Commuter Connection
Commute Connection #19

Cash Mob / Bike Show Next Sunday

-Free Bike Valet Parking

 -Door Prizes (bike and more)

 -E-bike test drives


 -Bike show

 -Group bike rides

The newly re-activated Pedal Stop, located on the northwest corner of Folsom's Historic District parking garage, will be the headquarters for October 16's Bike Show/Cash Mob in Folsom's Historic District.

Cyclists are invited to "spin and spend," making the case that being bicycle friendly is good for business.  

"Cyclists tend to have higher-than-average incomes and educational levels, facts that businesses should be aware of when thinking abut creating bike-friendly atmospheres," notes the Institute of Transportation Research and Education.

Folsom's Historic District has been transforming itself into a Bicycle Friendly Business District for the past two years as part of its plan to maintain it's Silver Designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community - a coveted designation by the League of American Bicyclists.

Cyclists visiting the District and participating in the Bike Show/Cash Mob will be able to test ride electric bicycles, visit with bicycle-related vendors, enjoy a free pedicab ride and stroll Sutter Street for discounts and special promotions.

To participate in the Cash Mob, organizers ask that cyclists spend a minimum of $10 - on food or merchandise - and return to the Pedal Stop with their receipts. Five participants will win cash prizes double what they spent, up to $100.

The Pedal Stop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The Bike Show will take place, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on the Folsom Station Plaza.  Bike test drives will be from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Door prizes will be drawn at 2 p.m. in the Plaza - must be present to win. Cash Mob winners will be drawn at 4:15 p.m.

Two group rides are planned (meet at Pedal Stop): 

9 a.m. - Folsom to Loomis

9:30 a.m.  Lake Natoma Loop

Free bike valet parking will be available at the Pedal Stop, which is across from the Historic Folsom Light Rail Station for this arriving by train.

Event Web site

Bike Friendly 50
Bike Month Newsletter #19

Trick or Tweed Ride - October 27

Join Iron Point Road commuters on Thursday, October 27th for a Trick or Tweed Ride starting at the intersection of Iron Point and Oak Ave at 12:30 p.m. ending at Phillip Cohn Park for a free picnic lunch.  Host employers and ride leaders:  Intel and Kaiser Permanente.

What is a Trick or Tweed Ride?  It's a group ride in which cyclists are encouraged to dress in either 1900 British cycling attire (tweed) or Halloween costumes. Just remember to keep safety in mind, and select a costume appropriate for cycling.

A costume must: a helmet.  But, it can be decorated!

The pace will be slow and will give participants a chance to explore some of Folsom's outstanding bike trails.  RSVP Here.


New Bike Racks on Sutter Street

Sutter Street in Folsom's Historic District has four new custom bike racks - each with a different scene depicting the history of Folsom.  The bike rack creation was a joint project with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, the 50 Corridor TMA and the City of Folsom.  Retired architect and Pioneer Village blacksmith Jerry Schroeder designed and forged the racks.  Placement of the racks was determined by Folsom cycling advocates.

Thanks El Dorado Hills!

Thanks El Dorado Hills residents who donated bicycles to the TMA during Saturday's Community Clean Up Day.  The bicycles will be refurbished by Dave's Bicycle Repair in Folsom and placed in the TMA's bike fleet for use in our bicycle education program.  Others with gently-used bicycles (children or adult) who would like to donate them to the TMA can contact us for drop off locations - email



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