TMACOG Bike Month 2021
A different kind of Bike Month
May is Bike Month! Once again TMACOG is celebrating Bike Month a little differently.
Bicycles are soaring in popularity and families are eager to learn where and how they can ride safely. In May, TMACOG supports recreational bicycle riders and works to encourage the use of bikes for commuting and errands with two challenges.
Take the Bike Trail Challenge
See more information about the bike trail challenge below. Then, download the trail log challenge form, check off your rides all month and send your form to TMACOG by June 4.
All participants will get a highly visible riding shirt (while supplies last) that tells motorists that bikes may use full lane. People who complete at least part of each of 13 trails in the challenge will also get Gohio Commute drawstring bag. Complete every section of the 13 trails (27 rides) in the challenge and you’ll get a set of Gohio Commute bike lights, too. Send a copy of the completed form to Lance Dasher, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to TMACOG, PO Box 9508, Toledo OH 43697-9508. While supplies last, substitutions may be necessary.
Find a smarter commute. During May, people who use their bicycles and/or public transit for errands and exercise and log those miles will qualify for special prizes.
1. Sign up at Gohiocommute.com. (Just signing up gets you a reflective wrist band.)
2. Start logging your trips on the webpage. Every bike or bike/bus combo trip earns 2 points. (All TARTA buses have bus racks.)
3. Win prizes
• 10 points: drawstring bag
• 20 points: bike light
• 40 points: bike helmet or cooler
Ride your bike back and forth to work and you could earn 40 points in 10 working days! At the end of May, TMACOG will mail out your reward. Even after Bike Month is over, people can still earn points and prizes for any transportation that is less polluting: take the bus, walk, ride a bike and log those trips. Gohio Commute is your way to find a carpool partner or meet up with fellow walkers or bike riders. All prizes are while supplies last. There may be substitutions.
We have a ton of biking related resources at our walking & biking page Check it out!
Ride of Silence 2021
The 12th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence is once again a virtual event.
NW Ohio Virtual Ride of Silence - Wednesday, May 19 at 6:45PM
This is a joint event for NW Ohio including Toledo, Bowling Green and Findlay with guest speakers from each city. After a short livecast, please take a solo ride or small group with adherence to COVID guidelines, to complete our 2021 Ride of Silence!
This annual ride remembers those injured or killed while cycling on the public roadways.
Learn more at wearetraffic.org.