Bike Month 2016

Save the date — Bike to Work Day is 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. 

Discover biking to work. 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 Friday, May 20.
*Registration will open March 15.

Pit Stop locations. 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 an estimated 100 pit stop locations. Pit stops will be available from 6 to 9 a.m.
*Pit stop registration will open March 1. Diamond Awards employers may register beginning February 23.

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.
*Class and event registration will open March 1.

2016 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of National Bike Month in May 2016, the SANDAG iCommute program offered grants of up to $3,000 for programs that educate, promote, and encourage biking as a viable transportation choice. Applications were accepted through January 22, and funds will be awarded by February 19. Activities must take place between April 1 and June 15, 2016. A total of $30,000 is available for GO by BIKE Mini-Grants. 

Bike to Work Day 2015. On May 29, 2015, a record-breaking 8,742 people chose to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day. Significant environmental and health benefits were generated by the more than 18,065 bike commute miles logged in TripTracker that day, an increase of 34% from 2014. The average Bike to Work Day trip logged in TripTracker was 9.7 miles per bike rider. Based on this average, bike commute miles traveled in the San Diego region would have equaled approximately 85,000 miles if all Bike to Work Day participants logged their miles. That would equate to more than three trips around the world in one day! 

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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