Bike Month 2018

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 17, 2018!  

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 2018 supports biking as an everyday, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice.  

2018 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of the San Diego Regional Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 17, 2018 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. Examples of eligible activities include:

  • Community rides, bike scavenger hunts, or guided bike tours
  • Classes related to bike maintenance, skill building, bike commuting, and safety
  • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events
  • Campaigns or contests that promote bike riding
  • Bike-in movie events
  • Public events or rides that open city streets to bikes

The application for the 2018 GO by BIKE Mini-Grants will be released soon. Please revisit our website to download a copy of the application beginning December 4, 2017. The mini-grant application deadline is January 19, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Bike to Work Day 2017. More than 10,500 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 18. 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 2017 t-shirt. Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page.
 

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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