Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the 2013 National Bike Challenge! The National Bike Challenge is a national competition among states, communities, workplaces, and individuals from May through September, put on by the League of American Bicyclists and sponsored by Kimberly-Clark. It’s a fun way to demonstrate that bicycling save money and the environment! MassBike is the local sponsor for Massachusetts, and we were happy to see almost 450 riders sign up from the Bay State this year – our first participating in the National Bike Challenge.
Everyone who participated is a winner in our book, but here is the official “podium” for MA:
- Len “Rubber Legs” Irving, Plympton (7388 points)
- Cynthia Zabin, Roslindale (6250 points)
- David Rioux, Swansea (5791 points)
- Somerville (26,870)
- Cambridge (24,066)
- Roslindale (20,871)
- Boston Museum of Science (26,088)
- Toole Design Group (19,741)
- Visible Measures (17,336)
Each day you rode was worth 20 points, and each mile you rode was an additional point. This gave more weight to consistent biking on a daily basis, while still recognizing those who travel greater distances.
This was the first year that Massachusetts participated in the National Bike Challenge, so we have a bit of catching up to do to move up in the national rankings. Next year, we look forward to making an even stronger showing, with more people, more cities and towns, and more businesses participating! Be sure to sign up again in the Spring!