The Bike to Work Challenge runs May 19-25. Everyone who tracks at least one bike trip to work on the RIDE Solutions app during the week-long challenge will be entered to win prizes including a gift card and RIDE Solutions swag! The winner will be announced on May 25, so be sure to log your trips before noon that day.
Download the RIDE Solutions app for iOS
Download the RIDE Solutions app for Android
If you already use an app like Strava to track your rides, you can easily connect it to the RIDE Solutions app to effortlessly earn points and rewards.
Not Sure If You Can Bike to Work?
The cool gear and clothes might make it easier, but Lycra is not required to reap the benefits of cycling. You only need a little planning to get going. Here are some ideas:
• Ride to a coworker’s house and carpool to work.
• Try riding to work and taking mass transit home, then alternating the next day.
• Bike to the nearest transit stop and take your bicycle with you on the bus.
• Do a test ride on the weekend – check out the RIDE Solutions trip planner to find the fastest way to work.
Remember, when sharing the road, make sure you wear high visibility clothing and abide by the motor vehicle laws of the Commonwealth. At night, wear reflective clothing or accessories, use a headlight and taillight and always wear a helmet. For additional information on traffic rules and bike safety, check out Ride Better Tips from the League of American Bicyclists.
Health Benefits of Biking
Cycling to work can transform your daily commute into an enjoyable part of your day. Numerous studies have shown that daily exercise can reduce stress, boost your mood, improve sleep, and reduce anxiety. It also improves cardiovascular and aerobic fitness, lowers blood pressure, builds muscle, and can increase energy levels.
Celebrate Biking All Month Long
May is National Bike Month and there are many ways to celebrate!
National Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19th. Stop by the Draper Road tent in Blacksburg between 7:30 and 9:00 AM for refreshments and fun before you bike to work.
The RIDE Solutions Bike to Work Challenge is May 19-25.
The Blacksburg Bike Parade is May 20, and Blacksburg is offering additional bike-related activities and events in May that you can check out here.
Ride of Silence – Wednesday, May 17th in Radford. Join cyclists worldwide in a silent, slow-paced ride in honor of those who have been hurt or killed while cycling on public roadways. Learn more here.
Bike Rodeo – Tuesday, May 23 in Pulaski.
Want to share the Bike To Work Challenge with your employees? Download the Employer Toolkit here!