Bike to Work Day Registration
11th Annual Bike to Work Day & BFIT Event
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
for the Bike to Work Day event is required for breakfast and to be eligible to win* any prize drawings.
Pre-register by April 15th using this online form.
Please join Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix in the 11th Annual Bike to Work Day event. County and city elected officials will host a three-mile bicycle ride and light breakfast in downtown Phoenix with the goal of inspiring citizens to increase their fitness and decrease pollution. Everyone is welcome to join the ride regardless of their bicycle-riding experience and fitness level.
Participants may choose to bicycle with a large police-escorted group from Park Central Mall to CityScape or simply ride directly to CityScape. Park Central Mall is located at 3100 N. Central Ave. in mid-town Phoenix. CityScape is located at 1 E. Washington St.
This is a "green" event so all bicyclists are encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Water for refilling bottles will be available at Park Central and CityScape, no disposable bottles will be provided.
Participants who pre-register will receive a t-shirt and are eligible to enter a drawing for exciting prizes. Registered participants are also invited to enjoy a light breakfast. Bicycle racks will be provided at CityScape for guests to park and lock their bikes while they enjoy their breakfast. While supplies last, free KIND bars will be available to all other "Bike to Work Day" guests visiting CityScape.
Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix are challenging public and private agencies to compete for the highest number of registered participants. The City of Phoenix is proud to support Bike to Work Day to raise the profile of bicycling as a healthy and fun alternative to the car; and encourages city staff to make plans to participate. The first, second, and third place agencies will receive an award for their achievements.
Everyone is invited to visit CityScape to hear speakers, cheer on the riders, and support the bicycle community. Community volunteers will be on hand to promote health, fitness, safety, bicycle commuting, clean air, and more!
* Must be present to win
Due to the high number of Bike to Work events throughout the Valley, we expect that we will run out of t-shirts on Wednesday, April 20. T-shirts will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Come out and join us. Cheer on the bicycle riders and check out the cool bikes. Be inspired to ride!
7:00 AM - Group Ride & Breakfast
Join a police-escorted three-mile group bike ride from midtown Park Central to downtown CityScape. Check-in at Park Central, 3110 N. Central Ave., between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM. The group riders leave at approximately 7:00 AM and travel a designated bike route through the Roosevelt and Willo Historic Neighborhood Districts.
7:30 AM - Solo Ride & Breakfast
You may choose to ride directly to CityScape, using a local bicycle route or combine your bicycle trip with the METRO Bus or Light Rail. Check-in at CityScape between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM.
Phoenix Bicycle Registry Program
The City of Phoenix Police Department will be onsite to assist you with registering your bicycle. The Phoenix Bicycle Registry Program was created to quickly allow officers to verify the owner of a bicycle, have access to a photograph of your bicycle, and assist in recovering stolen bicycles. If you would like to register your bike, please bring a completed copy of the Phoenix Police Department Bicycle Registration Agreement & Affidavit [en Español] with you to expedite the registration process.
How do I get to Park Central?
- By BICYCLE: Head North or South on N. 3rd Ave. between W. Thomas Rd. and W. Indian School Rd., then West on W. Catalina Dr. to the parking lot entrance. From the mall entrance, travel to the Northeast corner of the parking lot and meet in front of Jamba Juice, 3110 N. Central Ave.
- By METRO Bus: Head North or South on Local Route Central Avenue (ZERO) to the Central Ave & Thomas Rd stop of the Local Route Thomas Rd (Route 29). Metro buses are equipped with bike racks.
- By METRO Light Rail: Head North or South on N. Central Ave. to the Central Ave and Thomas Rd station. Light Rail cars are equipped with bike racks.
- By CAR: Load your bicycle and head North or South on N. Central Ave., then West on W. Earll Dr. - free parking - return via METRO Light Rail North or bicycle North via N. 3rd Ave. to W. Catalina Dr.
Get custom directions at maps.google.com and click on the bicycle icon.
How do I get to CityScape?
CityScape is located at 50 W. Jefferson St, Phoenix, between W. Jefferson and W. Washington on N. Central Ave. This location is accessible by local bicycle routes, METRO Bus, and Light Rail. For information about the METRO, visit www.valleymetro.org. To get custom bicycle route directions, visit maps.google.com and click on the bicycle icon. Also, the Valley's regional bicycle map is located at geo.azmag.gov/maps/bikemap.
This community event promotes traffic safety and injury prevention. Although state law does not require bicycle riders to wear a helmet, it is highly encouraged. For additional information about bike safety, tips and resources, visit Maricopa County's Bicycle Program page at mcdot.maricopa.gov/bicycle/bike-program.htm or Valley Metro's page at www.valleymetro.org/commuting_alternatives/biking_tips.
Need A Bike?
GRIDBIKES is supporting this event by offering a discount during April Bike Month. The promo code is BIKEMONTH2016 and it's good for 50% off a monthly membership during Valley Bike Month. Visit gridbikes.com for details about how it works and the location of Grid Lock Stations and Stop and Shop racks. There is a bike station located at Central and Thomas, Station 7, and one at Central and Lexington, Station 5, that will be convenient for Bike to Work day participants who need a bike and would like to participate in the group ride from Park Central Mall. There are numerous other bike stations in close vicinity of Downtown Phoenix and Park Central Mall.