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National Bike Month


 

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race.

-H.G. Wells

 

One of the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States is from the burning of fossil fuels for transportation—here in Santa Cruz County it is 50% of our carbon footprint. Switching to a bike for your commute not only reduces air, water and noise pollution in our towns and cities but can make our community healthier and happier. Bike Month is our way of encouraging our local community to ditch their cars for bikes during the month of May and beyond.

National Bike Month is a celebration of bicycling held every May. It is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to giving bicycling for every day trips a try.  

The main way to participate is by joining the BIKE MONTH CHALLENGE through Love To Ride and riding to work on Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 9th from 6:30am-9:30am.


Featured Agencies

  • Bicycle Locker Rentals
    The City of Santa Cruz provides 84 bicycle lockers in downtown Santa Cruz that are available for rent to the public. These bicycle lockers provide enc...   [Full Record]  
  • Bike Santa Cruz County
    Bicycling in Santa Cruz County is a safe, respected, convenient, and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation for people of all ages and abilit...   [Full Record]  
  • Bike Share Santa Cruz
    The City of Santa Cruz has partnered with Jump Bikes to bring bike share to Santa Cruz. Bike share provides affordable short-term bike rentals for qui...   [Full Record]  
  • Bike Smart! Youth Bicycle Safety Program
    Ecology Action’s bike safety education program, Bike Smart, includes elementary and secondary bicycle street skills classroom presentations, interacti...   [Full Record]  
  • Hellyer Velodrome
    Hellyer County Park Velodrome strives to promote the sport of track cycling by offering diversified racing programs, developing athletes, providing he...   [Full Record]  
  • The Bike Church
    The Bike Church is a community bicycle shop and tool collective where people can learn to repair their bicycles with the help of knowledgeable mechani...   [Full Record]