TransOptions to host 2nd annual Northwestern NJ Bike to Work Challenge
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 • 9:33am
This May, in celebration of National Bike Month, TransOptions, along with featured sponsor Cycle Craft of Parsippany and Long Valley, is once again inviting bike commuters and those interested in commuting by bike to leave their car keys at home and take a healthier ride to work in the Bike to Work Challenge.
Last year the free, month-long challenge encouraged over 100 commuters throughout northwestern New Jersey to discover the fun of commuting by bike. After a successful month of competition, roughly 5,000 miles were logged in over 550 one-way trips.
The Northwestern New Jersey Bike to Work Challenge is a free, friendly competition where everyone from veteran commuters to novice riders can get together to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Champion Challenger prize winners compete through trips taken, not just miles traveled, so all participants who ride to work or even part of the way have a chance to win!
How it works:
Step 1 -- Participants create an online profile by registering at www.TransOptions.org/BiketoWorkChallenge
Step 2 -- Participants begin riding all or part of the way to work
Step 3 -- Starting May 1st, participants log in and enter their miles traveled to and/or from work
Champion Challenger prizes will be drawn at random based on trips taken. Prizes include:
1st Place - Garmin Edge 800 Bundle GPS Bike Computer ($649.99 Retail Value)
2nd Place - GoPro HD Hero 2 Video Camera ($299.99 Retail Value)
3rd Place - Novara Gotham Rack Trunk ($79.50 Retail Value)
4th Place - Novara E.T.A. Backpack ($79.50 Retail Value)
Challengers can also increase their chances of winning a prize by creating or joining a bike team. Anyone who competes as a member of a bike team needs to simply commute by bike and log their miles traveled to have their trips automatically added to their team’s logs.
This year, TransOptions has a new feature for bike riders who want to celebrate National Bike Month but cannot compete in the Challenge. These riders are encouraged to take the Town Trekker Pledge to use their bikes for something other than commuting at least once a week throughout May.