25,000 riders, 2.8 million miles and 119,536 burgers.
The National Bike Challenge is a four month program aspiring to push people out of cars and into the fresh air to use their bikes for commuting.
We are happy to share that 28 days after the start, we have more than 25,000 people participating in the challenge. Other stats are equally impressive, we are nearing 3 million mile mark and all the riders burned together over 64 million calories, which stands for:
- 119 536 burgers
- 208 223 cupcakes
- 586 811 gallons of Bud Light
The challenge is all about killing three birds with one stone—doing something for your health, the environment and saving money all at the same time.
The riders of the National Bike Challenge have saved more than $618,619 in the 4 weeks of riding (this calculation includes only transport trips.)
We’ve really enjoyed reading comments from the participants: some of them never thought that a bicycle could be a terrific means of transport to work, some are happily getting back in shape, some have discovered the joy of kicking the asses of their colleagues but they all seem to be having fun, which is most important after all.
If you want to help us reach our goal of 50,000 riders and 10 million miles, get up and ride or spread the word among your colleagues and friends to get them involved. The Challenge is open to all who live in the US or work for an organization with US employees.
It does not matter if you just commute to work, cycle like you are training for Tour de France or mountain bike, all of types of biking activities count. And yes, any kind of a bicycle will do, even a multi-decker one!