A friendly challenge is one of the most fun reasons to be riding your bike. Register yourself or your team of four to 12 riders on www.PierceTrips.com and start logging your bike trips throughout the month. Bicyclists who log ten or more trips will be eligible to win exciting prizes such as $100 to REI or Old Town Bike, $50 to Tacoma Bike or Dick's Sporting Goods, and Team Pizza parties!
Around Pierce County you will find many organized events to help you log more trips. Kick off bike month in style and stop by the 11th Annual Bike Swap at University of Puget Sound on Saturday, April 27 and find your next sweet ride, teach your kid to navigate a bike obstacle course, and learn how to load a bike on a bus rack.
Throughout May, you can participate in events such as:
If you’re interested in a leisurely ride, check out the multi-use paths such as the Scott Piersen Trail in Tacoma, Cushman Trail in Gig Harbor, and the Foothills Trail covering Puyallup, Orting and Buckley.
Live in Tacoma? Downtown: On the Go! has some great resources for folks interested in bicycling. Try out a new bike route with a bike buddy, purchase an affordable helmet and find out where and how to safely store your bike on their Bike Resources page.
Follow Pierce Trips on Facebook and Twitter and post your favorite bike moments with the tag #BikeMonth and #PierceTrips for a chance to win additional prizes!
Do you carpool to work, ride the bus to the grocery store, or bike to your friends’ house? Logging any smart trip on the Pierce Trips Calendar will count toward your Milestone Rewards. Opt for a smart trip instead of driving alone, log your trips, and earn rewards as you reach new levels. What’s a smart trip? Any trip that replaces a drive-alone trip such as walk, bike, carpool, vanpool, bus, Sounder train, Link Light Rail, compressed workweek and telecommute.