Bike to work, then gather for party in the plaza

Bike to work, then gather for party in the plaza

Maryam Roberts Bike ConcordWarm weather, green hills and longer days can only mean one thing: It’s time to pump up your tires and hit the roads and trails for another awesome season of riding.

Bike to Work Day is just around the corner, and Bike Concord would love to celebrate with you.

Join Bike Concord for our 5th annual Bike To Work Day Celebration, 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Todos Santos Plaza. It will be the biggest Bike to Work Day gathering in Central Costa County this year.

The performance lineup features the Hovering Breadcat starting at 5 p.m. The awesome local band performs covers and originals spanning rock, folk, Irish and a touch of New Orleans funk. They won’t disappoint.

Bike Concord will host a selfie photo booth with a Mount Diablo graphics backdrop by Frame Up Bikes. For everyone who rides bikes to the celebration, we will have an energizer station with snacks and some goodies to take home. You can park your bike safely at our free Bike Valet corral. If you need help getting your bike into shape for the season, get a free bike check-up in Bike Concord’s Bike Tent at the event.

Bike to Work Day is a Bay Area-wide event. Bike Concord is grateful to community sponsors for helping us cook up our best celebration yet in the heart of Contra Costa County. Make sure to visit one of the many restaurants and bars on Todos Santos Plaza to grab some food and drink while celebrating with us. Also, the Thursday evening farmers market will be in full swing in Todos Santos as well.

To find out more about energizer stations across Contra Costa County and to pledge to ride, visit

Bike Concord will also be doing a pop-up bike light giveaway event in the Monument district in May, in partnership with Concord Police Department. We will be on the lookout for people who are riding bikes who need lights and giving them out in service to the community.

Our mission at Bike Concord is to work toward safe, convenient bicycling in our community. If you would like to volunteer or become involved, email

Roberts is a volunteer with Bike Concord.