Bike Month 2016

Bike to Work Day was Friday, May 20, 2016!  

Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually on the third Friday in May. Since May is National Bike Month, San Diegans have opportunities to GO by BIKE all month long. Bike Month 2016 supports biking as a viable, 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 2016. More than 9,700 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 20. 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

Get social. 
We’re hosting a Facebook promotion to vote for your favorite Bike to Work Day commuter, commuter group, and pit stop. Participants shared Bike to Work Day photos on Friday, May 20 on the @iCommuteSD Facebook page. iCommute posted an album with all entries on our Facebook page on Monday, May 23. The photo with the most likes and loves in each category by Friday, May 27 will win a prize package! For more details, view the Official Rules of the promotion.

Thanks to our partners. iCommute organized Bike to Work Day 2016 with the help of event supporters, including San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Performance Bicycle, DecoBike, Clif, Suja Juice, and Zico Coconut Water. 

2016 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. 
In support of National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG iCommute program offered grants of up to $3,000 for programs that educate, promote, and encourage biking as a viable transportation choice. Ten organizations were selected to receive funding in 2016. Funded mini-grant activities took place between April and May, 2016. 

Bike to Work classes and events. Employers - get your employees ready to GO by BIKE 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. Registration is now open, and classes are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 biking@sandag.org.

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