Get on Your Bike
May is Bike Month makes cycling fun
April 26, 2019: May is coming – and with it, the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and longer days to join your friends, neighbors, and co-workers in their commitment to bicycling to work, school, errands, or for recreation or training this May. This is the 15th year that people throughout the Sacramento region are working together to opt for their bike pedals over the gas pedal, get some fresh air and exercise, and take cars off the road for all kinds of trips.
Biking benefits your health while promoting healthy communities as a whole. Pedaling helps riders avoid traffic congestion, saves them money on gas, and helps reduce air pollution — and it’s also good for your heart and soul. So whether you’re an avid bicycle commuter, once-in-a-while bicycle errand runner, or you just want to give this whole biking thing a try, head over to MayisBikeMonth.com to sign up. Even a few short trips per week add up over time and make a difference.
You can participate by pledging trips at MayisBikeMonth.com, ride your bike for any reason, and then log those trips on the website to earn virtual badges and a chance to win prizes. Challenge your friends and colleagues to a contest on Facebook or by email. If you’re a real go-getter, challenge yourself to ditch your car and ride your bicycle to all your destinations. “Like” May is Bike Month on Facebook to find out about events, post photos, and receive bike-related updates.
Throughout the month there will be weekly prize drawings; individual, group and employer challenges; rallies; awards; safety clinics, and organized rides. Visit MayisBikeMonth.com for information about events, a bicycle trip planner, and safety information for kids and adults.
Join us for the May is Bike Month kickoff on Wednesday, May 1, at James Marshall Park from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. From there, the fun keeps rolling all month as the region hosts numerous events and rides throughout May, including Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 16. If you’re one of the 23 percent of residents in the Sacramento region who have a three mile or shorter commute, get some exercise and fresh air and commit to biking to work.
May is Bike Month is coordinated by SACOG and the region’s transportation management organizations. For more information, visit www.mayisbikemonth.com