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

Thanks to all that joined us at a Bike Month event! We loved seeing you out there! Click here to check out photos from our Energizer Stations around Marin County on Bike to Wherever/Bike to Work Day!

Bike to Work Day is May 18

BTWD 2023

In May 2023 we’ll be celebrating Bike Month, Bike to Work Day (May 18th) and Bike to Wherever Days. Celebrate with the entire Bay Area cycling community. Our goals are simple: get more people to ride and to celebrate bicycling and all it does for our happiness, health, and the environment.

There are so many great things planned for Bike Month 2023. Join us in this annual celebration!

Take advantage of great opportunities from some of our sponsors:

  • Sports Basement – Bike to Wherever and get 20% off from May 18 – 25 (click here)
  • Columbia Employee Store Access – May 18 – June 30 (bring a copy of this coupon)

On Thursday, May 18, ride your bike to an an energizer station and pick up your 2023 BTWD swag bag and enjoy a snack to fuel your ride.

Particpiate in Bike Month by joining one of our Ride with Us! rides. Join us for a ride over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on Saturday, May 20 and roll into the Bike Fest in the Park event at Pickleweed Park.

Sign up to volunteer during Bike Month. Volunteer at a Bike to Work/Wherever Day energizer station.

Bike Month 2023 Activities

BTWD 2023

Free Goodie Bags on Bike to work day May 18, 2023

Visit any of our Marin energizer stations on May 18 to pick up your free canvas Bike to Wherever Day bag! These limited-edition 2023 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.

Join Pledge to Ride Marin on Eventbrite to compete for prizes and MCBC swag. Details coming soon…

  1. Complete our Eventbrite Pledge to Ride registration. (Pledging is free, donations and membership are optional but welcome!)
  2. On Thursday May 18, 2023:
    • Bike to an Energizer Station location in Marin County.

    • Show your Eventbrite ticket on your phone or on paper.

    • Pickup your FREE BTWD bag and other goodies and have a chance to win prizes!

    • Note that bag quantities are limited and some Energizer Stations may run out, so get out on your bike early!


Dave Rhoads Bike Champion 2023We are thrilled to announce that Dave Rhoads is your 2023 Bike Champion of the Year! Thank you to all that nominated a bike champion.

Your 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.

To read about other Bay Area Bike Champions, visit

While you’re there, check out the winners from the last couple of years to get inspired to join the ranks of cyclists choosing bicycles over cars! And don’t forget to join us for Bike to Wherever Days through the month of May, and Bike to Work Day on May 18! Check regularly for information about Bay Area Energizer Station locations on May 18, Bike Month events, and much more.

Past Marin County Bike Champions of the Year

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

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

Let’s celebrate our favorite bike champion and bicycling during the month of May and every day in 2023!

Nominations for 2024 will open in March 2024. 

Bike Month ResourcesBike To Wherever Days

Why Participate In Bike Month?

The goals of Bike Month are simple: get more people to ride and to 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 2023 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.


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, for 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 2023, consider trading in your car for a bike and enjoy all the benefits that come with it!


BTWD 2023 Sponsor Logos


Regional Sponsors

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