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What is Bike to the Future?

Bike to the Future is back from the past! Bike to the Future is a scholarship competition run by Silicon Valley Clean Energy in which high school students design and build an electric bike (e-bike) engaging in hands-on engineering, environmental innovation, and teamwork. Over the course of 3 months, high school teams from all over SVCE’s service area designed and built electric bike from scratch and prepared their presentations to compete in the event. In building electric bikes, students engaged in hands-on learning in the fields of engineering, design, environmental innovation and clean technology.

While it is a competition, Bike to the Future is also an expansion of bicycle and electrification awareness and excitement! Now that the electricity is carbon-free through Silicon Valley Clean Energy, transitioning to electric transportation reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Electric bikes promote clean air, reduced carbon emissions and are a fun, healthy way to travel around town. In addition to providing clean electricity, Silicon Valley Clean Energy is taking on climate change in addressing greenhouse gas emissions in our community. Bike to the Future provides an opportunity for high school students to engage in sustainable and active modes of transportation and tangible solutions to support the growth of clean technology careers!.

Orientation Day:

January 16, 2020 6:00 pm

Sunnyvale Community Center, Community Room

Competition Day:

May 2, 2020

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Registration for Bike to the Future 2020 is currently open until January 17!

Winning Team of three high school boys holding trophy and giant check

What are the awards for winning teams?

First, second, and third place teams will be awarded with scholarship prizes to be divided equally among team members. The scholarship amounts are:

  • 1st place is awarded $7,500
  • 2nd place is awarded $5,000
  • 3rd place is awarded $3,500

This year, SVCE is implementing two new awards to promote team spirit and sportsmanship throughout the competition, in addition to the original scholarship amounts:

  • Best Team Spirit is awarded $1,000
  • Best Sportsmanship is awarded $1,000

Bike to the Future 2019 Recap

  • 16 high school teams competed in challenges throughout the day testing acceleration, battery efficiency, maneuverability and creativity. The challenges included a test to see how quickly bikes reached 20 miles per hour from 0 miles per hour, a battery range test to recognize the most efficient batteries, an obstacle course to test their bikes functionality and a presentation of innovative strategies to achieve a clean transportation future.
  • Bike to the Future Competition Day was held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on April 27, 2019 and hosted close to 200 attendees.
  • Teams were comprised of students from the following high schools: Branham, Calaveras Hills, Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy, Fremont, Homestead, Leigh, Live Oak, Milpitas, Mountain View and Saratoga.

Bike to the Future 2019 Winners are:

    • 1st Place – Team IYA Industries from Homestead High School
    • 2nd Place – Team Spartans from Mountain View High School
    • 3rd Place – Team BBB from Branham High School

For result of each competition see Bike to the Future 2019 Result below

Bike to the Future Full Results

This section outlines the final results for each challenge within Bike to the Future.

Acceleration
– 1st Place: IYA Industries, Homestead High School
– 2nd Place: ElectroBoomers, Fremont  High School
– 3rd Place: In-E-Out, Leigh High School
– 4th Place: Spartans, Mountain View High School
– 5th Place: Peregrines, Saratoga High School

Battery Flux:
Throttle Bikes
– 1st Place: Twister Technologies, Leigh High School
– 2nd Place: Peregrines, Saratoga High School
– 3rd Place: IYA Industries, Homestead High School
– 4th Place: Xtreme Robotics, Milpitas High School
– 5th Place: Spartans, Mountain View High School

Pedal Assist
– 1st Place: BBB, Branham High School
– 2nd Place: Speedy Acorns, Live Oak High School
– 3rd Place: FaStastic Falcons, Saratoga High School

Obstacle Course:
– 1st Place: In-E-Out, Leigh High School
– 2nd Place: Spartans, Mountain View High School
– 3rd Place: IYA Industries, Homestead High School
– 4th Place: Mustang Riders, Homestead High School
– 5th Place: ElectroBoomers, Fremont High School

2018 Bike to the Future Recap
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In our inaugural year, the event was hosted at Gilroy Gardens on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and brought together students, families, elected officials and members of the public to watch as the e-bike riders ran through an acceleration challenge, obstacle course, range test and presentation of their e-bike. Teams from Freemont High School, Mountain View High School, Saratoga High School, Alta Vista High School, Los Altos High School and Milpitas High School all showed off their amazing e-bikes.

Congratulations to the winning teams and all who participated:

  • First Place: Fremont High School “Fire E-gles”
  • Second Place: Mountain View High School “Spartans”
  • Third Place (two winners): Saratoga High School “E-FISH” and “Fastastic Falcons”
  • The “Fastastic Falcons” from Saratoga High School were awarded with the School Spirit Award for demonstrating excellent school pride and team resilience.

Thank you to the 2018 Partners & Sponsors!

Sourced from wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energy sources to meet the total annual demand of SVCE customers

Based on typical residential usage of 470 kWh under the E-1 rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective August 1, 2019. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2019.

Based on typical small commercial usage of 850 kWh per month under the A-1 Time of Use rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective August 1, 2019. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2019.

Based on large commercial monthly usage of 265,360 kWh per month and annual peak demand of 730 kW under the E-19S rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective April 1, 2018. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2019. 

根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2019 年 8 月 1 日生效的 SVCE 價格的 E-1 價格表下 470 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的典型民用用電量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2019 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。

根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2019 年 8 月 1 日生效的 SVCE 價格的 A-1 使用時間價格表下每個月 850 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的典型小型商用用電量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2019 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。

根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2019 年 8 月 1 日生效的 SVCE 價格的 E-19S 價格表下每個月 265,360 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的每月大型商用用電量以及 730 千瓦 (kW) 的年度巔峰需求量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2019 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。

The California Public Utilities Commission does not classify large hydroelectric facilities as renewable energy sources, though hydroelectric power is classified as 100% carbon-free.

加州公用事業委員會不將大型水力發電廠歸類為可再生能源,因為這些發電設施需要建造大壩。

En función del uso residencial típico de 450 kWh según el esquema de tarifas E-1 con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia el 1 de abril de 2018. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2019.

En función del uso comercial pequeño típico de 850 kWh por mes según el esquema de tarifas de Tiempo de Uso A-1 con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia el 1 de abril de 2018. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2019.

En función del uso mensual comercial grande de 265,360 kWh por mes y la demanda pico anual de 730 kW según el esquema de tarifas E-19S con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia el 1 de augusto de 2019. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2019.

La Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California no clasifica las grandes instalaciones hidroeléctricas como fuentes de energía renovable, aunque están clasificadas como 100 % libres de carbono.

Dựa theo mức sử dụng tư gia điển hình là 470 kWh theo biểu giá E-1 ở mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SJCE có hiệu lực từ ngày 1 tháng Tám, 2019. Chi phí thực sự sẽ thay đổi tùy theo mức sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và những yếu tố khác. Ước tính được cung cấp là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2019.

Dựa theo sử dụng thương mại nhỏ điển hình là 850 kWh mỗi tháng theo biểu giá của Thời Hạn Sử Dụng A-1 theo mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE hiệu lực vào ngày 1 tháng Tám, 2019. Chi phí thực tế sẽ khác nhau tùy thuộc vào cách sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và các yếu tố khác. Ước tính được cung cấp là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2019.

Dựa theo sử dụng thương mại lớn hàng tháng là 265,360 kWh mỗi tháng và nhu cầu cao điểm hàng năm là 730 kW theo biểu giá E-19S theo mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE có hiệu lực vào ngày 1 tháng Tám, 2019. Chi phí thực tế sẽ khác nhau tùy thuộc vào cách sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và các yếu tố khác. Ước tính này là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2019.

Ủy ban Tiện ích Công cộng California không phân loại các cơ sở thủy điện lớn làm nguồn năng lượng tái tạo, mặc dù điện thủy điện được phân loại là không có carbon.

來自於風能、太陽能、水力發電和其他可再生能源,能滿足 SVCE 用戶全年的需求。

Con origen en fuentes de energía eólica, solar, hidráulica y otras fuentes de
energía renovable para satisfacer la demanda total anual de clientes de SVCE.

Lấy từ gió, năng lượng mặt trời, nước và những nguồn năng lượng tái tạo khác để đáp ứng nhu cầu hàng năm của các khách hàng SVCE.