Bay Area Bike Share Benefit is Here!
We’re thrilled to announce a new benefit for all employees. Discounted annual memberships to Bay Area Bike Share are now available for our new bike share system with hundreds of bikes available 24/7/365. You can purchase an annual membership for just $75 (regular price is $88), and Bay Area Bike Share will pick up the rest. As supporters of biking and wellness, we wanted to give employees another convenient, affordable, and fun way to get around town.
Bay Area Bike Share has 70 stations with 700 bikes. With an annual membership, you’ll have access to the entire fleet, and can take a bike from any station to get from Point A to Point B. Take unlimited trips up to 30 minutes each at no extra cost. Overtime fees will apply to trips over 30 minutes.
To find out more information how to access your discounted annual membership, go to the Bay Area Bike Share website at: www.bayareabikeshare.com/how-it-works. You can also find out where stations are located at: www.bayareabikeshare.com/stations
We hope you’ll take advantage of this new and exciting benefit. Enjoy your ride!
Have a Starbucks Latte on us!
When you register a subsidy request through our program, you are eligible to receive a $5 Starbuck's Coffee Card as our way of saying 'thank you'
for helping our community by taking an alternate mode of transportation.
Sick of Traffic?
Either way, changing your commute habits can reduce your stress levels. Not that you need another reason to hate your commute, but a Pennsylvania State University study indicates minor daily stressors can increase your risk of chronic health conditions like heart disease by over 40%.
Researchers had 435 people record their everyday stressors, such as heavy traffic or surprise deadlines, in an 8 day period. Then in the evening, participants rated their stress levels on a scale of 1 to 4. After ten years, researchers found that people who identified stressful days and unable to relax before going to bed were over 10% likelier to report chronic health conditions for each unit increase of stress they had reported.
Researchers think that under stress your body releases the hormone, cortisol, and inflammatory proteins, which can deteriorate your immune system. Research from Rockefeller University in 2010 indicates that stress-caused inflammation and increased blood pressure accumulate to foster diseases like cancer by damaging your DNA and impairing your immune system. How you counter the stress can determine your health.
Caught in traffic? Imagine a commute without that everyday stress.
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