Maybe you were sitting in your car this morning, stressing about the cars all around you, wondering how you ended up in this routine. Maybe you were thinking about that New Year’s resolution that faded away in March or April and want to find a way to finish the year strong. Or, maybe you’re just looking for an excuse to enjoy a little more of that crisp air and appreciate Atlanta’s canopy as it begins to don the warm autumnal hues. Well the Atlanta Bike Challenge: Biketober is your chance to challenge yourself and your friends to ditch the car and make cycling a part of your daily routine.
The #AtlBikeChallenge is a fun and free bike competition hosted by Georgia Commute Options to promote bicycling as a healthy and clean commute alternative from Oct. 1-31. You don’t have to be an avid cyclist to participate, riders new and old will be joining social teams to compete for a chance to win exciting prizes like tickets to see the Hawks, two Southwest Airline tickets, a week of free Good Measure Meals or even a trip to Italy or San Francisco.
Participants are encouraged to create teams with their coworkers, friends and family; people who can encourage each other to stay motivated throughout the month. You and your team will earn points for every mile you ride, every day you ride and for every person you encourage to sign up.
Teams will compete against nine others in a pool. After the third week of Biketober! The top teams from each pool will face off in an exciting Final Sprint, a playoff to determine the top Biketober team in the region.
Go to ATLBikeChallenge.com to find out more and to register. Make October the month that you give a clean, healthy commute a try- Get out and ride!
Also check out some of these tips to keep you riding throughout the month: