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Get Pedaling – May is Bike Month

It’s time to tune up your bike because May is Bike Month! Riding a bike to get around isn’t just better for the environment, it’s better for you too! Cycling at a leisurely pace for just one hour a day 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.

May is Bike Month

Bike month is filled with friendly challenges, events and even prizes! Start a challenge at your workplace, school or among friends. Cyclists that register and log miles are eligible for weekly prizes.
Bike month events include:

  • May 9 – Urban Bicycling 101, a great introduction or a refresher for people who bicycle on-street in Sacramento. This is an in-classroom course held at 915 I St., Room 1119, and participants do not need a bicycle. 
  • May 16 – 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!
  • May 19 – Ride the Parkway 2019. Grab your friends and your roadie, fixie, single-speed or cruiser and choose from 3 different routes along the paved Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail, stretching from Downtown Sacramento to the Nimbus Fish Hatchery.
  • May 22 – Sacramento County Bradshaw Complex Ride. Meet at the Sacramento County Department of Transportation and receive a free bike tune-up! Tune-ups start at 11:15 a.m., at 4100 Traffic Way, Sacramento, CA 95827. Registration is open

For a full list of events, including exact dates, locations and times, visit the May is Bike Month events page.

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 by checking out the May is Bike Month website. ​

CONTACT INFO:

​KEN CASPARIS​, SACRAMENTO COUNTY COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA, 916-874-1319

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