The Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge
The 2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge broke almost every record set in 2017!
YOU rode over 1.9 MILLION miles! 1,913,066 to be more precise…. that’s over 450,000 more than 2017!
YOU burned over 66 MILLION calories collectively! 66,173,589 if you want to get specific… that’s over 11 MILLION additional calories that disappeared this year!
YOU reduced our carbon footprint by almost 320,000 metric lbs of CO2 by riding instead of driving!
About the Challenge
Challenge yourself and others to ride as much as possible each year from May 1–31 in this fun and free trip-tracking contest. To participate, you need only to start or join a team, ride for at least 10 minutes, and track your trips online. It’s simple and fun!
You can ride solo or form a team of coworkers, friends or neighbors, and log your trips on the user-friendly Bike Everywhere Challenge website. Invite a friend to join your team and help a newbie get started biking. You could be the one who makes them fall in love with two-wheeled transportation.
Why participate in the Challenge?
If biking is new to you, this is a great program to get you started. The workplace and community-based teams of four to ten people are a great source of information and inspiration to keep you riding throughout the month. For seasoned riders, it’s all about the challenge and camaraderie with fellow riders. Challenge yourself to recruit new riders, challenge your workmates and friends to ride more, and challenge peer organizations to out-ride you this spring.
The Washington Bikes Bike Everywhere Challenge offers some great features:
- Tracking bike trips online is easy, inspiring and fun!
- Simple registration process and trip-logging tool
- Tips and Resources to overcome barriers to riding
- Team captains get a free T-shirt and party at the Challenge Team Captain’s Bash
- Compete for prizes (and bragging rights)
- Fun weekly social media contests. Find us on Facebook, Twitter (#BikeEverywhere), or Instagram (@cascadebicycle)
New for 2018!
Washington Bikes was pleased to renew it’s partnership with challenge platform Love to Ride again for the 2018 Bike Everywhere Challenge. Love to Ride is perfectly aligned with Washington Bikes’ mission to get more people on bikes, with an emphasis on providing the resources needed to overcome barriers to cycling.
Through the combined experience of the Washington Bikes and Love To Ride teams, we are improving the Bike Everywhere Challenge platform to better accommodate the spirit of fun competition that keeps bringing people back year after year.
Some new challenge features include a new point system aimed at encouraging new riders, global prizes contributed by Love to Ride (which include awesome prizes like a trip to Croatia) and expanded abilities to sync with apps. Plus, in line with efforts to get more people riding, we are requiring each team to have at least two new riders.
We have been working closely with Love to Ride to facilitate the ease with which our participants switch to the new platform. We are confident that Love to Ride’s extensive relationships with trip logging apps like Strava will make it easy for participants to record trips.
With our new partnership, we are better equipped to include participants from across our state and show that no one celebrates Bike Everywhere Month like Washington.
Register with Love to Ride (Registrations for the Challenge open April 1)