May is Bike Month and we’re already blown away by the first-time riders committing to try a new commute by biking to work, as well as the scores of rides, parties, and other events organized by our local partners across the state.
Join in on the fun of celebrating biking by making this pledge: recruit one new rider to biking this month, even if only for a day.
Yes, we know that it’s most important to change the streets to make them safer and more inviting, but we also know the joy we get from biking on our sometimes-less-than-ideal streets. Share that joy! This Bike Month, recruit a new rider. The more riders we have, the safer we all are, and the stronger our movement for better streets for everyone grows.
Then, share your Bike Month story with us! Stories about people who discover the joy of biking for transportation are a great inspiration for CalBike and for people across California. Use our Facebook page to post pictures and to tell the story of your new rider and your Bike Month!
We'll share about our local partners and Bike Month happenings across California throughout the month, so be sure to stay in touch with our news and advocacy updates, on our blog, and on Twitter @CalBike.
...and since you'll be very hungry from all the amazing events and exciting new rides throughout May, mark your calendars for May 31: Bike to Chipotle Day. Half of all money spent at any Chipotle Restaurant in California on May 31st—when you mention CalBike, your California Bicycle Coalition—supports our work to win a more bike-friendly California. So how many miles per burrito do you get?