With spring in the air, The City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission have proclaimed May 2010 as Bike Month, and May 3rd through 7th as Bike to Work Week.

Mayor Pougnet and the Palm Springs City Council urge everyone to bike to work or try cycling for fun, fitness or transportation. Participating cyclists should submit their “I Pledge to Bike” registration form online atwww.mydesert.com/yoursustainablecity (you might need to wait a few days before the link is up and running). Those who register the miles they intend to ride daily will be entered into a daily random drawing for a $100.00 gift certificate to Palm Springs Cyclery (official rules are available online).

Brett Klein, Vice-Chair of the Sustainability Commission, said, “Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need, without having to find extra time to work out. And this year, with gasoline prices as high as they are, biking to work really makes more sense than ever. So, on behalf of my fellow Sustainability Commissioners, I’m excited to support May 2010 as Bike Month and May 3 – 7 as Bike to Work Week in Palm Springs.”

Events include:

Saturday, May 1st
Sustainability Booth, biking info, trail maps, “I Pledge to Bike”
registration forms, safety tips and road rules, bike light & helmet giveaways, and a bicycling survey from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at Ruth Hardy Park

Sunday, May 2nd
Families, Friends, Clubs, Bike Enthusiasts, Every One – get on your bikes!
All Day – Any Time – Anywhere in Palm Springs and beyond.

Also there will be two organized group rides at the following locations:

  • Neighborhood Fun Ride; starts at Koffi on So. Palm Canyon at 8:00a.m.
  • GoBikeUSA Fun Ride; starts at Koffi on No. Palm Canyon at 8:30a.m.

Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, ‘Bike to Work Week’
Residents can sign the “I Pledge to Bike” registration form online starting May 1st at
www.mydesert.com/yoursustainablecity (click on the Palm Springs tab) and be entered to win a daily prize.

For more information on Bike Month activities, visit www.yoursustainablecity.com — or call the City’s GREEN Line at (760) 778-UGREEN (8473).

*all information provided by the Palm Springs Green Scene!