Yolo Commute members are eligible for the programs and incentives below!
May is Bike Month (MIBM) is a legendary event for the Sacramento region and Yolo Commute is a key partner!
May is Bike Month is organized by using the platform. Register to join the fun and learn about bicycling events during MIBM! Also, Love to Ride plays nicely with other platforms like RideAmigos (for SacRegion511 Commuter Club members) and Strava for those data wonks.
To celebrate and encourage bicycling during MIBM, Yolo Commute members are eligible for exclusive incentives in March, April, and May including:
1. For (up to) $100 incentive, purchase your accessories and/or bike repair/tune-up and submit 2023 MIBM Incentives Form with receipt(s) and verification of Yolo Commute membership (e.g. ID badge, pay stub, etc.).
2. For new bicycles ($200 and $300 incentives for conventional and electric-assist, respectively):
To celebrate MIBM, on May 7th at Bike Loopalooza in Davis (10 am – 2 pm), Yolo Commute will be handing out free MIBM flags that install on your rear wheel hub!! More details to come…
Click the below to see the official May is Bike Month calendar of events for the Sacramento Region!
The Rideshare Incentive Program offers our members incentives to use a commuting alternative, including carpooling or vanpooling, public transportation (public bus, light-rail and/or commuter rail), walking, or bicycling. It’s a terrific way to avoid traffic congestion, save on gas, and reduce stress.
TRIP’s goal is to reduce SOV trips by people who work in Yolo County. While TRIP incentives will get you started short-term, the effects are longer lasting. Once commuters have “sampled” a different commute option, they are more likely to appreciate the benefits and continue after the incentive expires.
Only Yolo Commute members qualify for rideshare incentives.
See which commute option is best suited to meet your needs.
The Rideshare Incentive Program (TRIP)
Public Transit (e.g. bus, train, light rail)
Micromobility (e.g. scooter)
|Initial : Log 10 trips||Initial : $30 cash incentive|
|Bonus : Log additional 10 trips||Bonus : Additional $50 cash incentive (total $80)|
Apply for your incentive(s) and log your trips by completing the form below:
**If you have any questions, contact the Yolo TMA Director Brian Abbanat at email@example.com **
Yolo Commute members not already receiving reduced cost/free/subsidized transit passes through their employer or residential development can receive 50% off Yolobus monthly passes!
• Discount applies to regular rate monthly passes only.
• Users must register and purchase passes through the ZipPass mobile application (click icon below for more info).
• One pass per user per month is allowed.
• The 50% discount will be applied at point of purchase.
The Guaranteed Ride Home Program (GRH) is your “safety net” in any rideshare or alternative transportation program. It gives you security to know that you can call a taxi or get a rental car paid for by Yolo Commute if you are unable to catch your normal ride due to overtime, illness or other reasons listed below.
You are eligible to use this program if your employer is a member of Yolo Commute and you do not drive alone to work at least 60 percent of your work week.
You may use the Yolo TMA’s Guaranteed Ride Home up to six (5) times a year for the following circumstances:
The following uses are not eligible for reimbursement:
We know when you have an urgent need to get home, you don’t have time to deal with vouchers or pre-authorizations. That’s why Yolo Commute makes it easy: just use the options below and we’ll reimburse you.
Use who you want. Yolo Commute will reimburse for up to $50. Simply fill out the below form after your trip.
Commuters traveling 20 or more miles from work will use Enterprise Rent-a-Car. You are responsible for returning the car to the rental agency within 24 hrs, with the same fuel level as when rented. A credit/debit card will be necessary to initiate the rental; however, only Yolo Commute will be charged for the vehicle cost, less gas refill and optional insurance.
Fill out the below form for GRH reimbursement…
We strive to reimburse members as quickly as possible, but your patience is appreciated!
Contact Brian Abbanat or call with any questions:
The GRH gives you security to know that you can call a taxi, book a ridehail, or get a rental car paid for by Yolo Commute if you are unable to catch your normal ride due to overtime, illness or other reasons listed above.
Electric-assist bicycles are a great way to commute or run errands while at work!
Yolo Commute is excited to offer members the E-Bike Loan program. With this program, Yolo Commute members can borrow one of three electric-assist bicycles we recently purchased with funding from the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. We offer the following bicycles:
|Bike Model||Picture||Equipped with|
|(2) Specialized Turbo Como SL||
|Yuba Kombi E5 Cargo||
Purchased at discount from and expertly assembled by Davis-based Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, what separates these from lower costs e-bikes is they provide a natural assist based on your pedal effort: more pedal force equals more assist. They also have higher quality brakes, drivetrain, and other components, making your ride that much more enjoyable.
The Specialized Turbo Como SL is great for single riders who want to try commuting by e-bike. No need to bring an extra set of clothes to work, you won’t need it as riding an electric assist bike allows you to use as much or little effort as you want.
The Yuba Kombi E5 is great for parents who want to try the “school drop-off” by bike before heading to work. It’s also good for carrying bulky or heavy items during the workday. With an extra stable kickstand, you can load the kiddos without tipping over. We even equipped it with padded seats and grab handles for the kids.
Yolo Commute knows that you may be hesitant to jump into buying an electric-assist bike. That’s why we offer our members these bikes to borrow so you can “try before you buy”.
If you would like to borrow one of these awesome electric-assist bicycles, Yolo Commute member representatives can contact us and we will deliver to your workplace. Note, we do not loan the bikes to individuals.
If your employer is not a Yolo Commute member, ask them to so you can enjoy these bikes and our other incentives and programs!
Take free online bicycling education courses with your Yolo Commute membership (up to $30 per year)! With Cycling Savvy bicycle education courses, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to bike anywhere safely and have a lot more fun, even when biking in traffic!
Accessing Cycling Savvy education courses is simple: