In this issue...

A New Trail Party! You’re invited!  ...  May is Bike Month - Get Up to Speed  ...  Calling All Champions  ...  Low-Cost Helmet Sale  ...  2016 Shuttle Changes To Remain In Effect  ...  Have Wrench, Will Travel  ...  Mark Your Calendar For 2016's Neighborhood Rides  ...  Get Your Brain in Gear  ...  No Bike Rack?!?  ... 


A New Trail Party! You’re invited!

Strap on your sneakers, grab your family and friends, and let's hit the trail!

The NNTMA is excited to present an open trail event on Sunday, May 1st from 2-4pm.

The Know Your Spine Trail Celebration is pedestrian-cycling-scooting-family-dog friendly! This is an open trail event, meaning you can hop on and off anywhere you'd like, perhaps even right at the end of your street. All ages are welcome and encouraged to explore this newly completed 4-mile trail that runs north-south from Elkhorn Boulevard to Airport Road. 

Hosted stations will be set up along the trail with music, prizes and refreshments.

The completion of this trail has been several years in the making. Celebrating this community asset with friends, family and neighbors is sure to be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

For full map, visit: NNTMA.org/KnowYourSpine


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May is Bike Month - Get Up to Speed

The time is upon us: badges, socks, shirts, parties and the ultimate riding goal. Yes, it’s time for MiBM and if you want in, sign up now at MayisBikeMonth.com. Need all of the biking information you can get? Read more on the MiBM in North Natomas webpage.

Mark you calendar for the following MiBM events:

May 12th Capitol BikeFest: Join up with our bicycling entourage, which will be departing from the NNTMA office at 10:30 a.m. for a fun ride to the Capitol for this annual event.

May 19th Food Truck Mania: FREE bike valet at the North Natomas Library from 5 - 8 p.m.

May 20th Bike to Work (and Errands) Day: Hosted breakfast stop for bicyclists from 6 - 9 a.m. at the East Entrance of Sleep Train Arena on Truxel Road.

May 28th Bike to Bella Bru:  Utilize the FREE bike valet and get a free espresso drink, coffee or pastry from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

All Month Long: Teachers and kids, log your miles at your school for fun and prizes.

Need more destination inspiration? Follow #31PlacestoRide on Facebook and Twitter.

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Calling All Champions

Are you engaged with your community and looking for a part-time, ultra rewarding position helping to promote a healthy lifestyle and clean environment? The NNTMA is now seeking dedicated, reliable and superstar parents for our Parent Champion roles. If selected, you will implement project activities and campus outreach at your child's school for the Walk & Bike to School Program. You will also act as a liaison between the NNTMA staff and school communities, and will get a chance to design your own walk to school promotion. We need you and your creativity!

Did we mention these are paid positions?

Apply Today!

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Low-Cost Helmet Sale

Need some shiny insurance for your head? Don’t pass up the chance to get a great new helmet for only $5 at the Low-Cost Helmet Sale, happening on April 21st at the Food Truck Mania event at the North Natomas Library from 5 - 8 p.m. 

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2016 Shuttle Changes To Remain In Effect

After much consideration was given to rider suggestions last fall, earlier this year we instituted adjustments to the Flyer Shuttle schedule to improve not only time accuracy but increase route options. For the past three months, we’ve monitored ridership and construction projects along the routes, and received feedback from drivers and you, our riders. After taking all factors into consideration, we have decided to remain with the adjustments that were instituted in January.

Riders can review routes and times online here and track their shuttles here

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Have Wrench, Will Travel

Yup, it’s spring weather and you shouldn’t spend another second of it watching Netflix. Luckily, Bike Doc is back so you can get your ride in tip top shape! 

Never heard of Bike Doc? It’s a mobile, free, pop-up bike repair station armed with experts to help you adjust, fix, inflate, change, tune-up and grease your trusty ride. Please, only bring one bike per person and remember that bikes are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

See the full schedule here.

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Mark Your Calendar For 2016's Neighborhood Rides

Ease into a Sacramento summer with a Neighborhood Ride to East Sac on Saturday, June 11th. We’ll start at the NNTMA office, leaving at 8:30 a.m., then ride to the tree-lined Fabulous 40's neighborhood. After we “ooh” and “ahh” over the architecture, we’ll pedal around Sac State and head for home.

Remember, these rides are completely free and you don’t have to RSVP. Just show up at our office before 8:30 a.m. with your bike, helmet, water and spare tube. The rides are friendly to all levels of experience, but do make sure your kids are up for a 20+ mile challenge.

Check out the full Neighborhood Ride schedule here.

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Get Your Brain in Gear

Get your head and your feet on the same page with a free bicycle clinic at the Natomas Bike Shop. The free clinics happen every second Wednesday of the month from 6 - 7 p.m. and are taught by local biking experts and enthusiasts. Meet new biking buddies, too! Call 641-8640 for more information.

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No Bike Rack?!?

Need one? Speak up! The Sacramento Bicycle Master Plan team is working to create an inventory of existing bicycling parking, and identify where residents would like to see other bicycle parking facilities.

Get involved by loading the Bicycling Parking Needs Assessment Tool on your mobile smart device or computer and follow the on-screen instructions. 

Stay up to date on the #SacBikePlan on their website.

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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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