Palo Alto Businesses to Participate in Bike to Shop Day

Palo Alto Businesses to Participate in Bike to Shop Day

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, in celebration of national bike month, is supporting Palo Alto businesses through Bike to Shop Day on Saturday, May 23.

The second annual Bike to Shop Day is a one-day event that encourages residents to ride their bicycles to shop at local businesses. This is Palo Alto's second year of participation, with 16 businesses taking part, said Mountain View resident and event organizer Janet Lafleur.

LaFleur and her husband, Dick Kiser, will be leading a shop-and-ride tour that starts with coffee at Dana Street Roasting Company in Mountain View at 10 a.m., then hits Palo Alto's California Avenue (noon-1:15 p.m.), Town & Country Village (1:30-2:30 p.m.) and University Avenue (2:45-4 p.m.) for shopping and lunch and returns to Mountain View for dinner on Castro Street.

Businesses, including those along El Camino Real and California Avenue, are offering bike riders special deals and promotions. Mike's Bikes, at 3001 El Camino Real, is offering 15 percent off all parts and accessories while Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels, at 477 S. California Ave., is giving bike riders a free cup of coffee with the purchase of a bagel.

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