May is National Bike Month, and the MCBC, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, has put together a number of cool events and programs to highlight cycling for transportation, health and fun. Kicking it all off and running for a full three months is the Route 5 Passport program.
The Route 5 Passport is a very cool rewards program for bike riders who take Route 5 in central Marin. Route 5?, you may ask. What’s that? Well, it’s the bicycle route that roughly parallels 101 starting at the Golden Gate Bridge and heading north through Marin County. The Route 5 Passport program is a coupon- and special-offer book for riders to use throughout Marin (not just along route 5) at almost 100 different businesses.
Here’s how it works: Ride your bike to any of the participating businesses and present them with your Passport, which you can pick up at any bike shop in Marin as well as at every participating business. The discounts are great, and it’s a true incentive to ride instead of using your car.
Here are all of the participating businesses with post numbers I’ve featured in 365 Things to Do in Marin in Route 5 Passport: #1 Rafael Film Center; #3 Rulli’s; #19 Marin Coffee Roasters; #25 Donut Alley; #26 M & G; #37 The Left Bank; #68 Burritoville Cafe; #84 Hummingbird Cafe; #85 Fat Angel Bakery; #98 Pizza Orgasmica.
Where: Along Bike Routes throughout Marin
When: May 1 – July 31, 2011