National Bike Month takes place during May with a number of events planned in Coronado, including Bike to Work Day and the City's participation in the regional iCommute Bike to Work Corporate Challenge.
Bike to Work Week 2014 takes place May 12-16, with Bike to Work Day on May 16. The City of Coronado encourages residents to bike to work on May 16 and to participate in any or all of the following Bike Month-related activities.
For more information, call Mariah VanZerr, the City's Active Transportation Planner at (619) 522-2423. Residents can learn more about Bike Month events happening across the region by going to SANDAG's iCommute Bike Month page and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition's Bike Month Page.
Here is a list of Coronado events/activities planned for National Bike Month:
- May 6 - Mayor's Proclamation for National Bike Month: Andy Hanshaw, executive director of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and several Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee members will attend the 4 p.m. City Council meeting to receive a proclamation.
- May 7 - Spin Your Wheels Class: The Spin Your Wheels Class will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Abalone Room at the Coronado Community Center, 1845 Strand Way. The class is open to the public. Participants can brush up on their cycling skills and learn tips and tricks, including how to properly adjust your bike; following the rules of the road; and planning your route. The class is provided compliments of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and will be taught by Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee member and League of American Bicyclists certified instructor Larry Hofstetter.
- May 10 - Mayor's Ride: Ride through Coronado led by Mayor Casey Tanaka takes off at 11 a.m. from Spreckels Park. Children must wear helmets and be accompanied by an adult.
- May 11 - Historic Home Tour: This year's Historic Home Tour will be Bicycle Friendly with help from the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, which is loaning the Historical Association and Visitor's Center special temporary bike parking racks for the event. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- May 12-16 – Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge: The City of Coronado is participating in the regional iCommute Bike to Work Corporate Challenge. Employees are encouraged to sign up.
- May 16 - Bike to Work Day Pit Stops: The Coronado Visitor's Center has partnered with the City of Coronado and the Navy to host a “pit stop” along the Bayshore Bikeway in Glorietta Bay Park in front of the Coronado Club Room and Boathouse. Freebies, snacks and T-shirts will be given out from 6 to 9 a.m. Holland's Bicycles is also sponsoring a “pit stop” on the Coronado Commuter Ferry.
- May 16 - Bike Safety Poster Contest Deadline: The Bicycle Advisory Committee, the City of Coronado and the Coronado Unified School District have partnered to host a Bike Safety Poster Contest for elementary students. All the schools in Coronado have been invited to participate. The theme this year is bicycle helmet safety. Entries are due May 16 and will be on display at the Recreation Center from May 19-23. A poster about the contest can be found on the City's website and includes more details.
- Ongoing - Videos and PSAs: Coronado Schools are working on Public Service Announcements, such as this one on Bicycle Helmets posted on Monday on eCoronado.
- June 1 - Coronado Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Cycling Festival: The Coronado Bicycle Rodeo and Safe Cycling Festival is being organized by the Coronado Bicycle Advisory Committee in conjunction with the Coronado Recreation Department and sponsored by the Optimist Club of Coronado and Holland's Bicycles. The second annual Rodeo and Bike Safety Festival will feature an opportunity to register bikes with help from the Coronado Police Department; learn basic bike maintenance skills; ride the bike safety course; and ways to earn prizes. It will be held at the small park next to the Coronado Yacht Club along Glorietta Bay near the Bayshore Bikeway.