Bike Modesto gears up for Bike Month!

Webinar on 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

The San Joaquin Council of Governments will be offering a Zoom webinar on Envision 2050 – which is the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities (RTP/SCS) update. The 2022 RTP/SCS will have policies and strategies that will address present and future challenges to the San Joaquin region such as increasing housing costs, increasing commute times and climate change impacts.  Watch the webinar to get an overview of the RTP/SCS and find out about the proposed policies and strategies.


The webinar is scheduled for May 11, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 PM.


You can access the webinar at:


Also, you can invite us to present a Zoom presentation on the RTP/SCS to your organization!  The presentation and question/answer period will take 30 minutes and will cover many of the topics in the webinar.  Please contact us to schedule a presentation. The presentation will be available starting May 3.  We can also schedule a workshop with your organization with a fun and interactive exercise following the presentation (approximate total time for presentation and exercise – 50 minutes).


To schedule a presentation or if you have questions about the webinar, please contact Tim Kohaya ((209) 235-0389, or Hailey Lang ((209) 235-0582,

Win Big with Bike Month Bingo and dibs this May

Bike Month is back and with a twist. To celebrate the health and ecofriendly benefits of biking, and community feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic , dibs is presenting its first-ever Bike Month Bingo.x

Dibs promotes Bike Month each year in San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties to highlight the benefits of cycling and walking instead of driving. Biking and walking are exercises that make a person healthier and help to improve air quality by reducing vehicle emissions.

May is National Bike to Work Month and each year dibs partners with member agencies and local organizations to promote and celebrate biking. Dibs encourages commuters to consider a different travel option and celebrates small steps to include biking and walking anywhere – to the store, mailbox, coffee shop or around the block.
Residents of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced counties can walk, bike, and bingo to win more than $1,000 in prizes. Participants can use the Bike Month Bingo card as a guide and inspiration for biking and walking. Each square has a prompt to get a person moving — a simple coffee run, a 3-mile trek, or biking or walking with a friend or pet.

Three $25 food delivery gift cards per county will be given away for a standard five-in-a-row bingo. The ambitious cyclists or walkers completing the entire card — aka a “Blackout Bingo” — will also earn an entry to win $100 toward prepared meal kits from Gobble (1 per county).
In addition, dibs is offering an “Early Bird Special” for the first time. The first five people in each county to log a biking or walking trip will receive a $5 virtual Starbucks gift card. Find more information at Bike Month – Dibs 

How to Participate
Participants must register on Participants can log their biking or walking trips throughout May and email completed Bike Month Bingo cards to win prizes. . Trips can be logged via or through the Commute Tracker by RideAmigos app .
Residents of San Joaquin, Stanislaus or Merced counties who are 18 or older are eligible to win.

Easy Contactless ticket payments with EZHub!


The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCG) and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, announced the launch of EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system, available in the Vamos Mobility App from Kyyti. The app will make using public transit safer and easier to access throughout San Joaquin Coaunty. Once downloaded, transit riders can use the Vamos Mobility app to plan their journeys and purchase tickets for any of the seven participating transit systems. The app is available from both the App Store and Google Play by searching for “Vamos Mobility” connecting residents of California’s Central Valley with affordable and clean local transit.

For more information, please visit the EZHub page here.

Work with Vanpools Webinar UPDATE

Update March 15, 2021: With today’s Microsoft Teams outage, and members of the vanpool webinar team still affected, we made the difficult but necessary decision to move the date of the webinar to 11 am March 23. Same time, still a Tuesday, just next week instead of this one.

We want to make sure we deliver everyone the best possible experience to everyone and thank you for your understanding.

So what now? If you’ve already registered: Don’t worry. The Eventbrite information and link will be updated to reflect the new date.

If you haven’t registered – Great News! You have one more week to do so.

We’ll see you all on the 23rd!


There’s been many conversations, podcasts, and webinars about returning to work in a post-COVID world. This isn’t one of them. This is about vanpools and vanpool programs – how to implement them, and their benefits to both employers and workers.

In the Northern Central Valley of California (San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties), we’ve seen a historic rise of vanpool use, even during COVID-19.

Join the dibs program of the San Joaquin Council of Governments, Commute with Enterprise, and Telsa Motors for this conversation on vanpools and chaning the the way we commute.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Maynard at

Win some swag for Go Green Week!

To celebrate Go Green Week, Stanislaus Regional Transit (StaRT) is hosting a Go Green Challenge. From March 14-20 log your transit rides at for a chance to win one of five swag bags!
This challenge is for Stanislaus County. Join us, StaRT, Modesto Area Express – MAX and Turlock Transit for Go Green Week with FREE public transit rides.