Cyclists in the Sacramento, California, Air Quality District surpassed their goal of riding one million miles in the month of May. Their efforts totalled 1,021,924 logged miles of recreational riding, commuting, errands and work trips of mid-day Wednesday. 6,590 cyclists participated in the effort.
"The current number of commute and errand miles has saved 404,849 pounds of global warming CO2 and 5,624 pounds of other air pollution from our atmosphere. The cyclists also saved 20,824 gallons of gasoline (worth $81,006.92)," according to www.mayisbikemonth.com.