Nonprofit commuting and transportation organization 36 Commuting Solutions is seeking participants for the upcoming Bike 36 Challenge, running from June 13 through July 8 for businesses along the U.S. Highway 36 corridor.
Bike 36 Challenge is a free competition to encourage workers in businesses along the Highway 36 corridor to spend more time on their bikes — 10 minutes or more at a time — with teams that log the most ride competing for top prizes like movie ticket vouchers, local restaurant vouchers, bike gear and more.
The overall aim is to encourage team participation, but riders logging more miles and more trips will also earn more individual points, providing opportunity for individual prizes.
Organizers say the competition provides benefits to the environment and overall health.
Organizations and departments will compete against those of a similar size. There will be six size categories: 500-plus, 200 to 499, 50 to 199, 20 to 49, seven to 19, and three to six staff members.
The challenge is powered by Love to Ride, a global application that has been used by cities around the world to inspire and encourage more people to experience the benefits of cycling. For more information, go online to www.lovetoride.net/bike36