Biketober Is Back! Sign Up for Metro Atlanta’s Annual Bike Challenge

Individuals who register by September 30 are entered for a chance to win their own electric bike

ATLANTA – (September 25, 2019)  Starting October 1, revamp your metro Atlanta commute with Georgia Commute Options’ month-long bike challenge, Biketober. This free and fun challenge encourages residents from across the 20 metro Atlanta counties to try biking as a commute option and experience the benefits, while helping reduce congestion and improve air quality. This year’s partner organizations include the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the American Heart Association and AARP Georgia.

Riders earn points to win prizes in the month-long competition. Prizes include bike gear, restaurant vouchers and one of three new bikes. This year, riders who register before September 30, 2019 will be entered for a chance to win an electric bike from Edison Bicycle Co., valued at $2,200.

“Bike commuting is healthier for you and better for the environment when compared to driving alone and has a positive impact on mobility in the region,” said Jill Goldberg, Georgia Commute Options’ Marketing Director. “The past few years we’ve seen ebikes grow in popularity, which has opened up bike commuting to an entirely new group of commuters who previously may have chose to drive alone.”

Last year, Biketober participation increased 10%, with nearly 2,500 registrants and 261,000 miles logged. 2018 riders logged more than 30,000 trips during the challenge.

Interested cyclists can register at www.ATLBikeChallenge.com, with the option to create a workplace or social team of up to eight people, join a cycling club or compete as a solo rider. Biketober participants can earn prize points for every mile ridden and every day they log a trip. Riders can also earn points for encouraging other riders to sign-up for the challenge.  

For more information about Biketober and to register, visit: www.ATLBikeChallenge.com.

About Georgia Commute Options

Georgia Commute Options, a program managed by the Atlanta Regional Commission and funded through the Georgia Department of Transportation, works with employers, commuters and schools to encourage drivers who ride alone to make the switch to a commute alternative such as riding transit, teleworking, carpooling, vanpooling, walking and/or biking, with the ultimate goal of reducing congestion and the emissions that contribute to smog pollution. For more information, visit www.GaCommuteOptions.comand follow Georgia Commute Options on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Get access to cash incentives by logging your clean commute on our website or through the Georgia Commute App, which is available for download via the App Store or Google Play.