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The 30th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day, originally scheduled for May 14, 2020, was postponed to May 20, 2021.

SANDAG is committed to hosting a fun, safe, and successful Bike to Work Day event and is our responsibility to protect our participants, staff, and volunteers. To ensure a safe and healthy experience for our region, the 30th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day has been postponed to Thursday, May 20, 2021. We are excited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the San Diego region’s Bike to Work Day activities in 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Bike to Work Day project manager, Phoenix Smith, at phoenix.smith@sandag.org.

Bike Month

SANDAG shifted gears and prepared a variety of digital options to support San Diegans as they GO by BIKE. 

May was still National Bike Month. The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Love to Ride held weekly Bike Month challenges, prizes, and classes to encourage you to get on your bike. Going out for a bike ride is a great way to get some exercise, enjoy some fresh air, and feel connected with the world around us.

The fun continues with Cycle September, a global challenge to encourage individuals and workplaces to to compete to earn points while riding and encouraging others to do the same. Employers are encouraged to register their workplace so that employees can participate in the challenge and start tracking their rides.  

Virtual bike education. iCommute will continue helping your employees GO by BIKE! Take advantage of these FREE employer bike services so that employees are ready to bike commute again soon. Choose from a bike commuting class or a virtual bike maintenance safety check. K-12 schools can register for an online bike and traffic safety class or virtual assembly.

Bike to Work webinar. We hosted a biking webinar on the originally scheduled Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 14. Watch a recording to learn essential skills for bike commuters and updates on bike infrastructure projects and our regional bike network. We received many great questions that we didn't have time to answer so be sure to check out our webinar FAQs.

Shared streets pilot. 
SANDAG piloted a Shared Streets program as an alternative way to promote Bike Month while addressing immediate public health concerns. Grant funding was available to each of the 18 cities and the county in the San Diego region for temporary improvements that create safe and healthy spaces for people to bike, walk, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program.
In January, 21 organizations throughout the San Diego region were awarded $60,000 to put on a variety of programs and events encouraging participation in Bike Month. Grantees have been given the option to amend their grant agreements for 2021.

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, 2019. Thank you to the record-breaking 7,593 participants who registered to GO by BIKE! Photos of the event can be found on the iCommute Facebook page.

GO by BIKE all year long. With more than 1,644 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.

SANDAG remains committed to building the “GO by BIKE” Regional Bike Network to make biking a convenient and safe option for everyday transportation needs. We hope you’ll consider opportunities to continue to GO by BIKE.  

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

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