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 With an average temperature of 71 degrees, the San Diego region is one of the best places in the country for people to commute on two wheels. By biking to work you can save money, reduce stress, get fit, and help the environment. The SANDAG Board of Directors has adopted Riding to 2050, the San Diego Regional Bike Plan. It outlines the vision for the regional bike network through 2050. Check out planned projects in your area at

2016 GO by BIKE Month Mini-Grants.
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.

Resources to help you GO by BIKE. iCommute has the information you need to get moving!

Bike lockers and secure bike parking. Register today and leave your bike in a secure location while you work. There are currently more than 60 locations at Trolley stations, all COASTER and SPRINTER stations, I-15 Rapid transit stations, and some Park & Ride lots as shown on the San Diego Regional Bike Map.

Most locations offer mechanical lockers, but more stations are featuring electronic bike lockers. Bike lockers can be accessed for a $25 key deposit and are available to commuters on a first-come, first-served basis. With a valid Compass Card you can access the new bike parking facility at the Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Station that features 20 lockable bike racks, a bike pump, and a repair workstation. 

Users are asked to log the locker’s use with a corresponding bike trip in the iCommute TripTracker tool. Sign up for an iCommute account and submit an online registration form to reserve secure bike parking, or be added to a waiting list. For details, see the Regional Bike Parking Program Agreement (also available in Spanish).

Bike to Work Day 2015 recap. Bike to Work Day was Friday, May 29. A record-breaking 8,742 people chose to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day, logging 18,065 bike commute miles in TripTracker, an increase of 35% from 2014. Participants were able to stop at one of 104 pit stops for a fun break, a FREE t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. Visit the Bike Month web page for a full event recap.

For more information, call 511 and say “biking” or email

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