In this issue...

 ...  Spare the Air Season  ...  Teens Opt for the “Auto Shop Alternative”  ...  We’ll Keep You Up to Date on Traffic Impacts  ...  Movies in the Park  ...  Three Days, Two Wheels and Time to Unwind  ...  Fifth Graders Take to the Streets  ...  We Flexed our MIBM Muscles!  ...  Keep in Touch - Instagram  ... 


Spare the Air

Movies in the Park

Emigrant Trails Bike Trek

goTOGETHER: Project Ride Smart

NNTMA on Instagram

May is Bike Month Recap

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Spare the Air Season

Did you know that our Flyer Shuttle is free on Spare the Air days? Spare the Air days are announced the afternoon prior via SparetheAir.com and @ShuttleUpNNTMA when the AQI is projected to reach 127 and above.

Due to drought and record-breaking heat and wind, this season has been a challenging one in terms of the quality of water and air. Gain health-wise information about Sacramento’s environmental conditions by signing up for Spare the Air Alerts. Also, be sure to take a look at all the things you can do to help Spare the Air everyday.


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Teens Opt for the “Auto Shop Alternative”

We are very proud to announce a ground-breaking addition to the curriculum taught at North Natomas’ Inderkum High School -- Bike Tech.

Similar to auto shop, Bike Tech is an elective course sponsored by the NNTMA that will teach high-schoolers the ins and outs of bike mechanics. By the end of the semester-long course, the kids will know how to disassemble, assemble, repair and troubleshoot multiple kinds of bicycles.

This summer kicks off the pilot course and if successful, the class will be offered in the fall of the 2014/2015 school year.

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We’ll Keep You Up to Date on Traffic Impacts

Between the demolition of the K Street Mall and the construction of the Entertainment & Sports Center (replacing the mall), the downtown area will be in fluctuating states of construction, and therefore traffic. 

It is our mission to stay informed of project and traffic updates, and share with our community how these could affect Flyer Shuttle routes. We will share news via our e-newsletters, NNTMA.org and @ShuttleUpNNTMA on Twitter. Please check in on these channels regularly, or when you have questions.

Riders are encouraged to take advantage of the RT Tracker system and sign up for text/e-mail alerts.

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Movies in the Park

It’s summertime in Sacramento and that means outdoor movies, including right here in North Natomas. So get your brigade together, jump on your bikes and enjoy your neighborhood as you cruise to catch a flick.

Movies in the Park 2014, hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Ashby and located at the North Natomas Regional Park, will have three nights of your favorite animated movies with free popcorn and free bike valet! Those who arrive on two wheels get a free prize so grab your helmets, blankets and bike lights and prepare to “Let it Go!”

Natomas at Nite: Movies in the Park - North Natomas Regional Park at 8pm

6/27: Monsters University
7/25: Surf’s Up
8/29: Frozen

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Three Days, Two Wheels and Time to Unwind

Escape the heat in the valley this summer and mark your calendar for the Emigrant Trails Bike Trek, happening September 5-7th. You can expect fresh mountain air, new and old friends, and a bike adventure like none other.

On this journey, participants receive freshly prepared catered food, themed bike stops, and nightly entertainment. Who wouldn’t hitch their bike trailer to that kind of fun? NNTMA's team, the Natomas Flyers, wants more people to join us for this fantastically fun weekend.

Register here, or contact Abbey for more information.

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Fifth Graders Take to the Streets

Our latest GoTOGETHER video is up! Take a 5 minute video break and peek into the lives of North Natomas 5th graders as they gain hands-on experience with Project Ride Smart. What is PRS, you ask? It’s a 10-hour driver’s education program, but for kids on bikes!

Learn more about the program and watch testimonies from students, teachers, and instructors on the benefits of PRS.

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We Flexed our MIBM Muscles!

We came. We rode. We conquered. The numbers are in, and at a total of 1.9 million miles ridden in the Sacramento region, we were only a heartbeat away from meeting the 2 million mile goal for May is Bike Month this year.

Once again, North Natomas showed up for the challenge with bike bells on and made us proud of our community’s pedal power. For starters, our participating North Natomas schools totaled just a hair shy of 60,000 miles on the road and also landed in the top 5 for schools in the entire region. High five, indeed!

Here are some more North Natomas stats:

The Club at Natomas Park: 7,417 miles
Heritage Park: 908 miles
Department of Consumer Affairs: 1,797 miles
North Natomas employers: 6,199 miles

Visit MayisBikeMonth.com for full listing of top riders in the region.

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Keep in Touch - Instagram

According to Instagram, there are an average of 60 million photos uploaded each day. With all of the beauty and awesome community activity in North Natomas, it's no surprise that we contribute to those uploads. Selfies, mini-shuttles, and behind the scenes fun is what you'll find at @nntma on Instagram.

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The North Natomas Transportation Management Association is a nonprofit organization with the mission to foster transportation behaviors that enhance placemaking in our community through advocacy, programs, education, and services.

1918 Del Paso Rd, Ste 100 | Sacramento, CA 95834 | 916-419-9955 | info@nntma.org


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