Over 60 merchants support first ever Silicon Valley Bike to Shop Day

May is the traditional time to celebrate Bike to Work month.  But 80% of trips are shopping and other nonwork trips. This year, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is sponsoring Bike to Shop Day, to celebrate and reward people who use bikes for errands on a regular basis, or who want to try it out bike shopping first time.
Bike to Shop Map
Over 60 merchants, from San Mateo to San Jose and places in between are providing promotions and discounts to people who arrive by bicycle.
Just a few of the participating merchants:
Nichi Bei Bussan in Japantown San Jose, Mariettes Chocolates in Willow Glen San Jose, Asian Box and Empire Vintage in Mountain View,  Forest juice bar in Los Altos, , Izzy’s, Street Bike, and Patagonia in Palo Alto,  multiple locations of Footwear etc and Diddams, and many more – explore the map complete with bike parking tips.
When cities plan bicycle improvements, merchant support is critical. Bike to Shop day also helps merchants appreciate how many of their customers shop by bike.
Follow along with the Bike to Shop day blog which has expert tips on topics such as outfitting your bike for everyday shopping  and getting a bike trailer for bulkier errands.  Also check out the Facebook page  for tips on bike shopping, photos and updates.
Bike shopping challenge.  In addition to all of the promotions and discounts, people who share a photo of themselves shopping by bicycle will get tickets for a prize drawing.   Send photos by email to ShopbyBikeSV@gmail.com or upload them to the Bike to Shop Day Facebook page. Or upload them on another social media (like Instagram or Twitter or Flickr) and email a link to it. Include your first name and home city plus a caption to make it more interesting. Deadline is Sunday, May 24.  Click here for challenge.
Check it out at the Bike to Shop day website, and get ready to enjoy bike shopping on Saturday, May 17.
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