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Free & Fun Bike Events Regionwide Funded by SANDAG

SANDAG Awards $40,000 in Grants to Support Bike Month in May

April 26, 2018 - SANDAG has awarded $40,000 in small grants to 14 organizations throughout the San Diego region to put on a variety of events encouraging participation in Bike Month this May.

Recipients of the GO by BIKE Mini-Grants issued by the SANDAG iCommute program include the City of Chula Vista, the Urban Collaborative Project, the City of Oceanside, and the County Department of Parks and Recreation. They are just a few of the organizations that use the mini-grants to put on free community events to promote biking in San Diego County through education and outreach.

The grants support the ongoing effort by SANDAG to encourage people to GO by BIKE, maintain an active lifestyle, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With more than 1,340 miles of bikeways in the region, there are plenty of places to GO by BIKE.

SANDAG puts on the region’s most popular Bike Month event, Bike to Work Day, which will be held Thursday, May 17. Registered participants are encouraged to join thousands of commuters from 6 to 9 a.m. and stop at one of 100 pit stops countywide to pick up a free t-shirt, snacks, and encouragement.

But Bike Month is not just for commuters. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the following Bike Month events funded by the GO by BIKE Mini-Grants:

• Saturday April 28: Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc. -  Children’s bike helmet giveaway at the Barrio Logan Grand Prix
o Location: 1809 National Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113
o Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• Wednesday, May 2: City of Chula Vista - Bike scavenger hunt at Chula Vista City Hall
o Location: 276 4th Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
o Time: 11:30 a.m.

• Thursday, May 3: San Diego County Bicycle Coalition - Bike Month kickoff celebration at Quartyard in Downtown San Diego
o Location: 1301 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
o Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Saturday, May 5: San Diego Public Library, Pacific Beach Branch – Bike-in movie at Taylor Greene, Pacific Beach
o Location: 4275 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109
o Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Sunday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 16: City of Oceanside – Free bike safety seminars
o Location: 330 N Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
o Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

• Friday, May 18: BikeSD Outreach – Bike-in movie at Morley Field, Balboa Park
o Location: 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104
o Time: 7 p.m.

• Friday, May 18: City of Coronado – Bike-in movie at Tidelands Park
o Location: 2000 Mullinex Drive, Coronado, CA 92118
o Time: 6:30 p.m.

• Saturday, May 19: County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation – Lakeside night bike ride at Lindo Lake Park
o Location: 12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside, CA 92040
o Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Saturday, May 19: University Heights Community Association – Bike-in movie at Trolley Barn Park
o Location: 1943 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116
o Time: 6:30 p.m.

• Saturday, May 26: The Urban Collaborative Project – Bike to Art festival in Chicano Park
o Location: National Avenue and S Evans Street, San Diego, CA 92101
o Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Saturday, June 16: City Heights CDC – Educational bike tour of new and planned bikeways
o Location: Central Avenue and Polk Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
o Time: 12 p.m.

See the full list of 2018 Go by BIKE Mini-Grant program recipients

For more information about the SANDAG GO by BIKE Mini-Grants or Bike to Work Day, visit 511sd.com/iCommute or call 511 and say “iCommute.”

Project Manager(s)

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or pio@sandag.org.