Bike Month 2017

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 18, 2017!  

Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually in May. Since May is also National Bike Month, San Diegans have opportunities to GO by BIKE all month long. Bike Month 2017 supports biking as an everyday, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice. With thousands of miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, biking gets you where you need to go. Make biking to work your new normal. 

Bike to Work Day 2017. To support the participation of more employers and employees, Bike to Work Day will be celebrated on a Thursday this year. Join thousands of commuters throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on the morning of Thursday, May 18.

When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can pick up a free t-shirt* at one of 100 pit stops throughout San Diego County from 6 to 9 a.m. Register by April 30 to be automatically entered to win a prize package including a $500 gift card from Revolution Bike Shop! *Participants must show proof of registration to claim their free t-shirt.

Apply to host a pit stop. 
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. Due to the overwhelming response in past years, and the desire to provide participants with the best possible experience, interested organizations must submit an application to host a pit stop in 2017. 

Pit stop applications will be evaluated for quality, relevance, and feasibility based on set criteria, and will no longer be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 31, 2017. A total of 100 pit stops will be awarded by April 14.  

Bike to Work classes and events. Employers - get your employees ready for Bike to Work Day by taking advantage of FREE bike services offered by iCommute. 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. Register for a free employer bike service.

2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams awarded grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that educate, promote, and encourage biking as an everyday transportation choice. T
he 2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program will fund twelve projects and events taking place from April - June. 

GO by BIKE all year long. The fun isn't just on Bike to Work Day! With more than 1,340 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, information about taking your bike on transitbike safety tips, and more. Chart your course using our San Diego Regional Bike Map.

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

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