Bike Month 2015

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15, 2015!

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 2015 supports riding a bike as a viable, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice.

Take the Bike to Work Day pledge. Join thousands of bike riders throughout the San Diego region on the morning of Bike to Work Day as we attempt to log 25,000 miles – the equivalent of one trip around the world and one million calories burned! Log your Bike to Work Day trip in TripTracker to make sure you’re counted and to be entered to win prizes, including a new bike! Remember, the only way to help us reach our goal of 25,000 miles on Bike to Work Day – and the only way to win prizes – is to log your trips. Pledge to GO by BIKE!

*Registration will close on May 15.

Bike to Work Day pit stop map now available. Pit stops offer a fun break for new and experienced bike riders to rest and pick up a FREE t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. We have over 100 pit stops planned, which will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15 for anyone who pledges to GO by BIKE. For a list of Bike to Work Day 2015 pit stop locations, check out the pit stop map.

Bike to Work employer pledge is now open. Employers can get rolling too! Prepare your employees to GO by BIKE by taking advantage of FREE bike services offered by iCommute. First, pledge to get your employees ready for Bike to Work Day 2015, and help us reach our goal of 25,000 logged miles – the equivalent of one trip around the world and one million calories burned. Once your organization has pledged, register for a free, on-site bike education class to get employees comfortable with riding, or a bike mini tune-up event to make sure bikes are road-ready.

*Registration will close on April 30.

Bike Month Mini-Grant events. In support of National Bike Month, iCommute is funding mini-grants for events that educate, promote, and encourage biking as a viable transportation choice. These events are taking place throughout the San Diego region from April - June, 2015. View the list of funded projects or visit our events calendar for more information.

Get social and win prizes. Share how you GO by BIKE on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram for the chance to win a new bike! Throughout Bike Month, comment or post a photo on the iCommute Facebook page, reply to or tag a tweet with @iCommuteSD and #GObyBIKEsd on Twitter, or share a photo using #GObyBIKEsd and @SANDAGregion on Instagram.

On Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 15, visit a pit stop and share a comment or photo of your experience on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram using #BiketoWorkSD for another chance to win! Read the complete sweepstakes rules here.

Bike to Work 2014 recap. Across the region, Bike to Work Day ridership and the number of pit stops reached an all-time high in 2014. On Bike to Work Day, more than 8,700 people biked to work, stopping at one of 96 pit stops set up across the county. In May 2014, more than 272,000 bike commute miles were logged in TripTracker, generating significant environmental and health benefits. That equates to nearly 11,800 gallons of gas saved, 8.3 million calories burned, and is equivalent to nearly 11 trips around the earth.

GO by BIKE every month. With more than 1,340 miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, you can get almost anywhere by riding a bike. Use the interactive Regional Bike Map to plan your route, and check out plans for new bikeways at GObyBIKEsd.com. iCommute can help you get started with riding tips, information about taking your bike on transit, bike safety tips, and more. 

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

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