iCommute bike month mini-grant program

get ready for Bike Month 2015

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 antoinette.meier@sandag.org or (619) 699-7381.

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 272,000 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 event photos from the day on the SANDAG Facebook photo album.

Bike to Work Corporate Challenge. Fifty-nine organizations representing more than 54,000 employees participated in the Bike to Work Corporate Challenge May 27 – 30. Organizations competed in size categories for the highest percentage of employees biking to work that week. The winners are:
  • Micro Employer (1-25 employees): Chen Ryan Associates
  • Small Employer (26-100 employees): KTU+A
  • Medium Employer (101-500 employees): RECON Environmental, Inc.
  • Large Employer (501-2,000 employees): Microsoft
  • Macro Employer (2,001-5,000 employees): Solar Turbines
  • Mega Employer (5,001+ employees): UC San Diego 
Congratulations to all our winners! Thanks to all of the 2014 Bike to Work Corporate Challenge participants for their dedication to promoting biking in the San Diego region.  

Bike to Work can't happen without the help of many great partners. We thank them for their generosity.

iCommute offers several services to support biking:

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

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