Bike Month 2019

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 16, 2019!  

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 2019 supports biking as an everyday, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice.  

2019 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16, 2019 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 promote biking through outreach and education.

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. Public and private K-12 schools and San Diego County school districts also are eligible if they partner with a CBO or non-profit organization.

Eligible activities must be open to the public and should focus on bike education or safety, building support for biking, and promoting biking as an everyday transportation choice. Examples include:

  • Community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours to highlight existing bike paths/infrastructure
  • Bike education classes related to bike maintenance, skill building, bike commuting, and safety
  • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events open to the public
  • Bike to business promotions in a neighborhood business district
  • Bike-in movie events
  • Public events or rides that open city streets to bikes
  • Campaigns, events, or fairs that promote biking or bike safety
The application for the 2019 GO by BIKE Mini-Grants is now open, and $60,000 in grant funding is available.

For complete application details, including eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, and timelines, download the GO by BIKE Mini-Grant 2019 Request for Grant Applications package. This package includes the Request for Grant Applications program package with complete instructions, as well as the electronic application form. Please be sure to download and save the application form to your computer before completing.

To apply, submit your application form to iCommuteGrants@sandag.org by 5 p.m. on December 21, 2018.

Bike to Work Day 2018. More than 10,950 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 17. Hundreds of volunteers staffed pit stops throughout the region for participants to rest, enjoy refreshments, and pick up a free commemorative t-shirt. Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook Page

GO by BIKE all year long. The fun doesn't stop after Bike to Work Day! Check out our events calendar for fun, family-friendly bike events throughout Bike Month in your local community. With more than 1,570 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 the San Diego Regional Bike Map.

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

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