VCTC and VCAPCD Rolling Out Bike to Work Week 2015

May 7, 2015

Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and Ventura County Air Pollution Control District (VCAPCD) are rewarding cyclists in Ventura County’s Bike to Work Week 2015 with a chance to win great prizes such as a new bike, cycling GPS, Kindle, and cell phone bike mounts.

The campaign, which runs May 11-15, promotes the benefits of bicycle commuting and gives cyclists an opportunity to win valuable prizes, take part in “pit stops,” get a free bike tune-up, and more.

VCTC and VCAPCD will be hosting public “pit stops” at or near the city halls in Camarillo, Oxnard, Simi Valley, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks. Free bike tune-ups courtesy of local bike shops will be offered, as will breakfast refreshments, bike-related giveaways, and informational materials.  

“Bike to Work Week is a great time to work more activity into your daily routine,” noted VCTC Executive Director Darren Kettle. “By combining something you do every day – like commuting to work – with a healthy and environmentally friendly activity such as biking, you can reap so many benefits, both physically and financially.”

Bike to Work Week is the centerpiece of National Bike Month, which is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists.  National Bike Month and Bike to Work Week represent key opportunities to demonstrate the benefits of bicycling as well as its enduring popularity.

“Biking is a great way to make your lifestyle more active, both at home and at work,” Kettle added. “Once you’ve tried it, we think you’ll agree that it’s a great alternative to sitting behind the wheel day after day.”