Earn-a-Bike

This program is designed to increase bicycle ridership and reduce car trips in the region, and as a result, improve air quality. Anyone over 18 who lives or works in North Natomas may apply. Selected applicants participate in a 14-hour course on bike handling, maintenance, and road rules. We ask them to complete the course, plus a couple of follow-up surveys and a pledge to increase their trips made by bicycle. In return, we give them a $450 voucher towards a new bicycle.

 

Earn-a-Bike 2020 Application Period is Now Closed


Program Guidelines

  1. Any individual over the age of 18 years old may apply to participate in this program, providing the individual is a resident of North Natomas or an employee of a North Natomas business.
  2. Qualified applicants will be selected based on a review of their applications by a committee of staff and community members. Program spots are limited and applying does not guarantee enrollment.
  3. Each person will receive a bicycle voucher by completing the following:
    • Participate in ALL sessions of the 14-hour course that will include hands-on bike maintenance, bike handling, and traffic skills instruction. Course is held at Inderkum High School (2500 New Market Drive).
      • Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9 am – 2 pm
      • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
      • Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
      • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Pledge to increase trips made by bicycle.
    • Complete two follow-up surveys upon completion of program – one at 6 months and one at 12 months.
  4. Vouchers are valid April 7, 2020 - May 31, 2020 at select bike shops.
  5. Individuals are limited to participate in the program once every 5 years.
  6. Bikes will be available for use by participants during the course.

Things to Know

  • Application period: January 1, 2020 – February 29, 2020.
  • Application must be post marked by: February 29, 2020.
  • If selected, you will be notified via e-mail or phone.
  • If selected, confirmation of your attendance must be made by March 13, 2020.
  • Those placed on the waitlist will be notified the week of March 15, 2020, only if there is an open spot available.

 

 

 

 

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