Every year, Santa Clarita employers engage in friendly competition to see who can get the most employees to bike to work. This year’s Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 17, 2018, during Bike Week Santa Clarita, which will include several bike-related events. Businesses with the highest participation rate in each category – small, medium and large – will win a gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice and a free smoothie from Juice It Up – Santa Clarita for all the business team members who ride.
There are three categories of competition:
-Small Business (2-25 employees) Prize – $75 Gift Certificate to restaurant of choice & free Juice It Up smoothie
-Medium Business (26-100 employees) Prize – $150 Gift Certificate to restaurant of choice & free Juice It Up smoothie
-Large Business (over 100 employees) Prize- $250 Gift Certificate to restaurant of choice & free Juice It Up smoothie
Businesses should designate a “lead rider” who will be responsible for registering their business, encouraging co-workers to ride, and act as the point of contact. Each lead rider is required to submit a list of cyclists who are riding by May 17, 2018 to Laura Jardine at email@example.com or by pledging each rider online. These names will be entered into the city’s raffle for prizes. The prizes include KHS bicycles, gift certificates, quality cycling gear, movie tickets, and more.
Santa Clarita Transit and Metrolink are offering free rides for anyone on local routes who have bikes and/or helmets.
Five bicycle pit stops, hosted by the City of Santa Clarita and local bike shops, will be stationed throughout the city with snacks, giveaways and raffles to help riders fuel up on their car-free commute. The city has teamed up with Bicycle Johns, Valley Bicycles, and Performance Cyclery to host the following pit stops, which will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on May 17, 2018:
-City Hall – 23920 Valencia Boulevard
Hosted by the City of Santa Clarita
-Bouquet Junction (Valencia Blvd. & Bouquet Cyn Rd.) – Behind Chi Chi’s
Hosted by Performance Cyclery
-Trail access at Camp Plenty & Soledad Canyon
Hosted by Bicycle Johns
-Trail access at Newhall Avenue & 16th Street
Hosted by the Valley Bicycles
-City Public Works Yard – 25663 Avenue Stanford Hosted by City of Santa Clarita
Visit them at 24303 Town Center Drive – behind Soup Plantation in courtyard
-The Paseo Club
Visit them at 27650 Dickason Drive
The Santa Clarita Valley Bicycle Coalition Official Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SCVBicycleCoalition/
Los Angeles County Metro information http://bikesantaclarita.com/
Plan your route on City of Santa Clarita’s trails and find out about other bike events
Get bicycling directions on Google Maps www.la-bike.org Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
www.performancecyclery.com or Bicycle John’s – Local bike shops that service & repair all types of bicycles
www.khsbicycles.com KHS manufactures road, track, mountain, tandem, folding, cruiser, and youth bicycles.
City’s environmental resource
Call the city at (661) 286-4098 with additional questions. To register your business or organization for Bike to Work Day, register online or contact Laura Jardine at 661-255-4376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.