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Ready to take the road on two wheels instead of four? The fifth-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge runs from October 1-31, 2018. Presented by Georgia Commute Options, the Atlanta Bike Challenge: Biketober aims to inspire commuters in the 19 metro Atlanta counties to bike to work instead of driving alone.
By simply registering at www.ATLBikeChallenge.com and riding a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between October 1st and 31st, participants will earn points for a chance to win fantastic prizes, including:
- Weekly giveaways - $15-150 in bike gear, restaurant gift cards, experiences, etc.
- One year, annual membership to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
- Atlanta grand prize – a brand new bike (valued at $1,000)
- International grand prize – a trip to the Grand Canyon or New Zealand (winner announced in March 2019)
Last year’s event boasted more than 200 participating organizations, 2,200 competitors and 221,000 miles logged. We’re hoping to smash that number this year by making it a record-breaking Biketober month to remember! Join us by creating a workplace or social team of up to eight people, joining a cycling club or competing solo as a lone rider. You can earn prize points for every mile and every day they log and more points for every new person they encourage to sign up. Plus, in the final week of the event, top teams will be compete in a Final Sprint to determine the top team in the region.
Register for free at www.ATLBikeChallenge.com today to start logging your miles and earning prize points when Biketober kicks off October 1st. To earn points, record your rides here or download the Ride Report app to log rides automatically and help make Atlanta better for riding.
After pedaling across the finish line of Biketober, Atlanta’s Annual Bike Challenge, you might be wondering where our collective two-wheeled endeavors took us.
From the BeltLine to Path400, bike lanes to cul-de-sacs, Biketober results exceeded expectations. Participation in this year’s challenge increased 31 percent, with a total of 1,762 riders. These riders logged nearly 30,000 trips during the challenge – a 49 percent increase from the previous year.
In addition to enjoying a less stressful commute, participants in Biketober helped reduce congestion and emissions across the region, something we all stand to benefit from. We also awarded more than 20 prizes to participants! Take a look at everything riders won this year:
$600 towards a bike or bike gear from a bike shop of your choice
Winner: Currie Cole Smith - Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. - Team Kimley-Horn
$500 towards a bike of your choice
Winner: Joseph Gardner –The Biking Dead
Uuni Pizza Oven
Winner: Tom Rasmussen – Bikefriendlyatl
$100 gift card for Vespertine NYC apparel
Winner: Tim Ehlbeck – Team Daimler Bikers North America
2 x T2 Helmet from Torch
Winner: Daniel Pastrich – Team Monkey Business
Winner: Candice Thiessen
Men's or Women's apparel set from Patagonia
Winner: Sean Sanders - Morgan Stanley – Atlanta
Winner: Alice Grossman - Georgia Tech CEE Transpo
Two tickets to ANY show at Dad's Garage
Winner: Linda Rathje – Team Stevens & Wilkinson
Two tickets to Mission: Escape Atlanta
Winner: Robyn Stoddard - high consequence commuters
Gift Card to the new Georgia Beer Garden
Winner: Nathan Woodruff - Council of State and Territorial – Epidemiologists
4 x $25 gift cards from Midway Pub
Winner: Alex Fite Wassilak - TSW Planners
Winner: Dave G - Manifest Speed
Winner: Kat Meagley - Just Keep Spinning
Winner: Scott Palmer - Bike Roswell! Board 2017
Passes to Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym
Winner: Angela Speeth - Lord Aeck Sargent-1
4 x Free Flight Coupons to the new Monday Night Brewing Garage
Winner: Sarah Kuester - CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Winner: Aung Aung - Georgia State University - Adair Park
Winner: Yeou Jih - City of Atlanta Resilient - Road Warriors
Winner: Yolonda Freeman - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
4 x all-inclusive tickets to any Family Series Show at the Center for Puppetry Arts
Winner: Joel Webber - FullStorians
Winner: Jeevan Kumar Makam - RCEC team
Winner: Christian DiCenso - Delta Air Lines Cycling Club
Winner: Tenisio Seanima - For Alice
1 x free week (5 days Monday through Friday) of Good Measure Meals (valued at $120.00)
Winner: Pearl Caplan - CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Southwest Airlines Certificates (valued at $150.00 each)
Winner: Jennifer Leavey - Georgia Tech Sci Riders
Many thanks go to our generous sponsors for enlivening the competition by making these prizes possible. And to all who participated, thank you for making Biketober 2017 a huge success. We hope you all join us again next year!
- The Georgia Commute Options Team