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Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Pedal into Spring with Valley Bike Month

PHOENIX, AZ — Trade in your four-wheels for two! April is Valley Bike Month and there’s so much to gain by getting involved. Bicycling can be used for short trips or to extend a transit trip. Bicycling can lead to increased fitness and fun, and it’s also a great way for families and friends to spend time together as they pedal their way to a favorite local destination. Visit sharetheride.com to learn more and track your bicycling trips to enter to win prizes.

Valley Bike Month Social Media

More people are catching on to the benefits of bicycling to work. Six percent of Valley commuters bike at least one day a week. Bikes also help extend a transit trip whether on bus or light rail.

The Benefits of Riding

    Ease on down the road
    Bike instead of drive and then connect to a bus or light rail to complete your trip.
    Better health
    Burn more calories and reduce the risk of heart disease. Less stress, too!
    Save money
    Cyclists save on commute costs and many businesses offer special deals to riders.
    Consider the environment
    Reduces emissions that cause air pollution, reduces fuel consumption and traffic congestion.

    Valley Bike Month Events
    For a list of all Valley Bike Month events visit sharetheride.com. Find a bike buddy, track your bike trips and enter to win great prizes!

    About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2014, total ridership for the system was 72 million passengers. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online commute trip matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.

    About Valley Bike Month: Valley Bike Month is held each year to bring attention to bicycling as a fun, inexpensive and safe transportation method. Cities and towns, bike clubs and Maricopa County Trip Reduction Program employers work together to promote bicycling. Sponsors include the Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments and Maricopa County Air Quality Department.




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