MiBM in North Natomas Schools

North Natomas TMA’s MIBM campaign was extended to 10 area elementary and middle schools.  During the month 3,441 students participated by logging 50,395 miles.  A total of 57% of the total school enrollments participated, up from 53% in 2016. 

During the month-long promotion, all students were encouraged to log their miles and trips, and participants were rewarded with weekly prizes, and recognition was given for top class and rider.   All 10 North Natomas schools ranked within the top 13 schools in the region in the trips category, and top 15, in the miles category. 

To kick-off the month and encourage riding, NNTMA staff went out to school sites to do student assemblies and rallies, presented at staff meetings and even created an informational video for how to participate.  Check it out here.

The winning school in the region, Witter Ranch Elementary, had volunteers lead a daily “Bike Train” to school. 

May is also a very busy month for the NNTMA’s “Project Ride Smart,” a ten-hour bike safety course, which this year, was completed by 593 fifth graders during school hours.  Watch a short overview of the program here.


Spare the Air

High temperatures can contribute to an unhealthy air quality, but that isn't the only factor that triggers a Spare the Air Day. Spare the Air Days are announced when the AQI for ground-level ozone pollution is forecast to reach 126 or above.

Sign up for Spare the Air Alerts and ride the Flyer Shuttle for free when a Spare the Air Day is announced. Spare the Air Days are determined by 1 p.m. the day prior.


A/C Malfunctions

Throughout the summer, Sacramento Regional Transit big buses and smaller “neighborhood shuttles” will be used, instead of our regular Flyer Shuttles. This will continue for any afternoonthat temperatures are forecasted to reach 100 degrees or higher. Replacement bus usage will be determined by 12 p.m. the day prior. 

BE ALERT and look for your route displayed on approaching buses while waiting at your stop. 

RT Dispatch can be reached at 916-556-0259


MiBM in the North Natomas Community

Yet again, North Natomas excitedly saddled up to log miles towards the May is Bike Month campaign. The Club at Natomas Park team logged a total of 3,006 miles to add to the tally, while the team from the California Department of Consumer Affairs rode 4,698 miles towards the goal. The Natomas Unified School District faculty and staff got in on the action with a total of 2,147 miles in the saddle. In total, North Natomas residents and employees rode 47,735 miles in the month of May.

To kick the month off, the NNTMA organized the Know Your Bike Trail Celebration event. During the event, hundreds of people walked, rode, scooted and skated up and down the East Levee Drainage Canal Bike Trail. Local businesses and organizations set up shop along the trail to root on the participants and showcase their business. Also during this event, participants voted on an official name for this recently completed trail.

There’s much more to May is Bike Month than just logging miles. Bike Doc repaired a total of 123 bikes free of charge at events throughout the community. On an early Friday morning, our breakfast stop lured 38 riders on Bike to Work Day. In addition, our partnership with Bella Bru enticed people with tasty treats and free bike valet on Shop, Bike, Dine Day. Meanwhile, in cyberspace, our #31ReasonstoBike series encouraged and empowered our social media followers with the many positive benefits of riding a bicycle.


Earn-a-Bike Application Period Now Open

Are you ready to trade in some vehicle trips for miles in the saddle? The program is open to those 18 and over looking to use a bicycle to get to work, take their kids to school, visit friends, run errands…you name it. We want to help you swap your vehicle trips for bicycle trips.

The application period is July 1, 2017 – August 15, 2017.

Apply today!