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National Bike Month is Here!
Celebrate Bike Month in Richmond & the East Bay

Welcome to Bike Month! Spring is the time to not only get riding again, but to encourage people close to you to bike as well. There is no wrong way to celebrate Bike Month in Richmond and greater East Bay. Biking has a ton of benefits, including:

  • Saving money on gas, parking and transit
  • Bypassing congested traffic or transit schedules
  • Reveling in the convenience of the door to door commute and hassle free parking
  • Getting 40 minutes of exercise (the average commute) directly improves physical and mental health
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Here is a short guide to getting started enjoying Bike Month to the fullest: 

Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day 2015 is Thursday May 14! The City is collaborating with Bike East Bay, 511 Contra Costa, Rich City Rides, Richmond BPAC, and SunPower to host four Energizer Stations across the Richmond community. Stop by on your way to work for refreshments and a Bike to Work Day bag with all kinds of swag and goodies to make your biking experience for fun and enjoyable.

Energizer Stations will be open 7:00 am-9:00 am along key bicycle routes:

Find out more information and other Energizer Stations and events in the East Bay at

Other Bike Events

New to biking? Plan your route with the 511CC's route mapper!

Keep it going all May! Join Team Richmond and log your miles for the month long bike competition at 

 Ride of Silence 2015: On Wednesday, May 20, join in on a mass ride through the streets of Richmond to honor people who have been injured or hurt while biking, and remind everyone we to share the road.

Find all kinds of events at

Pledge to ride at least once by registering at for a chance to win a Public Bike. 

Ride! Share the bike love and tag us in pictures on twitter, facebook, and instagram with the tags:

#BikeRichmond#BTWD, & #BikeMonth

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Expanded Weekly Service of Green Waste and Recycling at Home
Starting March 2nd, all West County residents will begin receiving weekly curbside service of both compost and recycling carts at no additional cost. This service enhancement was achieved through our new contract with Republic Services last year.

Please keep an eye out for these service announcements and share the news with your neighbors. Any questions regarding your home service should be directed to Republic Services at 510-262-7100.   
Download your food scrap recycling guide below and a check out Republic’s bi-lingual quarterly newsletter for more information. 

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