The Wisconsin Bike Challenge
The Wisconsin Bike Challenge begins May 1st and runs through September 30th! Register now and have fun logging your miles right away. Have fun watching the miles add up on the leaderboard and see how you are doing compared to your friends and coworkers. Last year Wisconsin racked up over 1,000,000 miles! Let’s make it our goal to be beat that this year.
- Click here to register
- If you have an Endomondo account, enter your login details. If you don’t have an account, you’ll be prompted to create one.
- Enter your account details
- Enter your workplace – the form will autocomplete if your workplace already has a team. If not, enter your workplace name to create a team.
- Enter your typical one-way commute distance – click “measure on a map” if you don’t know.
- Click “Join”
By participating in the Challenge, you can log miles online or through your smartphone that will show your neighbors, your family and your coworkers that you’re a real Wisconsin bike champion. You’ll also be entered to win awesome bike prizes. The Challenge is FREE and a lot of fun!
For Wisconsin, two million bicycle miles contributes to healthier communities, puts more money back in local economies and puts smiles on thousands of faces. Participants in the Challenge have collectively burned more than 45 million calories and prevented more than two million pounds of CO2 from entering our atmosphere. Since 49% of the two million miles were for transportation, that’s a lot of car trips replaced by pedal power. It’s good for Wisconsin’s economy, too. Better health means fewer health care costs, not to mention that participants have saved $233,000 on gasoline — money that can instead be spent on local goods and services.
Calculating these outcomes of the Challenge offers us a unique opportunity to quantify the positive impact that our bicycling community has on our state and local communities. These positive outcomes of bicycling are not “news” for us bicycle enthusiasts, but the numbers and messages are very powerful tools when advocating for bicycling improvements in our towns and cities. Every person and workplace that participates in the Challenge and diligently logs miles is making a significant contribution to creating a better, more bicycle-friendly Wisconsin. We at the Wisconsin Bike Fed cannot thank you enough!
Click here to view the 2012 results!