JOIN THE COMMUTING CHALLENGE
Switching to two wheels for your commute can make you happier, healthier and wealthier – plus it’s great for the environment and reduces pollution and congestion in our towns and cities.
Register your company for Bike to Work Week and together we’ll encourage more of your co-workers to start enjoying the benefits of riding to work. You will also go into the drawing to win awesome prizes!
Commuting to work has many benefits for individuals, organizations and our community – plus its great fun! Join us to reboot your commute and discover the joys and benefits of commuting by bike!
How it works…
Commit to one trip, one day, or the whole week of leaving your car at home and enjoying a more active lifestyle!
- Sign up as an individual
Use the sign-up button above. Consider becoming a Commute Champion at work or in the community. Share your trips and your experience on social media #MichianaBTWW. Learn more about Commute Champions below.
- Sign up your company for the Employer Challenge
Find out how your company compares to others and have fun with your co-workers at the same time by registering for an Employer Team.
- Get out and about – and leave the car at home!
Log each trip you take by bike – but also walking or bus trips too, why you ask? Because each trip taken without a car is better for everyone.
- Enter to win prizes
Log your trips to get groceries, visit the library, travel to work, go to a friend’s house. Log more trips for more chances to win!
- Celebrate your success
At the end of the week, awards will be given to Employers who went above and beyond their competitors.
What trips count…
You commute everywhere! Your work commute isn’t your only option. Walking to the store? That’s a trip. Walking back from the store? That’s another trip. Congratulations, now you just have to log them!
Log your trips to a grocery store, restaurant, school, library, bank, park, friend’s house. work, or a meeting.
Your commute options are pretty much anything outside of a car, including biking, walking, rollerblading, or taking the bus.
Let’s see how this works. To log 7 trips throughout my day, I might:
- Ride my bike to work
- Walk to a meeting in the next neighborhood
- Walk back to work from the meeting
- Take the bus (with my bike) to the grocery store
- Ride my bike home with groceries
- Rollerblade to the Park with my kids
- Walk back home (because I forgot how hard it is to rollerblade!)
Commuter Challenge Awards
Capitalism runs on competition, and so do we. Having a friendly competition between employers can encourage more individuals to take more activity. But everyone wants to know how you win! So how do you win? Look at the point breakdown below.
|25 Points||New Riders||Check the “New Rider” box during registration|
|1 point||per 1 mile||Receive one point for each mile you ride|
|5 points||per trip||For each trip taken (max of 6 trips per day)|
Total Employer Points = every employee registered for the Bike to Work Challenge, under one workplace, that completes at least one bike commute between May 13 – 19, 2019.
The winner is the employer with the highest overall Total Employer Points in its tier. Each tier winner will be announced the following Friday (May 24, 2019).
- Tier 1 = <5
- Tier 2 = 5 – 24
- Tier 3 = 25 – 99
- Tier 4 = 100 – 499
- Tier 5 = 500+
Be a Commuter Champion!
Help us get as many coworkers signed up and logging trips as possible. We give you the tools, tips, and resources. Reach your champion goals and get extra prizes!
- Signing up your company and being the team captain
- Sign up 10 new BTWW challenge participants who log at least 1 trip.
- Create 5 social media posts showing workers commuting with #MichianaBTWW
Champion Prizes – Every Champion is eligible to receive an awesome prize for reaching at least one of the Champion Goals.
We want you to succeed! We offer Champions these resources:
- Cards & Posters
- Education Materials
- Tips & Tricks Guide
Daily Raffle Prizes
We want to encourage activity each day by rewarding you to log trips each day. Each day you log a ride, the next day you are entered into a raffle for one of the Daily Commute Prizes.
To promote BTWW, we want you to share your commute on Facebook using the #MichianaBTWW. Everyone who posts, the next day they are entered into a raffle for one of the Daily Social Media Prizes.