Temecula to celebrate Bike to Work Day

Temecula is celebrating Bike to Work Day Wednesday, May 15. Courtesy photo

TEMECULA ─ May is National Bike Month and the city of Temecula would like to encourage community members to get on their bikes and ride. In an effort to promote bicycling in our community, the city has designated Wednesday, May 15, as Bike to Work Day in Temecula. Active employees are more alert, take fewer sick days and are proven to be more productive.

Temecula encourages local commuters interested in biking to give it a try. To learn more about Temecula bike lanes, trails, safety tips and more, visit www.hikebiketemecula.org. We would like to make local commuters aware and ask for extra caution while driving to work, as there will be an increased number of cyclists on city streets.

“We hope you will join us and take part in this year’s Bike to Work Day. With over 97 miles of bike lanes and close to 22 miles of trails, the city is proud to be able to provide many well-defined trails and bikeways for our community to get active and stay healthy,” Mayor Mike Naggar said.

“Trails and bike routes improve the quality of life for residents of Temecula, offer alternatives, accommodate recreational enjoyment, and increase the value and connectedness of our community all while helping the city meet its sustainable goals,” Mayor Pro Tem Stew Stewart said.

“The city of Temecula is in the process of finalizing the design and environmental documents for the Santa Gertrudis Creek Pedestrian/Bicycle Trail Extension. Keep an eye out for construction to begin in 2020 that will connect the trail ending at Ynez Road over to the trail along Murrieta Creek ending at Diaz and Winchester Road. Get out there and bike, Temecula,” Councilmember Zak Schwank said.

For more information on Bike to Work Day, visit www.hikebiketemecula.org or call (951) 694-6480.

Submitted by city of Temecula.