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KGW joins BTA Bike Commute Challenge

by Frank Mungeam

Bio | Email | Follow: @KGWNews


Posted on September 5, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:35 PM

September is Bike Commute Challenge month, organized by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to encourage bike commuting.

The event offers the chance for friendly competition, workplace against workplace, to see who can get more people biking to work in September. Any public or private business is eligible, and individual cyclists can also participate on their own.

Here at KGW, we are putting the pedal to the metal, two-wheeled style. We're going to see how many co-workers we can get to make at least one trip to work by bike. And we invite you and your company to take us on in the Bike Commute Challenge!

In the coming days, our KGW bike commuters will post entries here in the GOING GREEN blog describing their experiences bike commuting. Feel free to add your own comments and bike-commuting stories.

You can register your company for the Bike Commute Challenge on the BTA web site. Then, employees bike to work during September and log their trips online.

But wait, there are prizes, too!

The BTA web site keeps track of workplaces in each of five size categories, with the highest percentage of bike trips compared to overall possible employee trips announced at an After Party on Thursday, October 4th.

There will also be two raffles for prizes. Everyone who rides two days by September 14th will be entered in a raffle and anyone who rides five days by September 21st will be entered into a raffle. Individual cyclists who make seven or more trips by bike in September can also get a discount on gear at their local bike shop from September 15 - October 15, 2007 by taking in their tally card.