By Matt Wilson, @wilsonstcomms

U2 IN SJ: One of the biggest bands in the world is in the South Bay for two nights, and Caltrain wants to get you to the concert on time and hassle free.

U2 is taking over San Jose’s SAP Center tonight, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, for their Experience + Innocence Tour. Both shows begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Given these shows are on weeknights, traffic is sure to be out of control, regardless of which streets with no name you take. The shows will start with or without you, so make sure you get there on time by taking Caltrain. The San Jose Diridon Station is across the street from the arena.

CONCERT FOR MOMS: Let’s be honest. Every day should be Mother’s Day. Why limit celebrating the women who take on one of the most difficult jobs in the world to a single day?

This is why I don’t feel so bad about putting in a plug here for the city of Redwood City’s “Almost” Mother’s Day Concert. On Saturday, May 12, Andy Z & the Andyland Band will perform in the Courthouse Square, and families will enjoy a kids’ concert, an inflatable playland and can also create a Mother’s Day gift in the craft area.

If you want to give mom the gift of avoiding traffic, then we recommend getting aboard Caltrain and taking a train to the Redwood City Caltrain Station, which is only a short walk to the Courthouse Square. SamTrans lines like the 273, 274, 276 and ECR will also get you to the transit center.

BIKE RIDE CHALLENGE: In the run up to Bay Area Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 10, PeninsulaMoves! wants to remind you about the Bay Area Bike Challenge. Running through May 31, the challenge is designed to get bike riders of all abilities to pedal to work, school, errands or anywhere they need to go.

This year, the Challenge works on the Love to Ride platform, which according to organizers allows riders to participate and vie with other cyclists across the country for prizes. It was “designed to encourage new riders, congratulate all participants on their accomplishments, provide virtual incentives to set goals and a friendly competition that culminates in bragging rights for teams and individuals alike.”

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