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When is the last time you rode a bike? Gear up and get ready because May is #BikeMonth! Established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a chance to experience the many benefits of bicycling or you can encourage more people to give biking a try. Curb the car and bike instead!

Whether you’re exploring the beautiful Reno Tahoe area, going to work, or going to Food Truck Friday, doing so on a bike can greatly improve your overall health. And it’s so much more fun than paying to go to the gym! We can all be “roll-models” and curb our carbon footprint by choosing our bikes over our cars.

This month we encourage you to join us in our many planned community events, including the Commuter Challenge (bikewashoe.org/challenge) Challenge a co-worker, friend, or family member to see who can replace the most car trips with bike trips! We’ll be selecting four lucky riders at random throughout the month of May to win a Bike Month prize pack with gear from REI and more! Be sure to log miles throughout the whole month to increase your chance of winning!

Together, we can make this Bike Month the most successful one yet! For more information visit bikewashoe.org/challenge.

Win a Pedego Comfort Cruiser!

Pedego brand Comofrt Cruiser electric bike.

During Bike Month (May 2019), we’re selling $10 raffle tickets that get you a chance to win a Comfort Cruiser electric bike from Pedego Reno, or $1,895 toward one of Pedego’s other great electric bikes. We’ll have tickets for sale at many of our Bike Month events, but you can also purchase a raffle ticket online. Use the “Buy Now” button below.

Note: We’ve added $0.61 to the online sale of these raffle tickets to offset the Paypal fees.

TMBA Mission Statement

The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance is a collaboration between local governments, non-profits, businesses, and individuals. Our mission is to make Washoe County a safer and more inclusive cycling community. We host bicycle-friendly community events, share cycling-related information, advocate for better cycling infrastructure, and annually organize Bike Month activities.

Promoting bicycling as an alternative form of transportation is important to TMBA to reduce air pollution, reduce traffic congestion, and promote healthy, active lifestyles. From 2005 until 2018, TMBA organized Bike Week in Washoe County. Bike Week became so successful in the Truckee Meadows that in 2019 we are expanding our activities to encourage members of the community to ride instead of drive during the entire month of May.

2019 Bike Month Video Shout Out

Thanks to our partners at Washoe County Health District for providing the funding for an updated Bike Month PSA. We are very excited to have worked on this video with Eighty 8 Studios and we are so happy with the final product.

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