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Bay Area’s Team Bike Challenge Shatters Records

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Mai Le —

OAKLAND, CA, June 4, 2014 – In a competition to bike the most miles possible in order to rack up points for the team, 2014’s Team Bike Challenge shattered records as more than 9,630 San Francisco Bay Area bike commuters pedaled over half a million miles in May. Team Bike Challenge is part of the annual Bike to Work Day Program that happens during National Bike Month in May.

An astounding 1,370 teams took part in this year’s Team and Company Bike Challenges, nearly 350 more teams compared to 2013. Additionally, there was a nearly 280 percent increase in individual participation compared to only 3,454 individuals registered in 2013. For the Company Bike Challenge, 443 companies registered to compete, a 25 percent increase from 2013. In the end, a total of 572,871 miles were biked — enough to circle the Earth 23 times over — while saving 286 tons of CO2 and burning over 35 million calories. Winners represent the wide range of bicycling enthusiasts in the Bay Area.

As in years past, a Santa Clara County team was number one in both the regional and county contests. This time it was United Velo, which beat out other contenders by cycling over 9,200 miles. Second place in the regional competition went to San Francisco’s Partycar.com, with an awe-inspiring 7,490 miles. Santa Clara County’s Sun Blinding–Head Winders took third place by pedaling over 3,600 miles. All three teams garnered 465 points.

In the Company Bike Challenge, Apple, Inc. in Santa Clara County continued their domination by continuing their first-place winning streak — unbroken since 2010 — in the Large Company category. With 660 employees participating, Apple amassed over 51,000 miles and racked up 6,264 points. Sun Light & Power of Alameda County won first place in the Medium Company category, cycling 6,908 miles and earning 1,039 points. In a tight race for the Small Company category win, kW Engineering once again emerged victorious with 3,142 miles, 548 points and an impressive 1,110 total trips.

There has been an increase in interest and participation from both individuals and companies in Team Bike Challenge as the San Francisco Bay Area becomes more and more committed to active transportation and residents become aware of the health benefits of bicycling.

Team Bike Challenge is presented by Typekit and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District with support from Canary Challenge. The San Francisco Bay Area's 2014 Team Bike Challenge is part of the annual Bike to Work Day Program made possible through the generous support of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 511.org and Kaiser Permanente in partnership with the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition. Additional support is provided by the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Clear Channel, Clif Bar, Beyond Pix, Adobe, Revolights, REI, the San Francisco Bay Trail Project and Public Bikes.

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Regional

05/09/14 - Press Release - 19% More Commuters Chose to Bike on Bike to Work Day

SFGate.com - CalTrain Celebrates Bike to Work Day with Commuter Race

05/07/14 - Tomorrow is the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day!

05/07/14 - SFGATE.com - Bike to Work Day is Almost Here

05/06/14 - Team Bike Challenge is Off and Riding

05/06/14 MTC - Bike to Work Day is May 8th

05/14 - BART E-Newsletter

04/30/14 - Team Bike Challenge Starts Tomorrow

04/30/14 - SFGate.com - Goodies Lead the Way Around the Bay

03/31/14 - Bay Area Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day

Alameda County

City of Oakland - Bike and Pedestrian Program

05/07/14 Oakland Local - Oakland Steeps in National Bike Month

04/29/14 Bike East Bay E-News - Here Comes Bike to Work Day

04/15/2014 Bike East Bay News

Oakland Wiki - Bike to Work Day

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20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day

This PSA for San Francisco Bay Area’s 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day’s video is produced by award-winning Beyond Pix. San Francisco Bay Area's annual Bike to Work Day involves all nine Bay Area counties and is part of National Bike Month in May. Bike to Work Day couldn’t happen without the generous support of our sponsors. The 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day would not be possible without our presenters, 511.org, MTC and Kaiser Permanente. Additional support comes from Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Typekit, BART, Clear Channel Outdoor, Beyond Pix Studios, Adobe, the Canary Challenge, RevolightsREI and Clif Bar. This event is made possible through the cooperation of volunteers, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, congestion management agencies, local bicycle coalitions and the Bay Area Bicycle Coalition.
 

Thanks to Producer: Danielle Cheifetz, Director: Taylor Carlso, Editor: Jenn Rubin at Beyond Pix and model, Carlie Kinnear.

Energizer Stations

 

For 2014's Bike to Work Day on May 8th, over 300 Energizer Stations will be located along local bike commute routes in all nine Bay Area counties to provide free beverages, snacks, and good cheer to bicyclists. Use the links (below) for maps of Energizer Stations to plan your Bike to Work Day commute.

See you in the bike lane!

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Want to Host an Energizer Station in 2015?

If you are interested in hosting an Energizer Station please contact your county lead.