Bike Month 2017

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 18, 2017!  

Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually in May. Since May is also National Bike Month, San Diegans have opportunities to GO by BIKE all month long. Bike Month 2017 supports biking as an everyday, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice. With thousands of miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, biking gets you where you need to go. Make biking to work your new normal. 

Bike to Work Day 2017. To support the participation of more employers and employees, Bike to Work Day will be celebrated on a Thursday this year. Register for Bike to Work Day and join thousands of commuters throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on the morning of Thursday, May 18.
*Registration will open March 15.

Pit Stops. Pit stops are a great way for organizations to get involved on Bike to Work Day. They offer fun breaks for new and experienced bike riders to rest and pick up FREE t-shirts, snacks, and encouragement at 100 pit stop locations. Pit stops will be available from 6 to 9 a.m.

Organizations interested in hosting a 2017 pit stop will need to complete an online application beginning March 1. Pit stops will be awarded based on set criteria and not first-come, first-served. A total of 100 pit stops will be awarded by April 14.
*Pit stop applications will be accepted March 1 - 31. 

Bike to Work classes and events. Employers - get your employees ready for Bike to Work Day by taking advantage of FREE bike services offered by iCommute. Register for a free, on-site bike education class to get employees comfortable with riding. Participating employees can even receive free mobile bike tune-ups. Register for a free employer bike service.

2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams will award grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that educate, promote, and encourage biking as an everyday transportation choice. 
A total of $30,000 is available for the 2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. The application period has now closed. Grant award notifications will be sent by February 17. Please contact iCommuteGrants@sandag.org with any questions. 

Bike to Work Day 2016. 
More than 9,800 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day 2016. Hundreds of volunteers staffed pit stops throughout the region for participants to rest, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and pick up a free commemorative Bike to Work Day t-shirt. Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page

GO by BIKE all year long. The fun isn't just on Bike to Work Day! With more than 1,340 miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, you can get almost anywhere by riding a bike. Check out plans for new bikeways at GObyBIKEsd.com. iCommute can help you get started with riding tips, information about taking your bike on transitbike safety tips, and more. Chart your course using our San Diego Regional Bike Map.

For additional information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org.

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