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.

Pit Stops. A total of 100 Bike to Work Day pit stops are planned, which will be open from 6 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18 for anyone who registers. Pit stops offer fun breaks for new and experienced bike riders to rest and pick up a FREE t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement. For a list of the Bike to Work 2017 pit stop locations, check out the pit stop map.

Get Social. We’re hosting a Facebook contest to vote for your favorite Bike to Work Day commuter, commuter group, and pit stop. To participate, share a Bike to Work Day photo between May 18 - 21 on our @iCommuteSD Facebook page. Use #BTWDcommuter, #BTWDcommutergroup, or #BTWDpitstop to let us know which category you would like to enter. iCommute will post an album with all entries on our Facebook page on Monday, May 22. The photo with the most likes and loves in each category by Friday, May 26 will win a prize package! Get creative – decorate your bike, coordinate a theme with coworkers, or create a photo collage. For more details, view the Official Rules of the contest.

Additional Bike to Work Day details. In the interest of participant safety, the SANDAG iCommute program reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, or cancel Bike to Work Day due to dangerous or inclement weather conditions, which may include but are not limited to earthquake, fire, lightning, hail, heavy rain, or natural disaster. In the event of dangerous or inclement weather conditions on May 18, 2017, Bike to Work Day may be postponed to the following Thursday, May 25. The SANDAG iCommute program will make every attempt to announce a postponement at least 48 hours in advance. All registered participants will be notified via email regarding any event postponement or cancellation. Potential Bike to Work Day participants are strongly encouraged to register online prior to the event to ensure receipt of important event announcements. 

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. The 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.

register today!