May is Bike Month in West Sacramento

may bike month

Bicycling offers many benefits to personal health and promotes healthy communities as a whole. Avoid traffic congestion, save money on gas, help reduce air pollution, and enjoy the beautiful May weather.

Throughout the month, there will be weekly prize drawings; individual, group and employer challenges; rallies; awards; safety clinics and organized rides.

West Sacrameto Mayor Chistopher Cabaldon on bike

West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon

Participate by pledging trips and miles here. Ride your bike for any reason and then log those trips and miles 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.  Or challenge yourself to ditch your car and ride your bicycle to all your destinations.

-Monday, May 1st – The region will kick-off Bike Month at Fremont Park in Midtown Sacramento from 7-9 a.m. Join your fellow bike riders for coffee, baked goods, and May Is Bike Month giveaways.
-Sunday, May 7th– Join your fellow bike riders on more than 30 miles of country roads centered around Scott Road where ONLY cyclists and pedestrians are permitted for five hours during the Great Scott Bike & Walk Event.
-Wednesday, May 10th– National Bike to School Day
-Thursday, May 11th  – Continue celebrating Bike Month at the annual Capitol BikeFest at the State Capitol from 11-1 p.m. Capitol BikeFest will feature booths featuring bike shops and bike groups, commute information, music and prizes.
-Friday, May 19th –  National Bike to Work Day
City Staff Bike to Work Day

City staff meet at Nugget to kick off the start of bike to work day last year (2016)

Visit Mayisbikemonth.com for information about events, a bicycle trip planner, and safety information for kids and adults.

Check out the regional event calendar for all other May Is Bike Month Events!

Be sure to visit their Facebook page here to “Like” and find out about events, post photos and receive bike-related updates.

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