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Bike to Work Day grows in 2015

Despite a two-week postponement due to heavy rains, an estimated 8,742 people biked to work throughout the San Diego region on May 29, producing a slight increase in participation over last year’s Bike to Work Day.

Bike commuters logged a total of 18,065 miles on Bike to Work Day in the iCommute TripTracker tool, a 34 percent increase over 2014. A total of 913 participants logged their miles into TripTracker, averaging a total distance travelled of 9.7 miles per rider. Based on that average, had all Bike to Work Day participants logged their miles, bike commute miles travelled in the San Diego region would have equaled approximately 85,000 miles – or more than three trips around the world in one day.

The San Diego Regional Bike Counter Network recorded a 62 percent increase in average daily bike trips on Bike to Work Day along the Rose Canyon Bike Path, a 53 percent increase on Sorrento Valley Road, and a 45 percent increase on both the SR 56 Bike Path and northbound Gillman Drive.

Volunteers staffed a record 104 pit stops around the county, up from 96 in 2014. Pit stops served as refueling stations for bike riders to rest, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and pick up free commemorative Bike to Work Day t-shirts. Participants who pledged to GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day and logged their bike trips online were automatically entered to win prizes, including a new bike from Bicycle Warehouse.

Photographs from the event can be seen at facebook.com/SANDAGregion.

Bike to Work Day 2015 was supported by the valued iCommute Annual Partners: Bicycle Warehouse, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, San Diego Zoo, car2go, Clif Bar, DecoBike, eLiveLife.com, Uber, and zipcar. Event partners included Suja Juice, Strava, and Zico Coconut Water.

For more information about biking and other alternative transportation programs, visit iCommuteSD.com.

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