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3 Ways to Get Involved for Bike Month this May 2020

Whether you work full-time, take classes as a student, or want to become an active member of your community, check out these unique opportunities in the Sacramento Region during May, that show the true magic of the bicycle.

May is National Bike Month, a time to explore the positives of biking: from saving carbon emissions to improving your overall health, the opportunities are endless. Communities across the country celebrate this month by showcasing the many ways a bike can become a unique asset to your everyday life. According to an assessment from the National Household Travel Survey, the number of trips made by bicycle increased from 1.7 billion in 2001 to 6.5 billion in 2012. More people than ever are putting away their cars, and picking up their bikes.

#1: Golden State Race Series

Located right in Rancho Cordova, the 2020 Golden State Race Series will take place May 2nd and 3rd. Hosted by Rio Strada racing, they are one of the oldest cycling racing clubs in the Sacramento region. They have continued to build and grow by hosting competitive cycling races in Northern California. Come witness the circuit course based races from junior level all the way to Men’s masters. Both Saturday and Sunday's races will kick off at 11000 Cobble Rock Drive with parking close by!

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#2: May is Bike Month Challenge

Beginning May 1st, visit mayisbikemonth.com to join the Sacramento Region Challenge!

Enter your information and choose the type of challenge you want to endure: individual, group, employer, or team. For the whole month of May, log all the trips you have taken by bike and watch as the program calculates your calories burned and money and Co2 saved. See the data from others in the Sacramento Region, and compete with your fellow citizens!

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#3: National Bike to Work Day on May 15th

Get your bikes tuned and your tires pumped, because Friday, May 15th is National Bike to Work Day! Join your fellow coworkers in choosing a different mode of transportation. Share how you practice sustainability and healthy habits on social media by using the hashtag, #biketoworkday2020. Celebrate big by either dressing up or doing group rides that Friday to work. With many first-timers participating, it's become popular to become a regular bike commuter after experiencing the event. It’s a chance to celebrate pride in your local city and show the diversity of the bicycle.

From beginners to professionals, cycling is open to everyone in the community. It provides the opportunity to not only choose a healthier lifestyle but to save the planet. So the next time it's sunny and 75 degrees, and your local grocery store is only 2 miles away, remember the bicycle!