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Pictured above is Jacob Mathew, Dennee Alcala, David Jones, Brent Green, David German, Nancy Escalier, Ann Piersall, Erin Noesser, Serena Johnson, Gayle Rosander, and April Eagan.
In May 2016, agencies and community members across the Eastern Sierra joined together to participate inBike Month.
Bike Month is a national event to promote biking for transportation to reduce greenhouse gas emission and promote public health.
The local Eastern Sierra Bike Month was hosted by Great Basin Air Pollution Control District (GBAPCD) and supported by a planning committee including Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inyo County Health and Humans Services, U.S. forest Service, Caltrans and City of Bishop staff. The goal of the local challenge was to promote cycling and walking in the Eastern Sierra for transportation, fun and fitness.
Community members of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties were invited to participate in the challenge through a national challenge hosted online. Each participant created a profile and logged their miles for biking and walking as transportation miles or recreation miles.
The local Bike Month challenge has 84 active participants who rode a total of 9,213 miles in the month of May.
On June 2, GBAPCD presented awards at a lunchtime celebration hosted at the Caltrans District 9 office. Ann Piersall, Bike Challenge coordinator with GBAPCD, started the presentation thanking participants and noting the success of the challenge.
"This year over 2,400 miles were ridden for transportation by community members during the challenge. We look forward to expanding Bike Month in the future to promote cycleing for transportation, recreation and working to help create connected and healthy communities."
Caltrans District 9 Director Brent Green, an avid cyclist, presided over the awards. The individual award category was presented to David German, for both the most transportation miles ridden and the most days ridden. German rode more than 250 miles on his bike for transporation in the month of May. The agency award catagory was presented to Toiyabe Indian Health Project for the highest percent employee participation (17 people) and the most transportation miles ridden (583 miles).
The Toiyabe Community Wellness Program is now exploring a bike share program for the Bishop area. Toiyabe is soliciting information from residents on the interest that the community has for a bike share program. Those who are intereste in joining this effor or for more information, contact Katie Larsen at (760) 873-8851.
A big Thank You goes out to all of the participants and agencies that encouraged their employees to participate.
If you have any questions about biking in District 9, please contact Jacob Mathew, Caltrans District 9 bicycle coordinator
Back to District 9 bicycle page.
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