April is Valley Bike Month - look for details in February about Valley Bike Month 2019 and how you can get involved!
In 2018, thousands of Valley residents celebrated Valley Bike Month and bicycling as a safe, inexpensive, sustainable and fun method of travel. In April, 69,378 alternative mode commute trips were logged (12% more than the prior year), saving approximately 274 tons of pollution, equivalent to 53 passenger vehicles driven for one year!
For the fifth year, Valley Metro worked with a local artist to develop the Valley Bike Month art. Mike Faulkner design this year’s inspiring art.
Pledge to Ride
In March, bicyclists pledged to ride in April for a chance to win one of two $50 Landis Cyclery gift cards. 576 took the pledge to ride during Valley Bike Month; 124 were new to ShareTheRide.com (21.5%). Congratulations to winners Brian G. and Mary G.
Our partners hosted 29 fun events valleywide, and 14,115 people attended!
ShareTheRide Contests and Challenges
Groups of bicyclists competed to track the most trips in the Valley Bike Month Team Challenge. In all, 171 participants logged 5,208 trips and saved 29,783 miles.