The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance (TMBA) has been hard at work expanding its outreach and gaining new alliance members to build on the success of prior bicycle awareness campaign focused on promoting healthy living and physical fitness through active transportation.
What does that mean for 2021? Well, the Reno-Sparks area is growing accustomed to a larger number of bicyclists hitting the roads and the TMBA hopes Bike Month will continue to grow, however, in 2021—still living under a global pandemic—this means we have to shift things a little bit from what we originally planned and we’re even more focused on elevating safety and wellness.
This means we’re focusing on several key things this year:
Later in 2021, when we’re out from under the pandemic, we have plans to have some in-person biking events that we officially sponsor; in the meantime, we’re “rolling with it”, while keeping our focus on everyone’s safety and well-being.
It is a free and easy way to challenge your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing in on a local level with other businesses. The Commuter Challenge provides a way to promote teamwork within your business, create a healthier workplace and get people excited about bicycling.
Fun: This is a team-building experience that will help build camaraderie in the workplace. Participants will work towards a common goal and be able to compete against other businesses in their industry, their region and throughout the country.
Health: Encouraging participation in the Challenge will help make your workplace healthier!
Economics: Employees can reduce car maintenance, fuel and parking expenses. Employers will benefit from reduced health care and transportation related costs.
Environment: Bicycling reduces emissions and greenhouse gases. Nearly 50 percent of all trips in metropolitan areas are three miles or less and 28 percent are one mile or less – distances easily covered by bicycle!
Promotion: The Challenge is a free and easy way to offer a local/statewide bike competition and participate in the national event. It provides data, healthy competition and a way to promote your organization or business.
Celebration: Joining the Challenge is a great way to kick off National Bike Month and build relationships within your own business, as well as with local, state, regional and national business communities.
First, be sure to sign up.
Register your company by contacting the RTC Trip Reduction Specialist at 775-335-1920 or SMiklos@rtcwashoe.com. Following registration, we’ll provide you with instructions for customizing your organization’s area of the website.
Contact the RTC Trip Reduction Specialist at 775-335-1920 or SMiklos@rtcwashoe.com to find out if a team already exists or ask your employer
Share this page with them! Better yet, sit with them (or “zoom” with them)
Check back here for the results of the Commuter Challenge Winners!!
This year, we’re trying something new so we can offer people a variety of ways to participate in Bike Month without having to physically gather in groups—again due to the pandemic—yet still have a viable option to connect and participate while gaining some helpful information for getting out on bikes safely.
First off, we’re elevating more curated educational content around bike safety in the Washoe County region. Secondly, we’re hosting an educational series throughout the month of May.
Thu, May 27, 4:30pm – RTC Washoe Update (Mtg Link)
If you’re interested in a topic, please fill out our short-n-sweet online form by Wednesday, April 21st.
Check out these cool and informative short videos from some of our partners, like Washoe County Health District and others:
Check out our calendar below for all of the wonderful events and rides our partner organizations are hosting. If you’d like to get your event on this community calendar for Bike Month, pop over our core team a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: please follow any-and-all COVID-19 safety guidelines.
During the month of May 2021, various small businesses and community organizations are offering bike month participants some goodies. We’ll keep a running list below.
Bicycling can help you live longer and better
Bicycling boosts the economy
So if you’re not convinced by all these numbers and facts, we suggest you put the numbers to the test and GET ON A BIKE! Try a ride through your neighborhood and we bet you’ll start feeling the many benefits of cycling. Bike to Work Week + Month is meant to inspire people to change up their daily routine with a bike ride. Even supplementing riding your bike one day a week will help you save money and get healthy. Cheers to bikes!
Stay up with the latest on all-things Bike Month by bookmarking this webpage and staying connect with us through our social media channels, including our partners’:
While you’re here, download the 2021 Bike Month posters and share them on your social feeds