Bike Month 2017

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

Since May is National Bike Month, San Diegans have opportunities to GO by BIKE all month long. Bike Month 2017 supports biking as a viable, 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. 

2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams are offering grants of up to $3,000 for programs or projects that educate, promote, and encourage biking as an everyday 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
  • Classes related to maintenance, skill building, bike commuting, and safety 
  • “Bike to Business” promotions in a neighborhood business district
  • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events
  • Campaigns or contests that promote bike riding
  • Public events or rides that open city streets to people on bikes

A total of $30,000 is available for 2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. For complete application details, including eligibility, reporting requirements, and evaluation and selection criteria, download the 2017 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant Request for Grant Applications package. The package includes the Request for Grant Applications program package with complete instructions, as well as the electronic application form. Please make sure to download and save the application form before completing to avoid losing your work. To apply, submit your application form to iCommuteGrants@sandag.org no later than January 20, 2017 at 5 p.m.

*K-12 schools, programs, and school districts are not eligible for this program, but are encouraged to apply for a Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grant instead.

Bike to Work Day 2016. More than 9,800 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day - Friday, May 20. Hundreds of volunteers staffed pit stops throughout the region for participants to rest, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and pick up a free commemorative Bike to Work Day t-shirt. Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page

Thanks to our partners. iCommute organized Bike to Work Day 2016 with the help of event supporters, including San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, Performance Bicycle, DecoBike, Clif, Suja Juice, and Zico Coconut Water. 

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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