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Locals Get Ready to Rock the Road for Bike Challenge’s 10-Year Celebration

By September 21, 2022April 4th, 2024No Comments

Residents across the Metro Atlanta region prepare to hit the pavement for Georgia Commute Options’ biggest Biketober yet as the challenge hits a 10-year milestone.

Residents from around the region are gearing up to let the bicycles (and the good times) roll as they toast to 10 years of Biketober.

Georgia Commute Options’ 10th Annual Biketober will be in full effect during the entire month of October for the 20-county Metro Atlanta region. In the past, this event has drawn more than 3,000 participants.

Those who register early (before October 1, 2022) will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 REI gift card. There will also be weekly prize giveaways on social media, along with a grand prize drawing for an Edison e-bike.

Biketober is all about encouraging everyone to experience the joy of bicycling anytime, anywhere. Residents can scale up their riding habits at their own pace. Those who are new to biking are urged to give it a try, while occasional riders are challenged to increase their frequency and regular riders are pushed to substitute car trips for ones that can be made by bike. No matter the motivation for riding—whether for mind, body, work, the environment, fun, or all of the above—GCO sees every pedal as a symbolic step forward and celebrates all participants’ accomplishments in working toward their personal goals.

“We are so proud of our region and our partners for helping us bring this event to the community for the 10th year in a row,” says Jill Goldberg, GCO’s Marketing Director. “Biking isn’t just for physical health, it’s also a great opportunity to try a sustainable mode of transport to help improve our region’s air quality and lessen the impacts of climate change!”

The challenge promotes positive lifestyle choices. Last year, 376 Atlanta-area companies registered teams as employers encouraged commuters to bike to work, school, or even around their neighborhoods. In total, participants logged more than 340,000 miles and saved over 31,500 pounds of CO2.

“This year, we’ll be kicking off Biketober with a bang!” says Roz Tucker, GCO’s managing director. “We hope all riders have a good time with this challenge while having a positive impact on the environment and their health and wellness one pedal at a time.”

The annual Biketober challenge is presented by Georgia Commute Options. Partner organizations include the Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Propel ATL, The PATH Foundation, and Westside Future Fund. To register, visit, go for a bike ride, then log the ride on the site or through the Love to Ride app. Earn points, climb the leaderboards, and be entered to win prizes!

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 an 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 and follow Georgia Commute Options on

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, 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.

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