Month celebrates benefits of 2-wheeled transportation SFGate – April 29, 2015
Big Ideas Dominate Next Month’s National Bike Summit Alliance for Biking and Walking – February 20, 2015
Summit Big Idea: Bike To Shop Day League of American Bicyclists – January 28, 2015

Press Coverage 2014:
Silicon Valley’s Bike to Shop Day Commuter Benefits Solutions blog – May 15, 2014
NorCal coalition sponsors ‘Bike to Shop Day’ Bicycle Retailer – May 14, 2014
The Agenda – Next Week’s 4 Don’t-Miss Events San Francisco Chronicle – May 11, 2014
Biking the Peninsula Commute for Bike to Work Day SFgate – April 30, 2014
Keep It Local on Bike to Shop Day Mountain View Voice – April 25, 2014
Get Your Bike Month Materials! League of American Bicyclists – April 15, 2014
Silicon Valley’s First “Bike to Shop Day” Set for May 17 Streetsblog SF- April 14, 2014

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