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Bike to Work Day was Friday, May 17, 2013 May was National Bike Month
Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually on the third Friday in May. May was National Bike Month, so iCommute rolled out activities for San Diegans all month long. Bike to Work 2013 supported bicycling as a
viable, environmentally friendly, cost saving commute choice.
Across the region, Bike to Work Day ridership and the number of pit stops reached an all-time high in 2013. On Bike to Work Day, more than 8,400 cyclists rode their bikes to work, a nearly 16% increase from 2012. That morning, 94 pit stops were set up across the county, up from 85 last year. Pit stops serve as refueling stations for cyclists to rest, enjoy refreshments and snacks, and receive a free Bike to Work Day t-shirt.
Overall, more than 216,000 bicycle commute miles were logged in May, generating significant environmental and health benefits. That equates to nearly 9,400 gallons of gas saved, 6.6 million calories burned, and is equivalent to nearly nine trips around the earth.
Corporate Challenge. The third annual, month-long Corporate Challenge encouraged companies and organizations to compete within their size category for the highest percentage of bike ridership during the month of May. More than 60 employers participated, representing approximately 91,000 employees. Winners of the 2013 Bike to Work Corporate Challenge are:
KTU+A: Micro Employer (1-25 employees)
JetHead Development: Small Employer (26-100 employees)
RECON Environmental, Inc.: Medium Employer (101-500 employees)
Nokia: Large Employer (501-2,000 employees)
The Scripps Research Institute: Macro Employer (2,001-5,000 employees)
UC San Diego: Mega Employer (5,001+ employees)
For additional information, call 511 and say “iCommute” or email email@example.com.
View the Rules and Regulations for the Bike to Work Month Corporate Challenge.
View the Rules and Regulations for Bike to Work Month Prize Drawings.
Leave your bike in a secure location while you work. Bicycle lockers are located at most transit centers and some Park & Ride lots throughout San Diego County.
Prize List Corporate Challenge Participants Corporate Challenge Instructions Bike Commuters
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