Who can do it?
Any Central Iowa workplace of any size can take the Bike Commute Challenge. And since this is a friendly, free competition, any employee can play.
We will make awards to workplaces based in these 10 counties: Boone, Story, Marshall, Dallas, Polk, Jasper, Madison, Warren, Marion, and Poweshiek.
You don’t need official permission to register yourself or, if you’re the first registrant from your workplace, your team. But if your company has an employee transportation coordinator or wellness coordinator, you might want to ask that person if they’d like to coordinate the BCC for your workplace as well. (We can change coordinators and assign co-coordinators if necessary.)
Because the BCC counts one-way and part-way bike trips, you can participate no matter how long your commute. Drive part way and bike the rest—it counts! Take DART to work and bike home—it counts! Everyone who logs just one trip by the end of May is entered in a prize drawing (of course, logging more trips gets you into more prize drawings too).
If you’re out of town for much of May, or you work part-time, that is also okay. Our trip logging calendar lets you customize your schedule to eliminate days that you don’t work, for whatever reason.
Workplaces outside of Central Iowa are welcome to register and use the Web site, but they won’t be included in the final rankings and awards at the end of May.
Extra coolness factor: Bike Commute Challenge awards are based on bike trips in May. But this system will be active year-round. Especially handy if your company awards incentives for miles bikes in other months.Oh, and did we mention this is free?
Bike Month Iowa and the Bike Transportation Challenge are two more programs brought to you by the Des Moines Bicycle Collective.