Local organizations are urging people to consider riding a bike when they shop in Menlo Park this holiday season.
The program, "Bike Menlo Park," which runs through Dec. 31, was organized by the environmental group Menlo Spark, the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the city's bicycle and transportation commissions, Friends of Caltrain and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Shoppers can get frequent rider cards punched at 18 participating merchants. After seven punches, the cyclist receives a reward.
Cards can be picked up at participating shops: Trader Joe's, Amici's, Five Star Pizza, Flea St. Cafe, Mademoiselle Colette, The Woodside Bakery, Menlo Velo, Brogue, Velofix, Menlo Hard Woods, Occasions, Etc., Red Lantern Cycles, Yves Delorme, Menlo Park Barber Shop, The Pet Place, Cheeky Monkey Toys, Home and Angela.
Go to bikemenlopark.weebly.com for more information.