Bike to Work
Join us for Bike to Work day on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Please join Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix in the 12th Annual Bike to Work Day event. County and city elected officials will host a three-mile bicycle ride and light breakfast in downtown Phoenix with the goal of inspiring citizens to increase their fitness and decrease pollution. Everyone is welcome to join the ride regardless of their bicycle-riding experience and fitness level.Participants may choose to bicycle with a large police-escorted group including Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Denny Barney, Sheriff Paul Penzone, Supervisors Bill Gates and Steve Gallardo, County Manager Joy Rich, and Phoenix Council Member Laura Pastor from Park Central Mall to CityScape on Wednesday morning. Or, simply ride directly to CityScape. Park Central Mall is located at 3100 N. Central Ave. in mid-town Phoenix. CityScape is located at 1 E. Washington St.
Participants who register for the group ride or solo ride will receive a light breakfast at CityScape and a Valley Metro t-shirt and be eligible to win great prizes. Pre-register before April 17 at bit.ly/btw-17 to receive breakfast, a t-shirt, and be eligible to win prizes.
Everyone is invited to visit CityScape to hear speakers, cheer on the riders, and support the bicycle community. Community volunteers will be on hand to promote health, fitness, safety, bicycle commuting, clean air, and more! Come out and join us. Cheer on the bicycle riders and check out the cool bikes. Be inspired to ride!
Group ride with police escort leaves Park Central at 7:00 am
How do I get to Park Central?
- By BICYCLE: Head North or South on N. 3rd Ave. between W. Thomas Rd. and W. Indian School Rd., then West on W. Catalina Dr. to the parking lot entrance. From the mall entrance, travel to the Northeast corner of the parking lot and meet in front of Jamba Juice, 3110 N. Central Ave.
- By METRO Bus: Head North or South on Local Route Central Avenue (ZERO) to the Central Ave & Thomas Rd stop of the Local Route Thomas Rd (Route 29). Metro buses are equipped with bike racks.
- By METRO Light Rail: Head North or South on N. Central Ave. to the Central Ave and Thomas Rd station. Light Rail cars are equipped with bike racks.
- By CAR: Load your bicycle and head North or South on N. Central Ave., then West on W. Earll Dr. - free parking - return via METRO Light Rail North or bicycle North via N. 3rd Ave. to W. Catalina Dr.
Get custom directions at maps.google.com and click on the bicycle icon.
Check-in at CityScape at 7:00 am
How do I get to CityScape?
CityScape is located at 50 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, between W. Jefferson and W. Washington on N. Central Ave. This location is accessible by local bicycle routes, METRO Bus, and Light Rail. For information about the METRO, visit www.valleymetro.org. To get custom bicycle route directions, visit maps.google.com and click on the bicycle icon. Also, the Valley's regional bicycle map is located at geo.azmag.gov/maps/bikemap.
Phoenix Bicycle Registry Program
More information will be posted shortly.
This community event promotes traffic safety and injury prevention. Although state law does not require bicycle riders to wear a helmet, it is highly encouraged. For additional information about bike safety, tips and resources, visit Valley Metro's page at www.valleymetro.org/commuting_alternatives/biking_tips.
Need a Bike?
GR:D BIKESHARE supports bicycling in communities throughout the Valley. You can get a 7-day pass (180 minutes) for just $10 by signing up on the Grid Bikeshare website or via the Social Bicycles mobile app. No promo code required. Visit gridbikes.com for details about how it works and the location of Grid Bike Stations and Stop and Shop racks. There is a bike station located at Central and Thomas, Station 7, and one at Central and Lexington, Station 5, that will be convenient for Bike to Work day participants who need a bike and would like to participate in the group ride from Park Central Mall. There are numerous other bike stations in close vicinity of Downtown Phoenix and Park Central Mall.
Who will take home the trophy for the most participants this year?