Bike Month 2020

2020 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program. In support of the 30th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day and National Bike Month in May, the SANDAG GO by BIKE and iCommute teams are making $60,000 available for programs or projects that promote biking though outreach and education. In 2019, the program awarded mini-grants to 20 organizations.

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
  • Local “Bike to Work” or “Bike to Campus” events open to the public
  • Bike-in movie events
  • Public events or rides that open city streets to bikes
  • Campaigns, events, fairs, or contents that promote biking or bike safety

New this year, eligible expenses will include the purchase of bike lockers or permanent bike racks (only if they are incorporated as part of a larger bike education effort and installed prior to the outreach/education event). This will allow organizations to encourage people biking to business, for example, by holding a bike to business event or campaign and installing a safe place for people to secure their bikes while they shop, eat, etc.

For complete application details (including eligibility, reporting requirements, evaluation and selection criteria, and timelines), download the GO by BIKE Mini-Grant Program 2020 Request for Grant Applications package. This package includes the Request for Grant Applications and electronic application form. Please be sure to download and save the fillable application form to your computer before completing it.

To apply, submit your application form to iCommuteGrants@sandag.org no later than 5 p.m. on January 3, 2020.

The 30th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day will be Thursday, May 14, 2020! 

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 2020 supports biking as an everyday, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice.

29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day. Rain or shine, more than 8,200 visits at 100 pit stops were recorded on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 16. Thank you to the record-breaking 7,593 participants who registered to GO by BIKE! 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, sponsored by JUMP by Uber. Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page.

Thanks to our partners. SANDAG iCommute organized the 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day with the help of event sponsor JUMP by Uber and supported by Cox, GoGo squeeZ, Kashi, Suja Juice, 2Wheels Cycling, Cal Coast Bicycles, Cycle Quest, Edison Cycle Co, Moment Bicycles, Revolution Bike Shop, Velofix Mobile Bike Shop, and San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

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, bike safety tips, secure bike parking, information about taking your bike on transit, 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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