For the past two years, Atlanta has hosted a Bike to Work Challenge, focusing on encouraging people to bike to work to win prizes. Georgia Tech has always had a strong showing, but many staff, faculty, and students weren’t able to participate due to the exclusive focus on commute trips.
Fortunately, this year Georgia Commute Options has unveiled a new program, the Atlanta Bike Challenge, which offers even more prizes (gift cards to local restaurants, passes to exciting attractions, hundreds of movie tickets, even a new bike!) and the bar for participation is just riding a bike for 10 minutes or more, anytime, anywhere between September 28th and October 19th. Participants sign up with an employer team (Go Georgia Tech!) and see if they can get the highest percentage of their staff to participate in the Challenge by riding a bike for 10 minutes. Sounds pretty cool!
You can learn more about the Challenge at the website, www.atlbikechallenge.com
As part of the Challenge, Georgia Tech is hosting a special Lunch n’ Learn with the help of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. If you’ve always wanted to learn the tips and tricks of bike commuting, join us on Wednesday October 15th from 12-1 in the Piedmont Room of the Student Center for a free class! Bring your lunch, meet some cool people, and pick up some handy tools to help you be a more confident and comfortable cyclist.