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Bike Events

Bicycling in Modesto

The Modesto area is a great place to enjoy bicycling as both a recreational activity, and as an alternative means of transportation to commute to work.

We have two community events that occur in May to promote bicycle safety, bicycle commuting, and demonstrate how bicycling can become a viable form of transportation in decreasing traffic and parking congestion, and help improve air quality.

In additional the City of Modesto promotes a Rideshare program to City employees.  The goal is to decrease single-car commutes, which results in cleaner, healthier air and less traffic congestion.

For more information contact Megan Distaso at

Bike to Work Day Event

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 businesses and organizations.

Click here for the Bike to Work Flyer

Family Cycling Festival and Event Schedule

This annual event occurs each May in downtown Modesto and occurs 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 including numerous local businesses and organizations. Hundreds of helmets are fitted by healthcare professionals from local hospitals and given at no charge to local children.

Click here for the Family Cycling Festival Flyer
Click here for the Family Cycling Festival Event Schedule