Press Release: Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge kicks off May 1

Media Contact: Diana Bryant
Communications & Marketing Specialist
(206) 939-4314 (office)
comms@wabikes.org

More than 15,000 expected to participate in the
annual trip tracking challenge

SEATTLE, Wash. April 26, 2017 –  Are you in? The Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge begins Monday, May 1 and runs through the end of the month. The Challenge is a fun, free online trip-tracking contest designed to encourage people to ride to work, school and everywhere else. The annual Challenge inspires thousands of people to start riding and encourages experienced riders to bike more. Riders can go solo or form a team of coworkers or friends and challenge each other to ride as much as possible throughout the month of May.

Learn more and sign up for the Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge at challenge.wabikes.org.
New this year:

With our improved leaderboard functions participants will be able to see how they stack up against others within their county, age range and level of riding experience.
Participants now earn points by encouraging others to ride. Winning individuals and teams will be selected based on a combination of points earned from miles ridden, days ridden and encouragement given.
To encourage new riders to join the Challenge we are awarding double points for anyone who has only ridden a few times in the last year.
The Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge is one of many fun bike challenges happening across the state throughout the month of May.

Find other Washington state bike challenges at wabikes.org/growing-bicycling/resources/bike-month-challenges-in-washington-state/.
Stats from the 2016 Challenge:

  • 15,741 participants
  • 1,730 teams
  • 338,886 bike trips logged
  • 1,563 new riders
  • 30 percent of Challenge riders identified as a woman
  • More than 700 organizations represented

Follow #BikeEverywhere on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news and updates throughout the month.

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About Washington Bikes
Washington Bikes grows bicycling all across the state of Washington every day. We advocate for bicyclists’ rights, endorse political candidates and hold officials accountable at every level of government, working with them to shape the policies that will make bicycling a safe, accessible form of transportation, travel and recreation. Through our efforts we increase funding for bicycle facilities; provide tools for local advocates to improve their communities; and promote the health, safety and economic benefits of bicycling. Our work and that of our many partner organizations means more biking all across Washington, the #1 Bicycle Friendly State in America (eight years in a row)! To learn more, visit WAbikes.org.

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