By Community Alliance Staff
One million miles. That’s how much bike riding we think we can do in Fresno this May. One million happy, carefree, feel good, environmentally friendly miles.
How do we ride that much? You. We want you to pledge your miles and ride toward I Bike Fresno’s Million Mile Challenge. After all, it’s bike month and if we all ride together, we know we can do it. Here’s how I Bike Fresno is going to help:
Million Mile Challenge Counter (May 1–31)
If you’re going to be riding a ton of miles this month, you’re going to want a place to track your miles. By registering on www.ibikefresno.org and logging your miles, you’ll be helping your fellow biking Fresnans toward riding a collective million miles in May. You’ll even get badges for the different types of riding you do. Commute to work? Get a badge. Ride to the store? Get a badge. Ride in a century? Get a badge.
Plus, all that riding will make you eligible for…
31 Days of Prizes
Sometimes we all just need to be bribed a little. That’s what our 31 Days of Prizes is all about. Ride your bike and log your miles at www.ibikefresno.org. Every day that you log a mile, you’ll be entered into that day’s drawing. We’ll be selecting a name from that pool at random to win some awesome prizes. We’re not talking water bottles and tire levers either. We’re talking a year’s supply of Chick-Fil-A, a wine tasting weekend in Paso Robles and indoor skydiving in San Francisco. Right?
Drawings will happen at noon the following day (i.e., Monday’s drawing will take place at noon on Tuesday to give you time to get your miles in).
Mall-to-Mall Ride (May 9)
Need a quick five miles to add to your growing Million Mile Challenge counter? Come ride the city streets with your fellow Fresno I Bikers while the Fresno Police Department stops traffic so we can ride the city streets. It’s a fun ride and a great way to meet other riders.
Bike Valet at Clovis Farmers Market (Fridays, May 11–September 28)
We’ll be parking your bike for free at the Clovis Farmers Market again this year. Avoid the parking debacle and park your bike with us, get your Farmers Market wares, retrieve your bike when you’re done, then ride home and log your miles at www.ibikefresno.org—completely free. How great is that?
California Classic Weekend (May 19–20)
The EYE-Q California Classic Weekend presented by Michelob Ultra and Rabobank is two days of races and events on bike and foot. It’s open to all ages and includes a century, a metric century and a 35-mile mini-metric century that starts at Chukchansi Park and heads down a bike-friendly Highway 168 that’s completely closed to car traffic.
Bike to Work Day (May 23)
If we’re going to make it to one million miles in May, we’re going to need everyone riding. Even Joe in accounting and Tammy in HR. Get a team together and ride in the “Bike to Work Corporate Challenge.” It’s a fun way to get the office motivated to ride and create a few open parking spots every week.
For more information about any of the events listed above, visit www.ibikefresno.org.