May is Bike Month – Win a FREE PUBLIC Bike

Nothing quite compares to the joys of riding a bike.  We can all remember the day when our fathers, mothers, friends and family helped us take our first solo two-wheeled adventure.  It was fun, liberating and exhilarating all at the same time.  That love of pedaling never leaves us, as more and more adults rediscover what makes bicycling a fun pastime as well as a sustainable mode of transportation.

San Mateo is an especially bike-friendly environment, offering a host of nearby trails to explore.  We showcased a number of these locations, such as Seal Point Park, Crystal Springs Regional Trail as well as some local favorite trails.  We also blogged about 10 sites within 6 miles for your nearby two-wheeled adventures.  Looking for more great places to ride?  Bay Meadows and the surrounding San Mateo area offer many different paths to explore and sights to see. We even have a convenient bike map that you can download here.


Biking is more popular than ever with many using it as a daily commute option.  We showcased this trend in our post, “Now that’s City Biking”.  If your travels take you farther than San Mateo, here are some tips while traveling Caltrain with your bike. Besides being great for your health, it is also good for the environment, decreasing the number of cars on the road which reduces congestion and pollution considerably.

Of course, it helps if you have accessorized your bike, customizing it to fit your riding style and needs. Here are a few recommendations to add to your accessory wish list.


In honor of May is Bike Month and to help encourage you and your family to embrace the joys of two-wheeled transport, we are giving away a FREE PUBLIC bike to one lucky person. Yes, you read that right…..we said FREE.  Now that we really have your attention, here are all the details:

Enter to WIN a PUBLIC Bike! Everyone knows we are huge fans of @publicbikes at Bay Meadows! Leading up to #BTWSanMateo on May 12th: Show us where you take 2-wheels and enter to WIN a PUBLIC bike…Snap selfies at your favorite #SanMateo bike spots or show us your favorite San Mateo County locations by bike. Simply tag @BayMeadowsLife on Instagram or Twitter using #HowIRoll + #BTWSanMateo and we’ll enter you to WIN some wheels. There are more chances to win, but you’ll have to visit here to learn more.

Everyone is welcome to participate. 1 entry per person, per location. Be creative! All photos must include partial bike images, even if just handlebars or a wheel. Entries must tag @BayMeadowslife and use #HowIRoll + #BTWSanMateo. All photos must feature a San Mateo or San Mateo County location. (3) extra entries for photobooth photos on May 12th! All photos submitted may be used for marketing purposes by Bay Meadows. Winner must pick up the bike at Bay Meadows, San Mateo within 2 weeks of announcement to claim prize.

Good luck and happy riding everyone!

An ideally located community, Bay Meadows is only 10 minutes from Palo Alto, 20 minutes from San Francisco, and has 3 airports (SFO, OAK, SJC) within 30 miles. Bay Meadows is also located on Caltrain, which makes travel and commutes that much easier. Talk about convenient! Bay Meadows is the centralized place to reduce commutes, meet friends and play.