Get Pedaling: May is Bike Month

e-Connections Post

It’s time to dust off your bikes, pump up your tires and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping, recreation or training this May during the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign. 

In addition to the health benefits of bicycling, you can also pedal to avoid traffic congestion, save money on gas, help reduce air pollution, and enjoy the beautiful May weather.

Participate by pledging miles at Mayisbikemonth.com, ride your bike for any reason and then log those miles on the website to earn virtual badges and a chance to win prizes. Challenge your friends and colleagues to a mileage contest on Facebook or by email.  Or challenge yourself to ditch your car and ride your bicycle to all your destinations.

“Like” May is Bike Month on Facebook (facebook.com/mayisbikemonth) to find out about events, post photos and receive bike-related updates.

  • Wednesday, May 4 is National Bike to School Day.  Almost 1,000 local events in 49 states and the District of Columbia joined together to encourage children to safely bicycle or walk to school.
  • Thursday, May 12, is the 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.
  • Friday, May 20th is National Bike to Work Day. If you are looking for someone to Pedal Pool with visit mayisbikemonth.com and select Pedal Pools under the Resources menu.