Cycling commuters. Photo courtesy of SANDAG

Just in time for “Bike to Work Day” on Thursday, a new version of the San Diego Region Bike Map — featuring more than 1,500 miles of bikeway in the county — has been released.

An interactive digital version of the bike map is available online at iCommuteSD.com/BikeMap. The map shows users the available bikeways including steep routes, transit connections, and more than 60 bike locker locations available to bike commuters throughout the region.

The free map from the San Diego Association of Governments was last updated in 2015. Since that time, an additional 200 mikes of bikeway have been added.

Over the next few weeks, the SANDAG iCommute team will distribute maps to San Diego area bike shops and other bike groups. Maps are also available by mail by contacting iCommute@sandag.org.

The map is made available as thousands are expected to take to the pedals to “GO by BIKE” throughout the San Diego region for Bike to Work Day.

Registered Bike to Work Day participants will be greeted by volunteers at 100 pit stops in the region, where they will receive a free t-shirt, refreshments, snacks, and encouragement. Various stops will offer extra incentives such as free bike repairs, bike tune-ups, and breakfast. To register, visit iCommuteSD.com.

People planning on biking to work on Bike to Work Day this Thursday can turn on the pit stop layer on the interactive map to plot their course, or view the pit stop map outlining the 100 Bike to Work Day pit stop locations which will be open from 6-9 a.m.

BIKE TO WORK PIT STOPS OF INTEREST:

CENTRAL

— Qualcomm: 5717 Pacific Center Blvd., located at the NW corner of Lusk Blvd. and Pacific Center Blvd., Sorrento Valley (social media photo booth, music, and giveaways)

–San Diego Zoo and City of San Diego – Therapeutic Recreation Services: In the parking lot by the carousel, just off Zoo Place and Park Boulevard (zero waste and plastic-free pit stop, and green prizes; snacks, music, games, and interaction with zoo animals)

–SportRx: 5076 Santa Fe Street, Suite A, San Diego (the 2017 Bike to Work Day favorite pit stop; free coffee, donuts, and giveaways from multiple vendor booths)

–Think Blue, Cardamom Café & Bakery, North Park Main Street, and SANDAG GO by BIKE: 2977 Upas Street, San Diego
(refreshments, baked goods, live music and giveaways)

–UC San Diego: Town Square Plaza on campus, one block north of Gilman Drive, near the intersection of Myers Drive and Rupertus Lane, La Jolla (expected to be the largest pit stop, free breakfast buffet and onsite minor bike repairs

–U.S. Coast Guard San Diego: 2710 North Harbor Drive, San Diego (helicopter and small boats on display)

NORTH

City of Carlsbad: Located at Frazee Beach, at the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue, Carlsbad (music, giveaways, and an ocean view)

–City of Vista, Haro Bike & Alpha Bike: 200 Civic Center Dr., Vista, in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Alta Vista Drive, Vista (“Wellness on the Way to Work” pit stop with pastries, giveaways, and collection of Bike to Work Day t-shirts circa 1994)

SOUTH

–City of Chula Vista, Living Coast Discovery Center, and UTC Aerospace: At the corner of E Street and Bay Boulevard next to the Bayshore Bikeway (snacks, drinks, and encounters with native wildlife)

San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce & SANDAG GO by BIKE: Located at the San Ysidro Trolley Station, 723 East San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro

–Alianza por la Movilidad Activita will have a pit stop on the Mexican side of the border for those who bike across the PedWest entry

EAST

Grossmont College: Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, on the corner of the existing bike path near the southbound State Route 125 on-ramp, just outside of campus (music, tapas, games, and bike maintenance assistance)

Bike to Work Day 2018 is sponsored by Discover Bike and Think Blue San Diego, and supported by: Chipotle Mexican Grill, GoGo squeeZ, RX Bar, Suja Juice, City of San Diego, Cal Coast Bicycles, Cycle Quest, Moment Bicycles, Poway Bicycles, Revolution Bike Shop, Velofix Mobile Bike Shop, LimeBike, Mobike, Ofo, and San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.

The San Diego Region Bike Maps are a free resource provided by SANDAG and paid for with federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality funds.

–Staff

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