May is National Bike Month, created by the League of American Cyclists in 1956 as a way to promote the benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give it a try. Cycling to work reduces carbon emissions and traffic congestion, improves physical and mental health, and saves money...plus, it’s fun!
During the current Shelter in Place restrictions, many who haven’t ridden in awhile are pulling old bikes out of the garage. Throughout the month of May, the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (SCBC) is offering virtual activities to support safe and healthy cycling for all.
Do you feel a little rusty or unsure? SCBC is offering its popular Smart Cycling safety classes online for FREE! Other online classes will include route planning and electric bikes. If you are a parent or teacher, check out the family-friendly Green Sneaker Challenge.
Do you enjoy a little friendly competition? Does setting a clear goal spur you to action? Join SCBC’s online group on Love to Ride; a handy smartphone app will automatically track your rides and miles. See how you rank against your friends and neighbors!
Or simply sign the online Pledge to Ride – you’ll receive helpful tips by email weekly AND be entered in a drawing to win cool prizes!
Major funding and support for Bike Month activities comes from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Measure M, City of Sebastopol, Marin Bikes, Santa Rosa Cycling Club, Sonoma Clean Power, Yuba Bicycles, Community First Credit Union and Redwood Credit Union.
For more information, including the Pledge form and calendar of activities, visit or contact Eris Weaver (707-338-8589 or email@example.com).