Friday May 17 2019
On May 17, 2019, the Capital District Transportation Committee invites you to celebrate cycling as a fun and healthy way to get to work. Join over 500 of your fellow Capital District commuters by registering for the Bike to Work Challenge and attend one of the FREE EVENTS in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs or Troy. Registrants who sign up by April 23 are eligible for a FREE commemorative t-shirt!
How it Works
Riders form teams based on their place of work. Teams compete for trophies in each county:
1. Highest Participation Rate (large employer)
2. Highest Participation Rate (small employer)
3. Largest Team
4. Longest Commute
5. Largest K-12 Team (Bike to School Day)
Riders commit to commuting by bike at least once during the week of Bike to Work Day, May 17. May is a rainy month, so as long as you do your bike commute at least once that week, your ride counts!
We update Team Captains weekly on where their team stands for team size and anticipated mileage, giving everyone a chance to recruit additional team members and win a trophy! Winners are finalized and trophies redistributed the week after Bike to Work Day. Winners keep their trophies until they are called to defend their titles in 2020.
For the Bike to School Day Challenge on May 8th, schools should use the Bike to School Day registration form for their student teams.
#b2w518 Social Media Raffle
All cities, towns and villages in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties are invited to compete in the Municipal Challenge! The winning trophy goes to the municipality with the highest participation rate of their municipal staff and officials. The mayor or supervisor must ride to win! Past winners include the City of Schenectady and the current winner, the City of Cohoes, with a three-year winning streak!
Check out some of the local events that will be held throughout the region during this year's Bike to Work Day.
Find Your Route
Do you have a long commute, or don't know the best route to get to your workplace by bike? Check out these resources to help you find your way!
Find a Ride Buddy
Register by April 26th and indicate that you are interested in a Ride Buddy. We'll connect you with riders with similar routes no later than May 3rd!
Download a PDF of the Bike to Work Day Challenge 2019 Poster and email it to your coworkers, or print it out and pin it to the break room bulletin board!
Skills and Tips
Concerned that you are not ready to commute by bike? Get the know-how you need from these helpful resources!
Employers play a very important role in championing bicycle commuting. Find out how to support your employees' commute here!