Bike to Work Day
Bike to Work Day is held annually during California Bike Commute Week.
The goal is to encourage citizens to consider non-motorized methods of commuting to
work. Those who commute by bicycle are treated to a variety of information tables
and a continental breakfast. City of Modesto Rideshare hosts this event, with
participation from many local business and organizations.
Family Cycling Festival
This annual event occurs each May in downtown Modesto and in conjunction with
a professional bike race, the Modesto Downtown Criterium. Bicycle safety and education
are emphasized. The festival provides free entertainment, with BMX Stunt Shows, and
children's activities. This event is also hosted by the City of Modesto and participating
sponsors include numerous local businesses and organizations. Hundreds of helmets are
fitted by health professionals from local hospitals and given at no charge to local children.