City of Santa Clarita gears up for 2019 Bike to Work Day, Challenge, May 16, 2019.

Local Businesses Invited to Join the No-Pollute Commute on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Santa Clarita, Calif. – May is Bike month in Santa Clarita, and what better way to celebrate than by inviting local businesses and their employees to participate in the 16th annualBike to Work Day challenge, coming upon Thursday, May 16, 2019. The annual event prompts thousands of public and private employees statewide to join the no-pollute commute, by pledging to ride their bikes to work. 

The Santa Clarita Bike to Work Day challenge will be broken down into three categories: small businesses with two to 25 active employees, medium businesses with 26 to 100 active employees and large businesses with 100 or more active employees.

Participants who bike to work will be able to fuel up with free refreshments, giveaways and cycling tips at five different pit stops stationed across the City, including:  

·    City Hall, located at 23920 Valencia Boulevard

·    Bouquet Junction, located at the corner of Valencia Boulevard and Bouquet Canyon Road behind Chi-Chi’s Restaurant

·    South Fork Trail access, located at the corner of Newhall Avenue and 16th Street

·    Camp Plenty, Just off Soledad Canyon Road next to CVS Pharmacy

·    City Public Works yard, located at 25663 Avenue Stanford

In addition, Princess Cruises (24303 Town Center Drive) invites riders to stop by their pit stops as well.

Bike to Work Day participants will be entered into a local raffle for prizes including KHS bicycles, high-quality cycling gear, gift certificates, movie tickets and more. Riders must sign in at a pit stop or work with their employer to ensure their name is submitted for the raffle.

Interested businesses should designate a “lead rider” who will act as a point of contact and be responsible for registering their business for the Santa Clarita Bike to Work Day challenge. Lead riders should register online at GreenSantaClarita.com, and must submit a list of their company’s participating bicyclists by 1:00 p.m. on May 16 to Laura Jardine, City event coordinator for Bike to Work Day, at (661) 255-4376 or ljardine@santa-clarita.com.

Santa Clarita Transit and Metro will be offering FREE local rides to anyone with a bike and/or helmet. In addition, the City’s new PACE Bike Share program has offered $2 off for any rider that use the code BIKETOWORK. Any participants that register with PACE and confirm by showing the app on their phone at a pit stop have the chance to win ONE YEAR FREE rides with the bike share program!

For more information about Bike to Work Day, visit GreenSantaClarita.com. For additional information about cycling events taking place for Bike Month in Santa Clarita, including the Amgen Tour of California and more, visit BikeSantaClarita.com

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