May is Bike Month and Friday, May 19th is Bike to Work Day. Bike Month is the largest community organized event in San Luis Obispo County. The goal of Bike Month is to get as many people as possible riding bikes and reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles on our roadways. So grab your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, get on your bike and get involved this May!
Bike Month Event Host & Sponsorship Application Now Open
Show your support for smart commuting and people on bikes by hosting a Bike Month event this May! Click “SUBMIT MY EVENT” below to tell us about your event and apply for (optional) sponsorship from Rideshare to help offset the cost of hosting an event. The deadline to submit your event and apply for sponsorship is March 10, 2017. Events submitted after this date will still be eligible to be added to the Bike Month calendar, but will not be eligible for sponsorship from Rideshare.
Most Bike Month events fall into one of four categories:
1) Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 19th) Commuter Event – events taking place on Bike to Work Day during peak commute hours (7-9 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.) that support Rideshare’s mission to reduce the number of single occupant vehicles are eligible to receive sponsorship of up to $300.
2) Bike to School Day (Wednesday, May 10th) Event – events that support kids on bikes and Safe Routes to School are eligible to receive sponsorship of up to $200.
3) Bike Month Community Bike Culture Event – we support awareness and growth of bike culture in the community throughout May, so if your event takes place outside of peak commute hours or on the weekend, you may be eligible to receive sponsorship of up to $200.
4) Bike Month (non-Bike to Work Day) Commuter Event – events taking place during peak commute hours outside of Bike to Work Day must be privately-funded, but may be submitted for inclusion on the Bike Month calendar.
Looking for ideas? Check out the League of American Bicyclists Bike Month Guide.