GreenTown Los Altos

National Bike Month Was A Success! Let’s Keep Riding.


May 2017


As National Bike Month draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at all the activities during the last 31 days:

  • 12 Riders are participating in the National Bicycle Challenge — Open until September
  • 3 Schools participated in the National Bike to School Day May 10th
  • 500+ bicyclists rode through Los Altos on Bike to Work Day May 11th on Foothill Expwy
  • 20 riders joined the Hardy Jones Bike Tour to see 9 of his sculptures
  • 215 bikes were parked by during the two day Rotary Fine Art in the Park Bike Valet

And this doesn’t count the streams of students who ride to school every day in our community.

Additionally, on May 17th GreenTown hosted the “Let’s Talk Traffic” event in South Los Altos that brought together County, City and School District Leaders to discuss the challenging traffic issues we face.  40 residents attended.  GreenTown will host our next traffic event in the Fall

As we head into summer, the bicycling in Los Altos does not end.  Here are some suggestions to try over the next three months:

Explore Los Altos

  • Find all 8 artistic bike racks downtown
  • Visit the great sculptures of Hardy Jones
  • Have your 6th grader show you next year’s bike routes to Egan and Blach.
  • Find all the secret “cut throughs” on the City’s Bike Map

Get Out on Two Wheels

  • Get behind your handle bars to get away from the screen
  • Fill your lungs with some fresh air
  • Have a coffee and connect with a friend across town
  • Go Shop By Bike in all of our shopping districts

Head West Across Foothill Expressway and HW280

  • Ride up to a park for a picnic: Lincoln Park, Rancho Antonio or Hidden Villa
  • Explore the backroads through Cupertino, Los Altos Hills and Portola Valley
  • Head to Pescadero for homemade pie

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