Bike Month 2015

Bike to Work Day 2015. Bike to Work Day was Friday, May 29. Despite a two-week postponement, 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! 

How did you GO by BIKE? Bike riders shared how they GO by BIKE with iCommute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the chance to win a new bike! On Bike to Work Day, riders were encouraged to visit a pit stop and share a comment or photo of their experience using #BiketoWorkSD for another chance to win! Check out pictures from some of the 104 pit stops that offered a fun break, free t-shirts, and encouragement around San Diego County on Bike to Work Day.

Thanks to our sponsors. The iCommute program organized Bike Month 2015 with the support of our annual partners, including Bicycle Warehouse, San Diego Zoo, car2go, Clif Bar, DecoBike,, Uber, and Zipcar. Event partners include San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Suja Juice, Strava, and Zico Coconut Water.

2016 GO by BIKE Month Mini-Grant program. In support of National Bike Month in May 2016, the SANDAG iCommute program is offering grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that educate, promote, and encourage biking as a viable transportation choice. Eligible applicants include local government agencies; community based and nonprofit organizations; colleges and universities; and business improvement districts, main street associations, or chambers of commerce. Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours
  • Bike education classes related to bike maintenance and safety
  • “Bike to Business” promotions in a neighborhood business district
  • “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events
  • Campaigns or contests that promote bike riding
  • Bike valets at community events with a focus on biking

The application for the 2016 GO by BIKE Month Mini-Grants will be released soon. Please revisit our website to download a copy of the application beginning December 7, 2015. The mini-grant application deadline is January 22, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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 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

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