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Get ready for bike Fest month

April is Bike Fest month, and we are chock-full with bike resources and activities! For a chance at prizes, participate in one or more of the following:bikes

  1. Bike any time during April, log in or sign up and enter your bike rides by April 30 on the Pima Association of Governments’ Sun Rideshare platform. PAG will provide us with a list of names from which random winners will be drawn.
  2. Participate in Bike Week: Ride your bike anytime and anywhere in Pima County between April 15 and 21 for a chance to win one of three $25 Walgreen's gift card. Just log two bike trips on your Sun Rideshare Travel Calendar between April 15 to 21 to qualify for the prize drawing. The more trips you log, the more chances you have to win.
  3. Host your own bike event at your workplace and submit a short description of the activity and a list of county employee participants to Karen.Wilhelmsen@pima.gov by April 30. 
  4. Report your bike (and other alternate mode) miles in the Drive Less Pledge for a chance at one of two $100 Visa gift cards distributed quarterly.

The Pima County Wellness Program is providing prizes for bicycle participants, including: absorbent travel towels, insulated lunch bags and convenient salad shakers to help make bicycling to work more enjoyable. Two Loop jaguar jerseys are also up for grabs in the prize drawing.

The Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian program has multiple resources to get you rolling. Has it been a while since you last rode a bicycle? Could you use a refresher on bike maintenance or safety rules? Take a bike safety class. Not sure what the best route is to get from Point A to Point B? Ask a Bike Buddy. You can even borrow a County bicycle instead of a fleet vehicle to get to a meeting or run a work errand.


Check out the Living Streets Alliance’s Bike Fest event calendar for some fun rides and events, including Cyclovia on April 8, and the Tucson Earth Day Festival on April 21.  The Loop is also a great place to ride bikes!


Bicycle riding can improve fitness, reduce stress, lessen traffic congestion, and help keep the air clean and healthy to breathe! Always keep safety in mind, and ride on!


Healthy Air “Drive-Less Pledge” Continues


Take the pledge this quarter (April - June) and you could win $100 from PDEQ’s Clean Air Program. Pledge to use alternate modes (carpool, bus, bike, or walk) or skip trips in your motor vehicle for a chance at two $100 gift card prizes each quarter. Spread the word – this is open to all Pima County residents who are at least 18 years old.


PAG Sun Rideshare

 
Refer a Friend and Win. When your friends register with Sun Rideshare and give your name, you will qualify for a $25 Walgreen’s gift card. The more friends who register, the more changes you have to win. You can also keep entering your alt mode trips in Sun Rideshare to keep track of the miles you didn’t drive, the money you saved, and tons of air pollution you reduced by choosing alternate mode trips.


Free Emergency Ride Home


If you bike, take transit, carpool, vanpool, or walk for your work commutes at least twice a week, you might be eligible for a free taxi ride in case of an emergency and you’re stuck without your personal vehicle. Click on PAG’s Guaranteed Ride Home Program for details.


Alternate Mode News and Info: Listserves and Facebook Group


Join the Commute Trips & Tips Facebook group or sign up to be on a listserve for occasional timely news about your alternate mode of choice. Contact: Karen.Wilhelmsen@pima.gov and mention which mode(s) you’re most interested in.  Visit the TRP intranet site for information and resources for your work commutes.

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