Take Your Bike to Work Week 2016

Welcome to VCTC’s Bike Week Hub – your source for information and resources on Take Your Bike to Work Week 2016!

May 16-20, VCTC and the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District invite you to swap your car for a bike and pedal to work. A bike commute is good for your health, good your wallet and great for our environment.  And this year, we’ll make your ride even more rewarding with these fun prizes and activities:

Cyclists Ride Free on VCTC – From May 16-20, bring a bike on board any blue VCTC bus and ride for free!
Learn more.  Bike storage space on board VCTC buses is limited, so cyclists are encouraged to arrive early and be prepared to lock their bike at the stop if necessary

Pledge and Win Prizes – Pledge to ride your bike to work just once from May 16-20 and you will be entered into our Bike Week drawing. Prizes include a Fitbit, a GPS device, 3 $100 VISA gift cards and a $500 gift certificate for a new bike.
Pledge to ride today.

Pit Stops – We’ll host three pit stops during Bike Week to support riders on their way to work. Pedal over to enjoy refreshments, free bike tune-ups and fun giveaways at locations in Ventura, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks.
Details here

Social Media Photo Contest – Post a photo of yourself and your bike to Facebook or Instagram and tag VCTC by Friday, May 20, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a commuter friendly folding bike.

Bike Week Outreach Tools

Want to encourage your employees, co-workers, friends or family to bike to work? Check out these helpful resources.

Social Media
Bike Week - Pledge & Win graphic English  
Bike Week - Cyclists Ride Free graphic English  
Bike Week - Photo Contest graphic English  
Videos
Prepping for the Ride English  
Apps
VCTC Bikeways App iPhone Android
Fliers
Bike Week Events & Contests
Eventos y Concursos de la Semana Ciclista
English Español

How to Prepare for Bike Week
Cómo Prepararse para la Semana Ciclista

English Español
Cyclists Ride VCTC Free May 16-20!
¡Los Ciclistas Viajan Gratis por VCTC del 16-20 de Mayo!
English Español
How to Bring Your Bike on VCTC

Cómo Transportar Su Bicicleta por VCTC

English Español
Posters
Bike Week Events & Contests English Español
Map
Ventura County Bike Map Map  
Printable Pledge Cards
2016 Bike Week Pledge Card
Tarjeta de Promesa de la Semana Ciclista 2016
English Español
Email
Bike Week Email Template
Plantilla de Correo Electrónico de la Semana Ciclista
English Español
Bike Week Email Graphic English  

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VCTC’s Commuter Services program is your one-stop shop for rideshare information in Ventura County.  You’re just steps away from saving money, reducing stress, and taking the hassle out of getting to work. 

When you register with VCTC Commuter Services, our commute specialists will prepare a FREE customized RideGuide tailored to your lifestyle.  Your RideGuide will include a list of potential carpools and vanpools, bus information, Park & Ride locations, and bike commute partners – all customized to your home and work locations as well as your typical work schedule.  Your home address will never be released by VCTC. 

Register Now

Carpool

Organizing a carpool is easy with your Commuter Services RideGuide.  Simply contact one or more of the commuters identified in your RideGuide to begin sharing the ride, saving money, and preserving the environment.

Learn more about carpooling by visiting the Carpooling Basics page.

Vanpool

A vanpool is a great option for Ventura County residents with longer commutes.  Your RideGuide will list existing vanpools in your area.  Plus, your employer may be able to help organize a vanpool with fellow employees.  

CalVans
(866) 655-5444
http://www.calvans.org/

Enterprise
(800) VAN-4-WORK
http://www.enterpriserideshare.com/vanpool/en.html

vRide
(800) VAN-RIDE (826-7433)
http://www.vride.com/

Bike

Cycling to work allows you to fit regular exercise into your everyday work routine.  It’s an ideal option for commuters who live within five miles of their workplace.  Commuters with a longer trip can still enjoy bicycling as part of their commute - try combining bicycling with bus or train travel. Bicycle commuters can now enjoy attractive tax benefits as well.

Walk

If you live close enough to work to walk, why bother with a car?  Walking offers great exercise and is the ultimate pollution-free commute.

Bus

While many VISTA routes are tailored to the needs of commuters, local transit providers (Camarillo Area Transit, Gold Coast Transit, Moorpark City Transit, Ojai Trolley, Simi Valley Transit, and Thousand Oaks Transit) offer reliable service within their individual communities as well. A Go Ventura Bus Pass allows you to ride transit throughout Ventura County with a single pass.

Metrolink

Metrolink’s Ventura County Line links Ventura County with the greater Los Angeles area via stations at East Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Northridge, Van Nuys, Burbank (Bob Hope Airport), Burbank (Downtown), Glendale, and Los Angeles Union Station.