Every year, as part of Bike Fest, we host a 2-Mile Commuter Challenge as a pat on the back to everyone who uses their bicycle for transportation during the month of April.
Did you know that roughly half of all household trips in the U.S. are 2 miles or under? It’s true, and these types of trips are totally doable by bike.
Give it a try! April 1st-29th, you can log your trips traveled by bike – any trip traveled by bike, not just to and from work – and be entered to win a variety of prizes including gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, bicycle gear, and more.
Prizes for individuals with the most trips logged are:
- 1st Place: $150 Gift Certificate to Transit Cycles
- 2nd & 3th Place: Linus Eleanor Tote or Ortlieb Pannier
- 4nd Place: $100 Gift Certificate to Transit Cycles
- 5th Place: $50 Gift Certificate to Transit Cycles
- 6th-10th Place: Your choice of a bike bell or signed copy of Joyride: Pedaling Towards a Healthier Planet by Mia Birk
New this year – the workplace Commuter Challenge!
Nothing like a little good old-fashioned, good-natured competition to kickstart a new habit. We encourage bicycle enthusiasts to round up their co-workers, get them to sign up, then have them track their bike trips April 1st-29th. Workplaces will have the chance to see where they rank in comparison to other similarly sized companies throughout the region and earn bragging rights for the rest of the year. Remember: any bike trip counts, even on weekends!
Click here to see how the organizations who’ve sign up are doing relative to each other!
The winning workplace will get major coverage. We’ll publish a story on this website and share it on social media, in our e-blasts, and in press releases. Each participating employee will also receive a bike bell and a 1-year household Living Streets Alliance membership.
Both the individual and the workplace winners will be announced at the Bike Fest Grand Finale Bash at Borderlands Brewing Company on Thursday, April 30th.
Already signed up? Go to your riding log!