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National Bike Month kicks off in San Diego

Posted: 5:40 PM, Apr 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-25 01:11:28Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Grab your helmet and your wheels, May is all about the bikes! May is recognized as National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day falls on May 17 - so San Diegans are challenged to "GO by BIKE" throughout the month.

The iCommute website, powered by SANDAG and the 511 information service, has a full list of family-friendly events to celebrate biking in the community.  The San Diego Bike Coalition  is also in on the fun. The group will start the fun on Thursday, May 3 with a kickoff party and ride. 

“In San Diego, we’re lucky to have perfect biking weather all year long,” says Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “We hope that May brings awareness to the many opportunities and benefits of bicycling in our region so that people treat every month like Bike Month.”

Don't forget to tune up! 

UC San Diego's Campus Bike & Skate is offering a $10 discount on bike tune-ups through May 31.

No bike? No problem!

Check out Bike, LimeBike, Mobike, and Ofo! All will offer free bike rides for up to one hour to the first 100 people from 6 – 9 a.m. on Bike To Work Day (Thursday, May 17). Use the following promo codes :

  • Discover Bike (33844)
  • LimeBike (LIME2WORK)
  • Mobike (sandiegobtw)
  • Ofo (SDBTWD2018)

You can register for Bike to Work Day here  

When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can pick up a free t-shirt at one of 100 pit stops throughout San Diego County from 6 to 9 a.m. Pit stops offer breaks, snacks and friendly faces. Participants must show proof of registration to claim their free t-shirt. Here's the pit stop map

More events to celebrate Bike Month with SD Bike Coalition

  • May 17 – Bike to Work Day: Thousands of commuters countywide will ditch the car and ride two wheels on Bike to Work Day.
  • May 19 – Empire Bikes Back: At Empire Bikes Back, local organizations in Southeastern San Diego will host a Star Wars-themed bike education class for kids, emphasizing bike-handling drills and traffic safety. 
  • May 24 – Bikes on Tap: The Bike Coalition will bring residents together in a casual environment to discuss improving biking in Chula Vista.
  • May 27 – Bike to Art: This event will bring families together for a short ride ending in the iconic Chicano Park showcasing art from the Barrio.

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