The 2016 National Bike Challenge


Connecting Businesses and Riders

By Suzanne Wasilko, business intern
This May, PeopleForBikes kicked off the fifth year of their National Bike Challenge, with even bigger goals than before.  This year’s event is hoping to unite 100,000 riders to pedal 74 million miles in 5 months.  Beginning May 1st and continuing until September 30th, the National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event that PeopleForBikes uses to help create a ‘powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.’  By earning twenty points for riding each day and one point for every mile biked, participates can be entered to win some awesome prizes.

The National Bike Challenge isn’t just for individuals; businesses can participate in the event, too!  By registering your company, you can inspire your employees to get more involved in biking while competing against one another as well as against other businesses both locally and nationally.  The challenge is fun and can encourage team-building and camaraderie while building relationships among employees.  It can also help your employees live a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Signing up is quick, simple, and at no cost to you or your employees.  After joining, participants can view and track their miles and points through the NBC’s webpage or through supported apps.  Your workplace page can show employees their impact: how many calories they’ve burned and the amount of money and CO2 they’ve saved by riding their bike.  It also lets them see how they rank on the company’s leaderboard, and can foster competition to log even more miles.

So, what are you waiting for?  Sign up today and join in on the fun — there’s still plenty of time left!


Also, be sure to keep an eye out for our Lunchtime Loop events, which can help you or your employees earn some miles!

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