Thanks to all who biked or walked to work on Thursday, May 9! Over 1,870 bicyclists were observed at Stanford during the morning commute along with 200 walkers who officially signed in at one of the eleven Energizer Stations on the campus.
Share your department’s team spirit and how you rally colleagues to ride during May, National Bike Month, or on Bike to Work Day, May 9. We have heard stories of both short and long rides, some from as far away as San Francisco and beyond. The information will help foster new programs, gather information on bike-friendly departments, and inspire all of us to ride more and drive less when we can.
Winners announced on the P&TS Latest News page. Thanks to all participants!
*Breakfast limited to budget capacity and our vendor selection, must be redeemed by June 30, 2013.
Thanks to our friends at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) who organized Bike to Work Day programs county-wide, including the Company and Team Bike Challenges, which continue in May.
The Company Bike Challenge is a friendly cycling competition among companies throughout the Bay Area that encourages friends and colleagues to commute by bike during the month of May. Cyclists competing in the Team Bike Challenge will earn points for their team and company every time they ride their bike to work, the park, or any other destination. It's also another great way to show other companies in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties that you are a commuting champion.
To compete, individuals sign up on the Team Bike Challenge registration page and choose their company from a pull down menu. Points will then be counted towards that company. There are three categories for companies, and the company with the highest point total in each category wins!
For complete rules and to participate, register at teambikechallenge.com. Company Bike Challenge participants need only sign up and join their company. You can also join as a team for the Team Bike Challenge if you'd like (more information below).
Company categories are:
The Team Bike Challenge is a fun commute competition taking place during National Bike Month (May) that encourages friends and colleagues to form teams of two to five people to compete against other teams throughout the Bay Area. Team members will earn points every time they ride their bikes and for every mile they pedal. Whether you're riding to work, school, the park or almost anywhere else, you will earn points along the way. One team will be crowned from each county.
Members participating in the Team Bike Challenge can also earn points for their employer as they simultaneously compete in the Company Bike Challenge.
For complete rules and to participate, form a team of up to 5 riders and register today at teambikechallenge.com
Thanks to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition who oversees Bike to Work Day in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and to 511.org, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Kaiser Permanente who provide funding.