Get in Gear for Bike Month!

It’s time to dust off your bikes and join your neighbors and co-workers in bicycling for work, school, shopping or recreation this May during the Sacramento region’s annual May is Bike Month campaign. This is the tenth year that volunteers, public agencies, businesses, and bicycling enthusiasts will partner to promote bicycling for all types of trips.

In addition to the health benefits of bicycling, you can also pedal to avoid traffic congestion from construction (Fix 50 Project) , beat rising gas prices, help reduce air pollution and enjoy the beautiful May weather.

Join the Department of Technology team by registering and pledging miles at When registering, please be sure to select the Nerd Herd as your team. There will be several events announced soon to kick off our participation in May is Bike Month.

Ride your bike to work, school, shopping, dining or for recreation and log those miles on the May is Bike Month website. Challenge your friends to a mileage contest on the website, Facebook or by email. Or challenge yourself to ditch your car and ride your bicycle to all of your destinations. “Like” May is Bike Month on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@mayisbikemonth) to find out about events, post photos and receive bike-related updates.

On Monday, April 28th, O-Tech Chief Davood Ghods will host an O-Tech kick-off event at noon in the Gold Camp Isbell Conference Room for anyone interested in participating in May is Bike Month. You will be able to register online or submit a registration form to get started. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone that is already registered, or registers at the event will be given this year’s coveted May is Bike Month tee shirt.

On Thursday, May 1, the Sacramento region will kick off the month with organized Rides-to-Work that will start in various parts of the region and end at Fremont Park in downtown Sacramento. Check for details.

On Thursday, May 8, the region celebrates Bike Month with a 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 commute information.

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

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

Planned event information and general information will soon follow. If you have any questions, please contact your Transportation and Green Programs Coordinator at

May is Bike Month is coordinated by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and the region’s transportation management organizations. For more information, visit call (916) 321-9000.