Google’s GlobalGiving program has challenged us to raise $5,000 over the next 12 days. And our response? "Bring it on!" You can help us reach this goal and have a direct hand in bringing Oaklavia back to Oakland in 2015.
Donate any amount meaningful to you. Beware that On March 18th, donations above $25 will be matched at 30% by GlobalGiving.
Feel free to share the campaign with your friends and family! A link to our challenge can be found here.
Consider helping us bring the biggest pancake breakfast celebration ever to Frank Ogawa Plaza on BTWD. Fill outthis short survey to let us know how and when you can help.
The City of Oakland and WOBO, along with several local supporters, are hosting a mega-energizer station at City Hall in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza from 7 to 9 AM to celebrate Bike to Work Day 2015! Roll through for a pancake breakfast, free valet bike parking, free bike safety check, a raffle with great prizes, and a transportation fair. You can even roll in with your local Councilmember or take a Bay Area Bike Share bicycle for a test spin. Join us as we promote and celebrate the no pollute commute, hope to see you there!
The Half Orange has stepped up to host this year's BTWD Happy Hour from 3 to 7 PM! Join us to wrap up BTWD in the heart of Fruitvale at 3340 E 12th St, Suite 11. Pssst, this is one of Oakland's best kept secrets for tasty treats, local beer and even fresh churros in the courtyard.
This one is for the ladies (it is National Women's History Month, after all): Our first ever women only bicycling skills class is Sunday, April 19th, meet up at the Fruitvale BART BikeStation, 3301 E 12th Street from 1 to 4 PM. In three hours, you'll get some important tips from a Bike East Bay League Certified Instructor and an opportunity to learn about and get a bike safety check from a Bay Area Bikes mechanic. The session will include some verbal instruction time. But most importantly, you'll get in some road time on your bike to become familiar with the feeling of riding confidently on our urban streets.
Register now to save a spot for yourself, a lady friend, mom, or sister. For a nominal fee of $10 ($5 sliding scale), you ride away with a 5th edition Walk Oakland! map, and feel amped to join us for Bike To Work Day and Bike Month activities!
One of our biggest supporters for the Telegraph protected bikeway is The New Normal Brewing team, Dvo and Sam. They just signed a lease to open a brewery and beer garden on 41st & Telegraph! While the architects and permit office are figuring things out, check out the space in its first incarnation as an art gallery called "New Normal One Gallery." Opening reception will be Saturday, March 21st from 5 to 9 PM! The show includes work from 12 artists and focuses on the flourishing community in Oakland and creating a visual dialogue amongst neighbors.
New Normal will be pouring their tasty beer and celebrating the opening of their new space, and will generously donate proceeds to WOBO.
The Oakland Yellowjackets cycling group is hosting a one-hour classroom-based Urban Cycling 101 session on April 15th. The class will be taught by Bike East Bay and will take place in the second floor conference room at 436 14th St. (corner of 14th and Broadway) at 7 PM. The class will focus on group riding skills and ways to get along with cars. The class is FREE and open to the public.
The Oakland Yellowjackets is a locally based, social, bicycling group. Information about the group and upcoming rides can be found here.