MCBC Signature Event May is Bike Month & Bike to Wherever Days

Pledge to Ride during Bike Month and the
30th anniversary of Bike to Work Day on May 16th.

Why Pledge?

Why pledge?
Whether you ride every day or just occasionally, to work, school, the farmer’s market, the library, or wherever; join thousands in this nationwide celebration of the versatile bicycle during Bike Month this May! Experience the joy of cycling while connecting with your community and supporting sustainable transportation.

You, your friends, your family, EVERYONE is welcome to ride with us on May 16 for Bike to Work Day and then make a long-term commitment to ride your bike whenever you can.

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Bike Month Digital Coupons

Every Man Jack:
May 16-31, 2024. Use code Biketowork and get 20% off your order at www.everymanjack.com 

Sports Basement:
May 16 – 25, 2024 – 20% off valid in store only, click here for flyer and details.

Columbia Employee Store invitation
May 16 – June 30, 2024, click here for flyer and details.

Bay Area Bike Challenge

Our goals are simple: get more people to ride and celebrate bicycling and all it does for our happiness, health, and the environment.

Sign up for the Bay Area Bike Challenge!

Throughout the month of May we are challenging the Bay Area to collectively log 30,000 miles on their bikes. And we can’t do it without you! Log your rides in May to reach our collective goal of 30,000 miles for the 30th anniversary of Bike to Work Day! Bicyclists in all nine counties of the Bay Area will be working towards this ambitious goal. Register on Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/challenges/27901

But wait, there’s more… by participating you can win prizes:
TIER ONE – The Most!
Most Miles Overall – $500 gift card
Most Trips – $500 gift card

TIER TWO – Creative! Make something awesome
Most Creative Route – Shape – $250 gift card
Most Creative Route – Points of Interest – $250 gift card

TIER THREE – Raffle! Everyone has a chance to win
Raffle based on Miles (1 Mile = 1 ticket) – $200 gift card
Raffle based on Miles (1 Mile = 1 ticket) – $200 gift card
Raffle based on Trips (1 Trip = 1 ticket) – $200 gift card
Register and Ride Raffle – $200 gift card

Check out the calendar of events happening around the bay and celebrate with the entire Bay Area cycling community

Take advantage of great opportunities from some of our sponsors:

  • Sports Basement – Bike to Wherever and get 20% off from May 18 – 25 (check back in May)
  • Columbia Employee Store Access – May 16 – June 30 (check back in May)

And you can volunteer! Sign up for one of our many volunteer opportunities . Or volunteer at a Bike to Work/Wherever Day energizer station.


Bike Month 2024 Activities

Bike to Wherever Days 2024

Free Goodie Bags on Bike to Work Day May 16, 2024

Plan to stop by an Energizer Station on May 16th. We’ll have Bike to Wherever Day musette bags and tasty snacks to fuel your ride. The limited-edition 2024 Bike to Wherever Day screen-printed musette bags are stuffed with cycling goodies from our sponsors!
Please support our partners that help make this day a success.

Want to volunteer at an energizer station to hand out swag bags?  Sign up to be a BTWD volunteer.

Bag quantities are limited and some Energizer Stations may run out, so get on your bike early!


MARIN’S 2024 BIKE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

We are thrilled to announce that George Osner is Marin’s 2024 Bike Champion of the Year.
Click here to read about what makes George a dedicated and inspiring advocate for cycling, his contributions to the biking community, and how he leads by example with his passion for biking and photography.  
Thank you to everyone who nominated their personal bike champion.

Nominations for 2025 bike champion will open March 2025.
A Bike Champion is someone who:

  • Goes above and beyond to promote cycling
  • Inspires others to ride
  • Makes a positive impact in the Marin cycling community.

Recent Marin County Bike Champions of the Year

2023Dave Rhoads – Thanks Dave for all you do for Walk Bike San Rafael and the Marin cycling community! 
Click here to check out 2023 Bike to Work day photos

2022 – Marty Albion: Thanks Marty for inspiring so many! Read the Marin IJ article about Marty.

2021 – Hilary Noll: Read our Q&A with Hilary here!

Nominations for 2025 will open in March 2025. You can check Bay Area Bike to Work for more information and regional winners.  


Bike Month ResourcesBike To Wherever Days


Why Participate In Bike Month?

The goals of Bike Month are simple: get more people to ride and celebrate bicycling and all it does for our happiness, health, and the environment. Biking not only provides many physical and mental health benefits, it also helps reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. Bike Month is the perfect time to highlight some of the key benefits of biking. Whether you’re biking to work, to school, to run errands, or for fun and recreation, you are part of the movement in making biking fun, safe, and accessible for everyone.

Physical Health

Biking provides a great low-impact workout that can help you get in shape and stay healthy. It’s an excellent way to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, which can help lower your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Regular biking can also improve your cardiovascular health, increase your strength and flexibility, and boost your overall energy levels.

Mental Health

Biking can also have a positive impact on your mental health. The combination of physical activity and exposure to nature can help reduce stress and anxiety, boost mood, and improve overall mental well-being. In addition, biking to work can also provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, which can further improve your mental health.

Environmental Benefits

Biking is a sustainable mode of transportation that reduces carbon emissions and helps protect the environment. With more people commuting by bike, there’s a significant reduction in air pollution, traffic congestion, and noise pollution, which leads to a cleaner and more livable city.

Cost-EffectiveBike to Wherever Days

Biking is a low-cost mode of transportation that can save you hundreds of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs each year. In addition, you don’t have to worry about parking fees or paying for public transportation.

Convenience

Biking can often be faster and more convenient than driving or taking public transportation, especially during rush hour. You can avoid the hassle of traffic jams and crowded buses or trains, and reach your destination quickly and efficiently.

Biking to work, school, errands, or for fun is a great way to improve your physical and mental health, protect the environment, and save money. So, this Bike Month, consider trading in your car for a bike and enjoy all the benefits that come with it!


THANKS TO OUR BIKE MONTH SPONSORS!

BTWD 2024 logos

 GOOD EARTH NATURAL FOODS | DOLAN LAW FIRM | BAY AREA BICYCLE LAW | EVERY MAN JACK| JAMBAR | MIKE’S BIKE | MARIN SANITARY SERVICE | ORTLIEB | TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OF MARIN 

Regional Sponsors

Metropolitan Transportation Commission |  511.ORG | AMAZON SMILE |Bay Area Air Quality Management District |  Bay Area Rapid Transit

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