It’s bike month, friends. That means one thing here in Fresno, and the rest of the country. It’s time to remember how great it feels to be out in the world riding your bike. Whether it’s for utility, recreation, training or exercise, there’s one thing we can all agree on: “Biking = Joy.”
To remind you of this I Bike Fresno mantra, we’ve arranged for some events and incentives to get you in the bike-riding spirit.
MILLION MILE CHANLLENGE
One month. One million miles. Every year we challenge the greater Fresno area to ride a collective million miles during Bike Month. Why? Because riding a million miles as a community would be COOL! Imagine being part of something like that. Part of a community that decides to value biking — to work, to the store, around the block, ALL biking — as a way to create a healthier, more vibrant place to live. That’s what a million miles is all about. So let’s DO IT!
31 DAYS OF PRIZES
How bad do we want you to ride your bike every day in the month of May? Well, we’re not above bribery. We’ve got 31 Days of Prizes, including vacation getaways, winery tours, tickets to sporting events, plenty of bike stuff (of course) and a lot more. To win, just ride your bike and log your miles here at ibikefresno.org. Every day you log a mile, you’ll be entered into that day’s drawing. The next day, we’ll select a name at random to win some awesome prizes. Drawings for each day happen at noon the following day (e.g., the drawing for miles ridden on Monday will take place at noon on Tuesday) to give you time to get your miles logged.
MALL TO MALL RIDE
On Wednesday, May 6, ride in one of the funnest and longest standing bike month events: the Mall-to-Mall Ride. You and your bike riding friends will take to the streets and ride with a police escort that stops traffic for us as we take a lane from the Manchester Mall to the Fulton Mall. Then enjoy an informal return ride back to the Manchester Mall. It’s a fun ride and a great way to meet other riders. Show up at Manchester by 8 a.m.
BIKE TO WORK DAY
Riding a million miles in the month of May is serious business. So it makes sense to ride your bike to where you do business. Wednesday, May 13 is Bike to Work Day. Get your fellow employees together and ride in the Bike to Work Day Corporate Challenge for a chance to win even more prizes. It’s a great way to motivate the office to get moving!
The California Classic Century Ride is Saturday, May 16. It’s open to all ages and includes century (100 miles), metric (60 miles), and mini-metric (35 miles) routes that start and end at Chukchansi Park and include a stretch down a bike-friendly Freeway 168 that’s completely closed to car traffic!
BIKE TO THE GRIZZLIES GAME
On Sunday, May 24, ride your bike to the Fresno Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park and get a discounted ticket to the game! And I Bike Fresno will provide FREE bike valet at the game.