Sustainability news: May is Bike to Work Month
May is Bike to Work Month and communities are encouraging people to give the cars a break and walk or bike to work. Cycling just one hour a day at a leisurely pace can burn 500 calories or more. Cycling to work instead of driving reduces air pollution and traffic congestion. Weekend cycling is a great family activity. So ditch the car and dust off the bike during May.
In San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is giving away over $3,000 in prizes. Whether you're on two heels or two wheels, just register and log your bike or walk commute miles to win during the month of May. Find out more>
In the Bay Area, celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 9 with all nine Bay Area counties participating in the celebration. Registration is not necessary. However, by pledging to ride through your local county, you'll stay connected with activities going on in your community—and have the chance to win a fantastic trip to Alaska's Kenai Peninsula donated by Exodus Travel and Alaska Airlines! Find out more at Bay Area Bike to Work or SF Bicycle Coalition>
In the Sacramento Region, Bike month is filled with friendly challenges, events and prizes! Start a challenge at your workplace, school or among friends. Cyclists that register and log miles are eligible for weekly prizes. Learn more>