Bike to Work Month
Every Day is Bike to Work Day—Ride Your Bike!
While May is National Bike Month, biking isn’t limited to one month a year.
Even during shelter-in-place, we continue to celebrate riding whenever and wherever we can. To ensure you and your fellow riders are doing what you can to stay safe, follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and refer to our Learn About Bike Safety page.
With traffic increasing in the Bay Area and restrictions easing for employees returning to campus, we want our community—both drivers and riders—to be attentive to the increased activity. Paying attention and avoiding distractions can help keep riders safe on the roadways and on campus.
To support a safe journey, we have compiled a list of bike safety resources and bike safety tips.
Safety First! Here are key “Dos” and “Don’ts”:
Do: Wear a helmet for every ride.
Don’t: Don’t be distracted while riding.
Do: Always keep both hands on the handlebars to be ready for a quick and smooth stop, applying the right (rear) brake first to avoid flipping over the handlebars.
Don’t: Don’t talk or text on your cell phone when riding a bike or driving. Refer to the California Highway Patrol’s message for National Bike Month on shared roadway responsibility when riding.
Bike Safety Tips
Follow these safety tips every day you ride to help you arrive safely at your destination. It’s a good, healthy habit to be equipped, be predictable and be alert. We want a safer campus for bicyclists and motorists alike—we are all in this together and share the roads we ride.
Additional resources for quick reference
- Bike Safety Rules of the Road
- New Spring Series Bike Safety Webinars
- Stanford Bike Safety Webinar Recordings
- Gear up & Tune Up
- Get Ready to Roll
- Tune Up
- Bike Safety Repair Stands
- Bike Registration is now managed by Stanford Public Safety, it’s free with Project 529
- Stanford Public Safety Bike Classes and Bike Sales