Today was the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day, and there were nine energizer stations scattered all over Menlo Park from far east to west during the morning commute between 7:00 and 9:00 am. Cyclists pedaling to work could stop by for refreshments and pick up a Bike to Work bag.
As has been our custom, when things were just getting underway, we stopped at the station located on San Mateo Drive near the bridge across San Francisquito Creek where perennial volunteers Bernadette and KC Callahan were on hand, this year joined by Menlo Park resident Katherine Nelson, who is a member of the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition.
Later in the morning we heard from Gudrun Enger of Menlo Swim and Sport. They had sponsored a station at the corner of the Alameda and Valparaiso. She sent us a photo of cyclist Eva Bryer with volunteer Carolyn Heimke and a report: “We counted 168 folks who rode by. About 50 stopped for water, oranges and a bag!”