It’s an exciting time in the world of sustainable transportation. May is National Bike Month and everyone is jumping in on the action!

Metro is currently soliciting nominations for its second annual Golden Pedal Awards. Do you or someone you know have a great story to tell about your cycling commute? What do you love about bicycling to school or work? Nominate yourself or someone else for an award by May 13, 2012.

Don’t have a great bicycle story but wish you did? LA/2B and GOOD have come together to challenge you to create an itinerary for your ideal car-free day in LA. The top-voted submission will receive $500 from LA/2B and GOOD to bring their idea to life. If you had a day to get out and do some great things, what would you do, who would you roll with and where would you go? The last day for submission is May 15th, so start dreaming (and doing!).

And we’re getting in on the fun, too, by hosting our own Bike UCLA Photo Contest! Show us why you love biking in UCLA and the city beyond. Email your photos to entry@beagreencommuter.com and get more information here. Winners will receive up to $75 and free bike tune-ups.

Get going and good luck!