GO by BIKE Mini-Grant Program 2021

After a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SANDAG is excited to celebrate the 30th Annual Bike to Work Day during National Bike Month in May 2022. In support of Bike Month, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams are offering grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that promote biking through outreach and education.

A total of $60,000 in grant funding is available! Grant money can be used for an event, a campaign, or even a piece of a larger effort you’re already working on. Examples include:

  • Community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours to highlight existing bike paths/infrastructure
  • Bike education classes related to bike maintenance, skill building, bike commuting, and safety
  • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events open to the public
  • Bike to business promotions in a neighborhood business district
  • Bike-in movie events
  • Public events or rides that open city streets to bikes
  • Campaigns, events, fairs, or contests that promote biking or bike safety

Eligible applicants include cities in the County of San Diego and the County of San Diego; community based and nonprofit organizations; colleges and universities; business improvement districts; main street associations; and chambers of commerce. Public and private K-12 schools and San Diego County school districts are not eligible but can partner with a community base organization or non-profit organization to serve as the applicant/Grantee. 

Mini-Grant applications are due by January 11, 2022, at 5 p.m., and grant award notifications will be made by February 4, 2022. Activities must take place between March 18 and June 18, 2022.

How do I apply?

SANDAG is now publishing all grant solicitations on BidNet Direct. Please register as a Vendor on BidNet Direct to receive real-time notifications and participate in upcoming grant solicitations, specifically for the GO by BIKE Mini-Grants! In order to register, submit, and receive notifications for the GO by BIKE Mini-Grants, you must be registered through BidNet Direct. For detailed instructions on how to register through BidNet Direct’s website click here.  

There is NO fee to register or receive notifications from SANDAG about current and upcoming grant opportunities. Once registered, you will be prompted to complete additional information, including registering your entity’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes. The Code for the GO by BIKE Mini-Grant Program is: 925120 - Administration of Urban Planning and Community and Rural Development. These NAICS Codes are used to match SANDAG grant solicitations with your entity.  

To learn more about registration, please visit our FAQ page. If you need further assistance, please call the BidNet Direct Support Team at 800-835-4603 or email e-procurementsupport@bidnet.com.

Bike Anywhere Week 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in SANDAG Bike Anywhere Week, May 16-22, 2021. We saw so many of you GO by BIKE to work, school, the store, the beach, or just around your neighborhood. We hope you had a chance to explore your community and discover why the San Diego region is one of the best places in the country to GO by Bike! 

How did you GO by BIKE? Participants shared how they biked anywhere with SANDAG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the chance to win numerous prizes! Check out some of the pictures shared by San Diegans during Bike Anywhere Week here

Watch a Virtual Event

May 16: Bike Yoga (Recording)
May 17: Bike Safety Quick Check (English | Spanish)
May 18: REI Fix a Flat Clinic (Resource Guide)
May 19: Bike Commuting 101 (Recording) 
May 20: SANDAG Regional Bike Network Updates Webinar (Recording)
May 21: Bike Commuting 202 (Recording)
May 21: Crossborder Bike Workshop 


Find a Self-Guided Activity

SANDAG Self-Guided Tour: Inland Rail Trail
SANDAG Self-Guided Tour: San Diego River Trail
Self-Guided Tour: San Diego BIPOC History Ride
Self-Guided Tour: Barrio Logan
Self-Guided Tour: Balboa Park Joy Ride
Self-Guided Tour: Mid-City
Self-Guided Tour: Bayshore Bikeway
Self-Guided Tour: Mission Bay
Self-Guided Tour: Ocean Beach Cruise

Thank you to our partners! SANDAG Bike Anywhere Week 2021 could not have been possible without the support of our partners, including Bazaar Del MundoBODYARMORCaltransChula Vista Public LibraryCOXCycle QuestEl Cajon LibraryGrüneStrasseMoment Bicycles Carmel Valley & Old TownMTSNCTDOceanside Public LibraryPoway BicycleREIRider Safety VisibilitySan Diego Bicycle ClubSan Diego County Bicycle CoalitionSan Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, and Wrench House Cyclery. Thank you for your support! 

Virtual bike education. iCommute will continue helping your employees GO by BIKE! Take advantage of these FREE employer bike services so that employees are ready to bike commute again soon. Choose from a bike commuting class or a virtual bike maintenance safety check. K-12 schools can register for an online bike and traffic safety class or virtual assembly.

Shared Streets Pilot Program. 
The 2021 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program was paused due to the pandemic. Instead, grant funds were reallocated to the Shared Streets Pilot Program in support of Bike Month 2021. Two cities were awarded program funding to implement shared streets pilots that create safe and healthy spaces for biking and riding other micromobility options (e.g., scooters, skateboards) while reducing vehicle miles traveled. You can visit these Shared Streets projects during Bike Month! 

Previous Bike to Work Day events. 
The 30th SANDAG Bike to Work Day will be celebrated in 2022. SANDAG shifted gears in 2020 and prepared a variety of digital options to support San Diegans as they biked. The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Love to Ride held weekly Bike Month challenges, prizes, and classes. In 2019, more than 8,200 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day (rain or shine). Thank you to the record-breaking 7,593 participants who registered to GO by BIKE! Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page.

GO by BIKE all year long.
 With more than 1,644 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, bike safety tips, secure bike parking, information about taking your bike on transit, and more. Chart your course using the San Diego Regional Bike Map.

Be sure to follow SANDAG on FacebookInstagram or Twitter for the latest Bike Anywhere Week updates. For additional information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email iCommute@sandag.org. Para ver información en español, por favor utilice el traductor de Google en la parte inferior de esta página, envíe un correo electrónico a iCommute@sandag.org, o llame al 511.

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