Inflate the tires! Oil the chains! Gear up for the 2013 National Bike Challenge!
The 2013 challenge officially kicks off on May 1! The free and friendly competition encourages all people to get out and ride – no matter your age or reason – whether as daily commuters, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between. Pittsburghers can participate as individuals or teams, and see how they stack up against others in the Pittsburgh region, as well as nationally. Last year, Pittsburgh registered 1,067 riders and logged over 350,000 miles — but we’re not stopping there! This year we’re shooting for 1,250 Pittsburghers to register and help our region pedal to the top spot in the country!
Competition points heavily favor daily riders — participants receive 20 points per day of riding, plus 1 point per mile logged. Challenge yourself, your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to get moving, log miles, earn points, and be eligible to win prizes! PGH riders will also earn free drinks at OTB Bicycle Cafe in the South Side for every challenge medal they earn! Smartphone users can even download a free app to directly track and log trips for the National Bike Challenge.
Sign up and learn more at nationalbikechallenge.org, Every ride counts! Start logging your miles today!
Tell Pittsburgh’s Mayoral Candidates that you want safe streets for biking and walking! There’s a good chance that Pittsburgh’s next Mayor will be decided in May’s Democratic Primary. A supportive mayor is the difference between expanding on bike-friendly initiatives or a halt. Show the candidates that biking and walking issues are popular, and can even swing an election! Sign our petition TODAY!
Register to vote for the Tuesday, May 21 primary by April 22!