Whether you’re an avid bike rider or even if you haven’t ridden a bike since you were a kid, this event is all about trying a greener and healthier way to get around. Some people ride all the way into work. Others ride just to the bus stop or train station. In fact, more than 20,000 commute trips each week around the Atlanta region happen on a bicycle.
The Bike to Work Challenge runs from October 1-28 and is open to commuters who live and work in Georgia. Compete as an individual or in teams of 2-5 cyclists (teams must include at least one new bike commuter). You can keep track of how many miles you’ve ridden and compete for prizes, not to mention bragging rights on the leader board.
Plus, there are instructional classes and educational events open to bike commuters of all skill levels. You can even get linked up with local cycling groups and communities , and get some ideas on how to approach your employer about creating a more bike-friendly workplace.
• Compete during October for REI gift cards, bicycle commuter backpacks and other cool prizes.
• Get connected with Confident City Cycling classes provided through the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
• Help The Clean Air Campaign spread the word about this fun event to your friends and co-workers.
Whether you challenge a friend, a co-worker or just yourself, grab your commute by the handlebars and register now at www.ATLBikeToWork.org.
The Bike to Work Challenge is brought to you by The Clean Air Campaign, in partnership with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and the Atlanta Regional Commission’s RideSmart division.