Ditch your car and dust off your bike because May is Bike Month! Not only is cycling transit better for the environment, it is better for you too. Cycling just one hour a day at a leisurely pace can burn 500 calories or more. Cycling to work instead of driving reduces air pollution and traffic congestion. Weekend cycling is a great family activity and Sacramento County boasts miles of off-road bike paths in addition to many bike-friendly county streets.
Bike month is filled with friendly challenges, events and prizes! Start a challenge at your workplace, school or among friends. Cyclists that register and log miles are eligible for weekly prizes including gift certificates to local bike shops.
Bike month events include:
- May 1 - “Great Scott! Bike and Walk Event” featuring vehicle-free roads for bikers and pedestrians. Enjoy 30 miles of car-free roads, food, music and more. Sponsored by Sacramento County Department of Transportation.
- May 12 - Join fellow cyclists for BikeFest at the State Capitol. In addition to prizes and music, the Sacramento BikeFest will feature booths by bike shops and bike groups, as well as commute information.
- May 20 - National Bike to Work Day. Biking to work is easy with trails and bike-friendly lanes all over the region. For a full map of bike trails in the Sacramento region, check out the Sacramento County Handy Bikeway Map. Sacramento bike trails are relatively flat, so don’t worry about working up too much of a sweat in your suit!
- April 19-May 31 – American River Parkway Energizer stations will be set up along the parkway Tuesday-Thursday during heavy commute hours. Sponsored by Sacramento County Regional Parks and Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). For exact dates, locations and times visit the event page.
Bike Month for Kids:
Bike Month is full of fun, fitness, challenges, prizes and a chance to help the environment and cut back on roadway congestion. Talk to your family, friends and co-workers about how you plan to reduce vehicle usage and take full advantage of bike month!
Stay up to date with the latest news, a full list of events and details at mayisbikemonth.com
About Bike Month
Established in 1956, National Bike Month was created to showcase the benefits of bicycling. And, now, thousands of people join the activities by pledging miles and earning prizes. Ride your bike to work, school, or for recreation and log all the miles you ride. Get all the details and register at Mayisbikemonth.com.