Bike Commuter Challenge

June 2014

Thanks again to all those who participated in the Bike Commuter Challenge! Hope everyone had a great time at the events and learned a bit more about Bike Safety. The winning organization was Northwestern University, with a recorded distance of 9,793 miles! A big congrats to Northwestern for having the most amount of trips by bike during the week weighted against their overall full-time work schedules!
The University of Chicago’s Office of Sustainability hosted a University-wide contest to see which department-team can log the most commuter miles during challenge week. All department-teams combined for a whopping 3,678 miles this year; enough to prevent 3,332 lbs of CO2 from reaching the atmosphere! Big congrats to the winning department - UChicago Press - with a recorded distance of 687 miles! Way to go team!

The Bike Commuter Challenge is an event brought to you by the Active Transportation Alliance to improve conditions for bicycling, walking and transit while engaging people in healthy and active ways to get around. This year, the University of Chicago, and more than 7,000 people at 1300 metro Chicago companies and organizations participated in the Bike Commuter Challenge on Friday, June 13 through Friday, June 20.

Thank you to all participants for making this year's challenge a SUCCESS! Keep-on, biking-on!