Dust off those bikes and join your neighbors and friends in bicycling for work, school, shopping or recreation this May during the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign.
This is the tenth year that volunteers, public agencies, businesses, and bicycling enthusiasts will partner to promote bicycling for all types of trips.
- Pedal to avoid traffic congestion from construction from projects like Fix50, beat rising gas prices, help reduce air pollution and enjoy the beautiful May weather.
- Participate by pledging miles at Mayisbikemonth.com. Ride your bike to work, school, shopping, dining or for recreation. Challenge your friends to a mileage contest on Facebook or by email. “Like” May is Bike Month on Facebook to get updates.
- Win weekly prize drawings — individual, group and employer challenges; rallies; awards; safety clinics and organized rides.
The region kicks off the month, Thursday, May 1 with organized Rides-to-Work that will start in various parts of the region and end at Fremont Park in downtown Sacramento.
On Thursday, May 8, the region celebrates Bike Month with a BikeFest at the State Capitol. In addition to prizes and music, the Sacramento BikeFest will feature booths by bike shops and bike groups, as well commute information.
Visit Mayisbikemonth.com for information about events, a bicycle trip planner, and safety information for kids and adults. Visit www.biketitan.com/best-hybrid-bicycles/ to inspire you to get a brand new awesome bicycle.
May is Bike Month is coordinated by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the region’s transportation management organizations. For more information, visit http://www.mayisbikemonth.com or call (916) 321-9000.