Renee Rivera has bicyclists' wheels turning 

The executive director of the San Francisco Bike Coalition helped coordinate several local events in honor of San Francisco Bike to Work Day today.
How many riders are you expecting to participate this year? We expect to see hundreds of thousands of people biking to work [today]. We regularly see about 120,000 people biking on a regular basis, maybe a couple days a week to work or biking to do errands.

What would you say to someone who is nervous about biking in The City? It’s the perfect day to try riding to work for the first time. There are so many people out on the street and it really makes a difference in terms of safety. We’re also setting up 27 energizer stations throughout The City where cyclists can stop and get some free-trade coffee, snacks, pick up reusable tote bags and head on their way to work.

What’s new this year? We just launched a new tool called Bike Mapper on our site. You can select things like you want to avoid hills, find the flattest route or the quickest route to work and it will map it for you.

What is the Bike Coalition excited about that’s happening locally? We are really celebrating some changes that have happened recently on Market Street. The new separated bikeways just got painted green over the weekend.

— Juliana Bunim

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