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Roseville and Placer County Bucks for Bikes Program Launches





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Placer County - The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) and the City of Roseville are launching their annual program aimed at increasing the number of bicycle commuters within Placer County.

The Bucks for Bikes program will reimburse those employed in Placer County 50 percent, up to $200, toward the purchase of a new bicycle from a local bike shop.  Bucks for Bikes will encourage commuting to and from work or school and help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Placer County region.

 "The Bucks for Bikes program is an excellent way to promote health and fitness through local commuting, as well as, help relieve traffic congestion on our local roads," stated Celia McAdam, PCTPA's Executive Director.  "I'm really pleased our agency is supporting this initiative that provides those employed in Placer County with the means to purchase a new bike and helps to support local bike shops in the area."

 The Bucks for Bikes incentive is made available for Placer County residents 18 years of age or older and who are employed or attend school within the county.

Applicants must submit a written quote for a new bicycle from a bike shop within Placer County with their application by March 10, 2014.  Approved applicants will be notified on March 28th and must attend a one hour, free Smart Cycling Clinic or Basic Bicycle Maintenance class.  Applicants will have until April 30th to purchase their new bicycle and must participate in the Sacramento region-wide May is Bike Month event to log their miles.

 Interested commuters have from January 29th to March 10th, 2014 to apply for Bucks for Bikes.  To learn more and to download an application please visit: http://pctpa.net/cmp/bucks-for-bikes/.





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