bike to work

iCommute Bike Month Mini-Grant Program. In support of National Bike Month in 2015, the SANDAG iCommute program is offering grants of up to $3,000 to local government agencies, community based and nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions for programs or projects that educate, promote, and encourage bicycling as a viable transportation choice. Examples of eligible activities include:
  • Community rides
  • Bike rodeos and safety obstacle courses for kids
  • Bike education classes 
  • “Bike to Business” promotions 
  • “Bike to Work Day” or “Bike to School Day” events
  • Campaigns or contests that promote bicycle riding
  • Bike valets 
The possibilities are endless! Organizations are invited to be creative in their applications. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis through January 30, 2015. Activities must take place between April 1 and June 30, 2015. For complete details on eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, and timelines, download the grant application

For more information, contact Antoinette Meier at or (619) 699-7381.

Go by bike. 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.

Bike to Work Day 2014. We had record-breaking participation on Bike to Work Day, with nearly 8,700 cyclists commuting by pedal power. That morning, 96 pit stops were set up across the San Diego region offering riders rest, refreshments and snacks, and their free Bike to Work Day t-shirt. Significant environmental and health benefits were generated by more than 272,094 bicycle commute miles that were logged in TripTracker in May. That equates to more than 11,800 gallons of gas saved, 8.3 million calories burned, and is equivalent to nearly 11 trips around the earth. We are excited about these results and thank you for making them a reality!

Check out photos from Bike to Work Day on the SANDAG Facebook photo album.

Get started today. iCommute has the information you need to get moving!

Find a bike buddy online. RideMatcher is a simple and secure way to find bike buddies online. It’s a database of thousands of commuters – friends, neighbors, and colleagues who live and work near you  – looking for bike buddies just like you. RideMatcher will help you make the connection quickly and easily. To get your free, personalized list of potential bike buddies, sign up for iCommute today.

Bike parking. Leave your bike in a secure location while you work. There are currently more than 60 locations that feature bike lockers, with more added annually. The locations include Trolley stations, all COASTER and SPRINTER stations, I-15 Rapid transit stations, and some Park & Ride lots. All sites are shown on the San Diego Regional Bike Map.

The majority of locations offer mechanical lockers, however more and more stations are featuring electronic bike lockers. Mechanical and electronic bike lockers can be accessed for a $25 key deposit. Lockers are available to commuters on a first-come, first-served basis and users are asked to log the locker’s use with a corresponding bicycle trip entry in the iCommute TripTracker tool. For details, see the Regional Bicycle Parking Program Agreement.

Try out the new bike parking facility at the Sabre Springs/Peñasquitos Transit Station, the first in San Diego County! It's equipped with 20 lockable bike racks, a bike pump, and a repair workstation. A valid Compass Card is required to use this facility.

Reserve your locker or Bike Parking space, or be added to a waiting list, by signing up for an iCommute account (or log in to your existing account) and clicking on the “Commuter Services” tab.

TripTracker helps you measure the savings of your biking commute – both to your wallet and the planet. Just log in, record your bicycle trip, and watch the savings add up. Plus, by logging just eight trips a month you’ll be automatically entered in iCommute monthly prize drawings for chances to win! To start tracking, sign up for iCommute today.

Guaranteed Ride Home
You’ll never be stranded with the Guaranteed Ride Home program. Bike, walk, take transit, carpool, or vanpool to work and you’re eligible. Guaranteed Ride Home ensures that you’ll be able to get home for free up to three times per year in case of an emergency or unscheduled overtime. To enroll, sign up for iCommute today.

San Diego Regional Bicycle Plan. The SANDAG Board of Directors has adopted Riding to 2050, the San Diego Regional Bicycle Plan. It outlines the vision for the regional bicycle system through 2050.

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


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