Employer eNews - May 2019
Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 9!
25th Annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day
Pledge to ride on Bike to Work Day and you could win a trip to Alaska!

The 25 th Annual Bay Area Bike to Work Day is on Thursday, May 9! We are coordinating with almost 50 energizer stations throughout San Mateo County where volunteers will offer free refreshments and swag for participants.

Commuters who log bike trips during Bike to Work Week ( May 6 – 10) will be entered to win a special bike commuter prize pack that includes a commuter bag, U-lock, and repair toolkit. You can sign up and start logging trips at

Check out the Bay Area Bike to Work Day website for more information about BTWD, other Bike Month events, and general resources for biking in the Bay Area.
If you’d like to host a bike safety workshop at your workplace in preparation for Bike Month activities, please email

Bay Area Bike to Work Day 2019 is presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC),, and Alaska Airlines.
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Commute Superheroes - Accept the Challenge
Show off your superpowers by embracing new transportation modes other than driving alone! Join our 2019 Commuter Challenge from April 1st through May 31st. is encouraging San Mateo County businesses to motivate employees to be superhero commuters. Commuters who choose alternative transportation modes will be rewarded with a chance to win great weekly prizes such as:

-           Disneyland 1-Day Pass for 2
-           Amazon Kindle
-           Echo Dot
-           Fitbit Charge 3
-           Wallet Ninja
-           $40 Clipper Card
-           $25 E-Gift Card*
Commuters can also win GRAND PRIZES including:

-           Nintendo Switch
-           Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
-           Folding Bicycle
-           $300 Clipper Card
-           $300 E-Gift Card*

* E-Gift Card gives you choice of 70+ retailers or charities

Accept the challenge. Are you ready? Set up your STAR account at to enter. Once your account is set up, just start logging your alternative mode trips to enter the challenge.
Commuter Challenge Impact Report (as of 5/1)
Great job to all those who have participated so far! There is still a month left, so plenty of time to get these numbers up!

If you would like to see your company's impact, request a personalized STAR network from our employer team by sending an email to Cary Tipton or Rebecca Roberts.
Earth Day Events
We have been tirelessly traversing the County over the past month to spread the green love. Here are a few pictures from our recent events.

Remember, if you see us around town, please send us a message and follow us on social media.
Greening your business?
We have an event coming up that may be of special interest to employers in the green spirit. On May 15, we will be at the 2019 Spring San Mateo County Green Business Mixer at Devil's Canyon Brewing Co. a certified Green Business in San Carlos. This event is sponsored by the San Mateo County Green Business Program .

Refreshments and networking begin at 5:30 pm, with a brief program to kick-off at 6 pm.
- Complimentary Appetizers and Refreshments
- Green Trivia and Prizes
- Speed Networking
- Green Business Updates and Recognitions

Learn about the programs of:

County of San Mateo - Government Office of Sustainability

This event is open to currently Certified and Certifying Green Businesses, as well as businesses and organizations interested in learning more about the Green Business Program and networking with like-minded professionals.

Doing an employer green event? Email with schedule requests.
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