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3 Ways to Get Involved for Bike Month this May 2021

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: Fantasy Ride Week

Marvel vs DC? The rivalry is the stuff of fandom legends. Pick your team and showoff your Marvel or DC costume while enjoying a ride all the first week of May. Use the #IRidewithMarvel or #IRidewithDC.

For other Bike Month theme and challenge updates, make sure to follow May is Bike Month on social (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). And don’t forget to check out the partner resources for promotional info and graphics that you can use to get the word out about Bike Month!

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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 21st

Get your bikes tuned and your tires pumped, because Friday, May 21st 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, #biketoworkday2021. 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!