For the first year ever, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) has moved their #BikeMore Challenge (previously in September) to correspond with National Bike Month (May). Formerly known as the Bike Commute Challenge, the event is back and better than ever. This year, every ride counts! This means that teams can count ALL trips maid during the month of May, not just commuter trips to work. Grocery store, BBQ, party ride? Count ’em up!
We are proud sponsors of this event and we always get super into it as a team. It is an awesome way for a bike business like ours to demonstrate the amount we ride, the miles we log, and to encourage others to join us.
How it works: During May, businesses will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike and log their trips. For 2016 they’re using a simple points model to allow workplaces to compete with each other across their size category. The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage workplaces to engage new riders if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory!
An added bonus are the piles of prizes you can win just from participating online and logging your trips; prizes will be announced as the Challenge approaches. Also, once you’ve biked seven days in May you’ll unlock a 20% discount from Portland Design Works (PDW), bike ten days for a 15% off from Shower’s Pass. Also, participants who log just four days will get access to hundred of discounts and freebies from Chinook Book!
It’s easy: join your workplace team, ride, earn points, and win prizes, awards, and GLORY for your team! We hope you’ll register now and join us for the month of May! Bike more, bike better, and power to the pedal!
The Challenge Launch Party is Monday, May 2nd at three locations around town! All three take place at various Bike Gallery Locations (Hollywood, Beaverton, Clackamas), you’ll get Hopworks beer to guzzle and they’ll be raffling off a free bike tune-up.
The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a non-profit membership organization working to promote bicycling and improve bicycling conditions in Oregon. Since 1990, theBTA has worked in partnership with citizens, businesses, community groups, government agencies, and elected officials to create communities where people can meet their daily transportation needs on a bike.