In this issue...

 ...  Flyer Etiquette  ...  On Your Mark, Get Set, BINGO!  ...  Take the Don’t Exhaust Me Pledge  ...  Food Trucks + $5 Helmets = An Excellent Thursday Night  ...  Find Your Community in 2015: Try our Neighborhood Rides  ...  Bike Rebate is Cruising Through May  ...  Tale of Two Clinics  ...  Alternate Route for Interstate 80 Weekend Construction Work  ... 


Bike Rebate Application

Don't Exhaust Me

Bike Ride Schedule


Food Truck Mania

80 Across the Top


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Flyer Etiquette

Today, we give you a few reminders on basic shuttle manners and etiquette for new, and not-so-new Flyer riders.

  • One man’s trash is not always another’s treasure. Please, take it all with you when you depart.
  • Keep it classy, North Natomas, and watch your language. We are a close-knit community shuttle with a strong bias against unsavory language.
  • Phone home? Please keep your bus mate in mind by keeping calls quiet and to a minimum.
  • One fare, one seat. This means anything without a pulse (purse, backpack, giant stuffed animal) needs to be on your lap or under your seat.
  • The smell of bus in the morning is better than any other - including heavy wafts of perfume or cologne. Spritz or splash after you’ve stepped off!
  • To sit or to stand? That is the question. Feel free to turn over your seat to elderly or disabled persons but refrain from demanding others to give up their seats for you.
  • All aboard efficiently! We ask that you have your ticket ready when you board so that you and your fellow shuttle riders get to work on time.
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On Your Mark, Get Set, BINGO!

Add the element of fun to your commute and join our Flyer BINGO game, starting on Monday, April 6th. Just ride the flyer and check to see which call numbers are posted on the a.m. and p.m. routes. Then, snap a pic of your winning BINGO card and share it:

We'll verify your card and give prizes to the first five players to win! So, if you like winning prizes for doing what you already do, just sign up at NNTMA.org to receive your BINGO card.

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Take the Don’t Exhaust Me Pledge

You are what you breathe. Let that sink in as you think of all the idling cars waiting to drop off and pick up students each day at school. These cars are producing pollution that students have to walk through to get to class. Here are some startling facts from the Colorado Lung Association.

  • 1 minute of idling produces more carbon monoxide than 3 packs of cigarettes!
  • Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children and the largest cause of school absences.
  • Excessive exposure to air pollution can damage children’s developing lungs.
  • Asthma is the 3rd leading cause of hospitalization among children under 15.

Do your part to improve the air around your school - reduce school traffic. Take part in our “Don’t Exhaust Me Pledge” by walking or biking to school either from home or with the Walking School Bus at your school. Live too far to walk? Park at least three blocks away and walk the rest in.

Return your signed pledge to your school’s Walk & Bike to School program table to receive your “Don’t Exhaust Me” pin. Wear your pin with pride knowing you’re doing your part to make the air a little cleaner for those around you.

Take the pledge here.

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Food Trucks + $5 Helmets = An Excellent Thursday Night

Why not pair mouth-watering food with low-cost bike helmets? Why not, indeed! Pop on over to the North Natomas Library on Thursday, April 16th after work for the SactoMofo Food Truck Mania event (5-8 p.m.) and get an added bonus of brand new helmets, on sale for $5 by the NNTMA. Music, kids activities and a book sale will also be on the docket for the evening!

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Find Your Community in 2015: Try our Neighborhood Rides

If you like seeing the world without a window blocking your view; and if you like popsicles, baked goods and getting your sweat on, then you will love our Neighborhood Rides! We have a total of seven refreshing rides lined up for you in 2015, including a 3-day epic bike trek not to be missed!

These rides are made up of riders of all types and levels, so no matter what your pace, you’ll have a buddy or two riding right along side you!

Check the online line-up for details and schedule. Most rides depart from our offices at 1918 Del Paso Road at 8:30 a.m. Always bring water, a helmet, and an extra bike tube. No need to RSVP – just show up! Rides begin in April.

Want some velo-spiration? Watch the goTOGETHER: Neighborhood Bike Rides video.

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Bike Rebate is Cruising Through May

NNTMA’s Bike Rebate Program may be just the right opportunity for you to get ready for spring riding.  Apply now for your opportunity to receive a rebate for a percentage of the cost of a new bike or accessory. Don’t procrastinate; rebates are given on a first come, first served basis. Applications are available online and may be submitted via info@nntma.org or mailed to 1918 Del Paso Rd, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95834.

A committee of staff and community members reviews all applications, and notifies recipients of their awarded rebate. Additionally, all rebate recipients will be required to attend a cycling clinic before a check will be issued.

Visit NNTMA.org for rebate guidelines and application. 

Questions?  Contact the Julie at 419-9955.

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Tale of Two Clinics

Get ready for May is Bike Month with these FREE bicycle clinics!

NNTMA Bike Clinic: Monday, April 6th

Taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor, this clinic can help you learn how to cycle safely and predictably, navigate the rules of the road, determine good travel routes, and choose proper clothing and gear for your rides. Clinic will be held at the NNTMA office, 1918 Del Paso Rd, Suite 100 starting at 6 p.m.

Natomas Bike Shop Bike Clinic: Wednesday, April 8th

This clinic will teach basic bike maintenance, technique and more - like the quintessential skill of changing a tire! The clinic starts at 6 p.m. so mark your calendar and bring a friend. For more information, call the Natomas Bike Shop at (916) 641-8640.

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Alternate Route for Interstate 80 Weekend Construction Work

80 Across the Top project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is urging motorists to use the eastbound Capital City Freeway (aka Business 80) as an alternate route to avoid delays during this weekend’s scheduled 55-hour closures on eastbound Interstate 80 in North Sacramento.

Caltrans will reduce eastbound Interstate 80 to two lanes and close ramp access at the Winters Street on-ramp and Longview Drive off-ramp from 10 p.m. Friday, March 20 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 23 due to mainline construction work. Traffic is expected to be very heavy eastbound throughout the “80 Across the Top” project from Interstate 5 to Watt Avenue.

For additional project information including detours go to www.80AcrossTheTop.com. For the latest highway traffic news, follow Caltrans District 3 on Twitter and Facebook.

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Mission Statement:
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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