Did You Know?

Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie St. increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.

… and the winners are….

Congratulations to this year's Bike to Work Week winners!

This year’s Bike to Work Week saw major upsets in the Public Agency, Non-Profit and Business categories.

Rising to the occasion were the likes of the Village of Arlington Heights (who bumped Sen. Richard Durbin’s Office out of the running), The Burke Group (who knocked Trader Joe’s Lincoln Grace top standing) and The Old Town School of Folk Music (who pedaled right by Chicago Public Radio). See the complete results here

And the Bike to Work Week winners are…

Public Agency
500+ employees: City of Chicago Department of Transportation
100-499: City of Chicago Department of Environment
25-99: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
5 to 24: Village of Arlington Heights

500+: Orbitz Worldwide
100-499: The Burke Group
25-99: Webb deVlam
5-24: Fuzzy Math
5-24: Green Dream Group
5-24: Pagit Systems
5-24: Calor Design Group, Ltd.
5-24: DKA
5-24: Universal Sole
5-24: The Coffee Studio
5-24: Second City Training Center
5-24: Farr Associates
<5: No Drama Piano Services
<5: Euromic Inc.

500+: The Field Museum
100-499: Old Town School of Folk Music
25-99: Center for Neighborhood Technology
5-24: Beverly Area Planning Association
<5: Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

K-12 School
500+: Chicago Public Schools
100-499: Benito Juarez High School
25-99: Chicago Math and Science Academy
5-24: Chicago Jesuit Academy
<5: Digital Buddha Design

500+: Moody Bible Institute (Facilities)
100-499: Northwestern University Library
25-99: Kaplan University (Department of Registrar)
5-24: University of Illinois at Chicago (Office of Sustainability)

Bicycle-related Business
25-99: REI Lincoln Park
5-24: Chicago Athlete Magazine
5-24: Boulevard Bikes
5-24: Spin Doctor Cyclewerks
5-24: Upgrade Cycle Works
5-24: Johnny Sprockets
<5: The Bike Lane
<5: Warren Cycling

500+ Draftfcb
100-499: Upshot (Environment)
5-24: Slover Linett Strategies (Human Resources)

More businesses than ever competed for the Bike to Work Week title. Employees from 478 companies – up from last year’s 322 – pedaled their way to work during Bike to Work Week in June.

Offices tracked participation based on the number of employees who took at least one partial or complete trip to work by bike. Teams competed in categories based on their staff size and type of business.

Congratulations! Now let's make every week Bike to Work Week!