Valley Metro has celebrated Valley Bike Month in April for decades. But with everything that’s going on, we found it necessary to modify it just a bit. While many events are cancelled or postponed, we’re keeping the Valley Bike Month spirit alive by moving forward with our beloved and – dare we say – “normal” Bike Month Pledge, Team Challenge and ShareTheRide contests. We’ve even made “teams of one” eligible for prizes in the Challenge.
In these uncertain times, exercise remains a great way to burn stress, whether alone or in very small groups. Lots of people are switching to bicycles for their commute. A lunchtime bike ride around the block is proving quite popular with teleworkers too! Plus, the size of a bike and basic maneuvering make “social distancing” automatic!
Want to ride with someone who already knows the ropes? Find a bike buddy by registering at ShareTheRide.com and selecting “Find Commuting Partners.”
Pledge to Ride
Visit ShareTheRide.com and take the Valley Bike Month pledge from March 1 – 31 for a chance to win one of two $50 Big Five Sporting Goods gift cards.
Valley Bike Month Challenge
Compete with cyclists valley-wide. Log the most trips in your size category and be entered to win limited edition swag and a victory celebration. For details, visit ShareTheRide.com and select Commuter Challenge.
We’ve got contests for bicyclists all month long, special contests for Challenge participants, and of course contests for “other” alternative mode users as well. Visit ShareTheRide.com and click on Enter Contests for more info.
Promote Getting Involved
Employers in the Maricopa County Travel Reduction Program can engage employees using the ideas in the Valley Bike Month promotional checklist.