May is Bike Month is a campaign that takes place in the six-county Sacramento Region each year. The focus of our campaign is to promote bicycle use as a mode of transportation whether for running errands, commuting, riding recreationally, or working. We encourage people to get out of their cars and on their bikes year-round, but we make it a big deal every May so that as more people become energized and comfortable on their bicycles they will be more likely to replace a car trip with a bicycle trip year round. Fewer cars on the road improves air quality and reduce traffic congestion; and as more bike trips replace car trips, we expect to see a greater demand for investment in bicycling infrastructure and facilities.
- How can I edit my registration?
Click here to update your registration. This is also accessible via the Edit Profile link in the navigation bar. You must be logged in to access your data.
- I participated last year and can't login under the same email. What do I do?
Each year everyone must re-register on the site. Click on Register instead of Login; enter your email, home zip code and work zip code. If you have previously registered on the website the system will automatically populate your basic information from that previous registration. All you have to do is enter the number of miles you pledge to ride in May and confirm your information.
- How can I register my team to compete?
If not already listed in the Team/Club dropdown menu on the registration form, you may register your bike club or team by clicking the "Register your group" link below the dropdown menu. If you have already completed your individual registration but would now like to create a team, log in to the site and click the Edit Profile link in the navigation bar. Scroll down to the second half of the form to find the "Register your group" link. Be sure to inform your teammates that you have registered your team, and that they should visit the Edit Profile link and select the team name from the dropdown in order to assign themselves to it.
The website will assign your miles to both Employer,
Group and Individual (yourself) but they only count once
in the total.
- How can I register as an individual?
I am not employed and would like to participate.
the drop-down list of employers, select either:
- Self employed
- Why aren't my miles being counted in my employer/team
Employer and group totals are twice daily. Miles logged by individual users should reflect in their team/employer totals within 12 hours of posting.
- What if my email address is shared with someone else?
Our system uses emails as unique identifiers to track
individuals. You must have your own email address to
register. You can sign up for a free email address
at many services such as Yahoo!
Gmail (recommended) or MSN
Hotmail. If none of these work for your situation, you may use a fake email address in the format: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How can I register my kids in the Schools Challenge?
An adult (parent, guardian, school staff member, etc) must register as a normal user on the site, then attach one or more student registrations to their profile. This may be done during the registration process, or after the fact by logging in and clicking Edit Profile then Add/Edit Students. When you go to input your miles, a dropdown menu with both the adult's and students' names willl appear so that you can indicate who rode the mileage.
- What if my information has changed from last year?
If you are a member of a Sacramento Commuter Club, your current profile will be pulled from that system and used as the basis your May is Bike Month registration. You can update your profile at any time via either this Website or the Commuter Club site by clicking Edit Profile.
If you are not a member of Commuter Club, you will be able to register for both sites via this Website, and will have the opportunity to fill in all your correct updated information.
- How do I get my tshirt this year?
May is Bike Month t-shirts will be available to cyclists
again this year for free. Check events
You can also receive a t-shirt through your employer if your employer is a member of a Transportation Management Association.
- What if I don't want my name and mileage published?
Sorry, but all participants in the Million Mile Challenge (with the exception of students under the age of 18 participating in our Schools Challenge) agree to having their name, pledge, miles ridden, and employer name published on this site or other May is Bike Month promotional materials.
- Can I enter miles for days prior to the
date I registered?
Yes, you can change the date in the "Date Ridden:"
box and the miles will be recorded for the date entered.