On Thursday, May 13, thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will leave their car keys at home and pedal to work, school, or appointments. It is the region's 16th annual Bike to Work Day and is part of Bike Month, celebrated annually throughout May.

AC Transit will participate in the City of Oakland's Bike to Work Day event on May 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. at downtown Oakland's Energizer Station in Frank Ogawa Plaza where there will be free pancakes, prizes, and valet bike parking for the day.

We're encouraging AC Transit passengers to bike — or bike and take the bus — to the event! Participants will be able to load their own bike on the front rack of an AC Transit bus and receive two free AC Transit 1-ride tickets just for trying it out!

Throughout the region, dozens of events taking place during the month of May are designed to get people excited about bicycling and its benefits to public health, traffic reduction, and the environment. For more information about Bike to Work Day activities around the Bay Area, click here.