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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, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is sponsoring “Bike to Shop Day” on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Over ninety local shops throughout the Silicon Valley area have already signed up to participate with special offers. 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 Colin Heyne, Deputy Director at Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition: Tel. (408) 464-5195 or via email: colin at

Read the Bike to Shop Day Silicon Valley press release.
Download the Bike to Shop Day Silicon Valley poster in English or poster in Spanish.

Press Coverage

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/SFgate – May 11/8, 2014
Biking the Peninsula Commute for Bike to Work Day SFgate – April 30, 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

Participating merchants will display the Bike to Shop Day poster at their businesses.

Participating merchants displayed the Bike to Shop Day 2014 poster at their businesses.

Bike to Shop Day presentation at National Bike Summit 2015


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