Word on the Street: July 2017 - Bike Share Rolls into Town, Summertime Fun Events, Pilot Plaza Projects
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Bike Share Rolls Into Oakland

Yippee! The Bay Area bike share program expanded service this week to Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley with 400 bikes at 40 stations. And we'll have have 1,500 bikes throughout the East Bay by Labor Day. Pick up a bike at one location and leave at another when you get to your destination, all without having to worry about fixing a flat or lugging a lock. Available 24/7 so you can drive less, stretch your legs and explore!

Visit to find a list of stations and learn how to sign up. Grab your ride with your clipper card and go. Or stop by Fruitvale BART and Oakland Main Library to pay by cash. Pricing is $3 per ride, $9.95 a day or $124 a year. Low income discount passes are $5 the first year and $5/month in following years. 

TransForm, a transportation advocacy group, and Bike East Bay successfully advocated for expanding the station map to include the neighborhoods around West Oakland and Fruitvale BART from initial proposed locations. But that still leaves out much of East Oakland. Learn more about how these groups are working on lowering barriers to shared mobility in underserved areas. Bike share should be a part of improving transportation equity across all of Oakland and available to all regardless of income and race.

Don't Miss Pedalfest

Pedalfest is Bike East Bay’s free celebration of cycling, family, food and fun. Roll by Jack London Square on July 22, 11am-6pm for a day of bicycle shenanigans. Enjoy dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage. Test ride wild, wacky and wonderful bikes at the eBike test track, Whymcycles corral and kid's bike rodeo. The Amphibious Bike Race starts at 11am! Stop by WOBO's booth to bling out your bike.

Oakland Tour de Fat

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Oakland Tour de Fat. Expect to experience the unexpected. Fat Tire is bringing the party with Hollis Brown and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory).  

July 28 7-11 PM
Complex @ 420 14th Street
$15 tix, food and drink for sale
21+ Show 

Sadly, bike parking will be scarce. There are a limited number of BikeLink lockers in Frank Ogawa Plaza, and Bikestation at 19th street will valet park your bike until 9 PM for free or $5 to keep your bike overnight.  Consider bikeshare or public transportation - and have another beer!

Tour de Fat Oakland benefits Walk Oakland Bike Oakland so be sure to grab your tix today.  

WOBO members get 20% off with the promo code: FATTIRETDFOAKLAND

As if that wasn't enough, renew or join WOBO between July 13 - 26 and be entered into a drawing for VIP tickets. That's right, you can drink and snack with the big-wigs! All while making Oakland a better place to bike and walk.

You can also sign up to volunteer and get in for free. 

Ride Like a Girl Bike Camping 

The 2017 Ride Like a Girl season closer is a bike camping trip to Coyote Hills Regional Park!  

Ride from Oakland (30 miles) or Union City (6 miles) with a group to enjoy an intro to bike camping experience. Learn how to pack gear on your bike and get comfortable biking with gear at a pre-trip orientation. 

Prior bike camping (or camping) experience is not required for the trip, but we ask that all participants be comfortable biking for the distance they pick and be confident on their bikes while carrying weight and riding as a group. Participants will be responsible for their own food and drink. Water, bathrooms, campfire and s'mores provided.

Suggested donation of $15 to cover campsite fees and safety gear. WOBO and Bike East Bay members ride for free! 

Learn More and Register  

Pilot Plaza Projects

In May, the City of Oakland opened up a survey to collect community interests about how neighbors might want to improve their local streets and public spaces with low-cost, community-led ideas. Over 130 ideas were submitted from all over Oakland.

Nearly one-fifth of the responses were for creative crosswalks, where artist get busy making intersections more visible and beautiful. Other ideas included glittery sidewalks, art-filled underpasses and tiny homes.  Check out the full survey results

Looks like the survey is still open so keep sending fun ideas.
We'll See Ya There!
7/22:  Pedalfest @ Jack London Square

7/27:  Women Bike Happy Hour @ Room 389

7/28: Tour de Fat @ Complex

8/11 & 8/12: WOBO Weekend (ride Sat and walk Sun)

8/12: Oakland Half Marathon

8/24: Women Bike Happy Hour @ Ala Mar

9/9: RLAG Bike Camping @ Coyote Hills
Let's Get Together!  

We're Looking for folks to join our 2017 planning teams. Got great ideas for campaigns in your neighborhood? Have a few hours each month to help organize a neighborhood meeting? Want to help get the word out at one of our many fun events, to name a few? 

Sign up to help! 
Become a WOBO Member today with just the click of a button! Starting at $35 per year, you get a team of policy, community and advocacy champions who will stump for safe and accessible walking and bicycling in Oakland for all.
Join Now
WOBO Volunteers enjoying a weekend picnic.

Thank you to all of you who work tirelessly to make Oakland a better place to work, live and play!

Twitter Highlight: Streetsblog chats with Ryan Russo, new head of Oakland DOT.
Quote Of The Month:

"My grandmother started walking 5 miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now and we don't know where the hell she is."  
- Ellen Degeneres
Don't be shy...

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