MassBike Chosen as Beneficiary of CLIF Bar 2 Mile Challenge

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) is excited to announce that it has been chosen as the August 2012 beneficiary of the CLIF Bar 2 Mile Challenge. Each month, CLIF Bar picks a different bicycling non-profit as the beneficiary of its nationwide challenge to get people out of their cars for trips under 2 miles.  For every trip logged on 2milechallenge.com during the month of August, CLIF Bar will donate $1 to MassBike, up to $10,000!  This is not just for bike commuters: any bike ride counts as a trip! With thousands of MassBike members and many more dedicated cyclists throughout the state, we are confident that we’ll hit the 10,000 trip mark.

“MassBike is thrilled to have been chosen as the August beneficiary of CLIF Bar 2 Mile Challenge. CLIF Bar has shown a clear commitment to creating a more bicycle friendly America, donating $100,000 annually to non-profit bicycle organizations,” said David Watson, MassBike Executive Director. “CLIF Bar’s history of community involvement and sustainability is a model for the business community.”

Reaching 10,000 logged trips should be attainable if each of our 3,000 members logs just 3 trips.  And this contest is nationwide, so cyclists everywhere can log their trips as well to benefit MassBike. So call your sister in Chicago, your brother in law in Nashville, your nephew in Ann Arbor and ask them to register!

Create an account at 2milechallenge.com by clicking “Join the Ride”. Then enter your trips each day in August. Every trip logged will help MassBike with our advocacy and education efforts throughout the Bay State.

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