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Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is a national event celebrated annually in the United States in May as part of National Bike Month. Bike to Work Day was originated by the League of American Bicyclists in 1956 to increase public interest in biking and promote it as an alternative for commuting to work.

The 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day is organized by the SANDAG iCommute program in conjunction with local jurisdictions, businesses, and other partners. Rain or shine, more than 8,200 visitors at 100 pit stops were recorded on the regional Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 16, 2019, and a record-breaking 7,593 participants registered for the event.  

As part of outreach to employers during Bike Month, iCommute offered free bike safety checks, bike safety classes, and guided rides to show groups of employees safe routes to commute to work. iCommute also funded the GO by BIKE Mini-Grant program for projects that promote biking through outreach and education. $60,000 in grant funding was available. 20 organizations led programs or hosted events throughout the San Diego region from March through June 2019, and all were open to the public. 

To celebrate the 29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day in the border region, a pit stop near the San Ysidro Intermodal Transit Center Trolley Station was be hosted from 6 to 9 a.m. to help people using their bikes commute to work in the morning. There was also an unofficial pit stop located in Tijuana, Mexico at the Plaza to the South of El Chaparral. Both of these pit stops can be located on the official Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Map.

For more information about Bike to Work Day, visit the iCommute website.