Sac Region Surpasses Million Mile Mark

In the Sacramento region, 7,125 bike riders have been logging their miles on the May is Bike Month website with the goal of collectively reaching 1,000,000 miles for the month. With 5 days left in the month, we surpassed the mark yesterday; congrats everyone! Those million miles reduced smog-forming oxides of nitrogen by over 5,000 pounds, saved approximately 18,000 gallons of gas, and saved cyclists nearly $45,000 (assuming $2.50 per gallon).

Fun fact: Did you know one bicyclist riding a mile instead of driving is the same as turning off a 100-watt light bulb for eight hours?

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