Bike Month 2015

Save the date - 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 bicycling as a viable, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice. With more than 1,340 miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, biking will get you where you want to go. 

iCommute Bike Month Mini-Grant Program. Thank you to all the organizations who applied for a Bike Month Mini-Grant. All funds have been allocated and the application period is now closed. We look forward to supporting the funded projects leading up to, during, and following Bike Month this year. Congratulations to our funded recipients.

Pledge to Bike to Work. 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 trips in TripTracker to make sure you’re included in our Bike to Work count and to be entered into weekly prize drawings throughout Bike Month. Remember, the only way to be counted on Bike to Work Day – and the only way to win prizes – is to log your trips.

*Registration will open in March.

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. Check back in early May for a map of all pit stop locations.

*Registration will open in March - check back for more information.

Bike to Work Corporate Pledge and Employer Services. Employers can get rolling too! Get your employees ready to GO by BIKE by taking advantage of FREE bike services offered by iCommute. First, pledge to take part in 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. Participating employees can even receive free mobile bike tune-ups. You can also host a pit stop!

*Registration will open in March.

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. Overall, more than 272,000 bicycle commute miles were logged in TripTracker in May 2014, 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.

Bike to Work can't happen without the help of many great partners. We thank them for their generosity.

New to biking? iCommute provides the resources you need--getting started, bike maps, riding tips, and more. Not sure you’ll be able to ride your bike all the way to work? Transit can help get you part way, so you can bike the rest. Space for bikes is limited. Learn more about taking your bike on transit.

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

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