The Bay Area's 20th annual Bike to Work Day is this Thursday, May 8, and the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District makes it easy for you to participate! Why not join thousands of Bay Area residents in taking to the streets or trails on your bike?
Whether you choose to ride over the Golden Gate Bridge or use Golden Gate buses or ferries, please note the following:
- Cyclists have all-day toll-free access to the Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks. On weekdays, cyclists use the east sidewalk between 5am and 3:30pm and after 9pm, and use the west sidewalk between 3:30 and 9pm. Note: cyclists must yield to pedestrians and use caution in the areas around the towers due to limited space and visibility. More info about bikes on the Bridge: http://goldengatebridge.org/bikesbridge/bikes.php.
- Golden Gate Transit buses are equipped with front-mounted bike racks that accommodate 3 bikes or luggage-bay racks for 2 bikes. Space on racks is first come, first served. More info about bikes on GGT buses: http://goldengatetransit.org/services/bikes.php.
- Many Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry morning and afternoon commute trips already operate at capacity with respect to the number of bikes they can accommodate. Cyclists are encouraged to use secure bike racks located inside the paid waiting area at the Larkspur Terminal. The Sausalito Ferry vessel can accommodate up to 200 bikes. Space on board all GGF vessels is first come, first served, and electric bikes are not permitted. More info about bikes on GGF: http://goldengateferry.org/services/bikes.php.
Cyclists are invited to stop by the many Bike to Work Day Energizer Stations around the Bay Area, including at Vista Point (north end of the Bridge) between 5:30 and 9:30am and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal between 6:15 and 9:15am.
For more information and for trip planning assistance, visit www.goldengate.org or call 511 (say "Golden Gate Transit," then "operator" to bypass recorded messages)/TDD 711. The Golden Gate Customer Service Center is open weekdays from 7am to 6pm.