New program encourages Menlo Park shoppers to bike


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.

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19 people like this
Posted by parent
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:03 am

Glad to see that this program also includes new bike racks downtown and new bike lanes heading to downtown.

3 people like this
Posted by sbahles
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Great idea! Kudos.

2 people like this
Posted by Walker
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 21, 2016 at 5:23 pm

Does walking count? Why only rewards for biking?

Please also remind bikers that it is AGAINST THE LAW to ride on the downtown sidewalks.

2 people like this
Posted by C Welton
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Visit to see all 23 merchants who are participating and start shopping locally by bike!
Thanks for walking to Downtown Menlo Park! We love walkers and walk quite a bit ourselves, but this year's pilot program is designed to encourage people to bike to shop at merchants in Menlo Park for some trips instead of driving.
Comments and ideas to expand this program for next year are welcome! Please email with your ideas.

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