The Shasta Cascade Bicycle Coalition invites individuals and worksite teams to join the friendly and fun Bike Commute Challenge, taking place May 15 to 21. Now is the time for team captains to register and recruit team members – and issue a challenge to another department or worksite.
Each participant who commutes or does errands by bicycle will have a chance to win great prizes. The more days employees ride, the higher the chance of winning. Employers will compete to be named “Bicycle Friendly Employer of the Year” and be awarded a bicycle rack for their worksite. Local worksites have supported their teams by offering secure indoor or outdoor bicycle parking, morning refreshment stations (with coffee, fruit, and other breakfast items), gift certificates for commuters, prizes, or other incentives.
The Bike Commute Challenge is a win-win. Those who bicycle have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, reduce gas and parking costs, get a workout during their commute, have fun and feel good. Employers benefit from a healthier energetic workforce. Last year 152 participants logged over 3,000 miles – a record organizers plan to break this year.
Participants are encouraged to ride together to the Asphalt Cowboy’s Pancake Breakfast on Friday, May 20, from 5 am to 10 am in downtown Redding. The Shasta Wheelmen are offering secure parking and a free ticket to the first 150 bicyclists to arrive wearing a helmet.
Get more information and register for the challenge at www.healthyshasta.org , or call John at 225-5682 or Sherrie at 229-8456, by May 10.
The Bike Commute Challenge is sponsored by Healthy Shasta, Shasta Wheelmen, Bikes Etc, Chain Gang, ESP Outdoor, Sports LTD, The Bike Shop, Trails and Bikeways Council, and Village Cycle.
The Shasta Cascade Bicycle Coalition is a group that promotes bicycling for both transportation and recreation while encouraging infrastructure that supports safe bicycling.
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