Thousands of Bay Area residents are expected to participate in this year's Bike to Work Day on Thursday, according to event officials.

This year's event will also celebrate San Francisco's first fully-separated, green bike lane on Market Street as well as other additions to city streets.

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition will host 27 morning and afternoon energizer stations with free food and fair trade coffee. The coalition also will distributable bicycle information in neighborhoods across San Francisco for commuters on bikes.