Thank you all for the advice!
I would like to commute by bike on those nice days but not sure yet what the dress code will be. In the last role i had to were suit and tie every day which didn't really lend to riding a bike to work. But let's see as I hear that the culture is pretty laid back...
I just got the email from the relocation company:
Your tour has been arranged. On the tour, you will get a much better sense of the Bay Area. Your guide is very knowledgeable and will point out your housing options, area amenities, commuting and public transit, as well as area shopping and recreational opportunities. You will be driving drive by current listings provided by the realtors below in order to get a feel for the real estate market. Here are the details of your tour:
Date: Sunday, 02/02/14
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Areas: East Bay, Peninsula, Tri Valley