Did You Know?

A bicycle commuter who rides four miles to work, five days a week, avoids 2,000 miles of driving and about 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.

Commuter Challenge team leaders raise the bar

Bike to Work Week is on! Team leaders from across the region have been working hard to get their coworkers in the saddle. Check out some great work done by team leaders:

Elizabeth Adamczyk and Sarah McVicar at Northwestern University Library have been super busy! Check out this website that Sarah put together. Additionally, they are organizing a Bike Mentor program that matches experienced commuters with new, first time commuters.

Ken Dorado at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois put together this blog with great information on nearby bike parking, bike rentals, bike events and showers. There is even a poll to gather information from company cyclists to help determine what cyclists want from the group.

Jennifer Brand and Beth Azuma at the Adler Planetarium help maintain the Bike to Work Boardcf where everyone can get their hands on maps and other great information about biking to work.


Johanna Thompson has been leading the way as the Field Museum seeks to defend their title from 2008. What makes a champion? Raffling a new ipod for people who participate in the commuter challenge. Co-hosting a commuter station during Bike to Work Week. Putting Bike to Work Week on the front page of their employee newsletter. Oh and raffling off a re-furbished bike to those who participate in their bike to work week events (like lunch-time rides), use their company’s shared bikes, or become members of the Active Transportation Alliance. On top of that, they hosted an in office Bike Repair Day to make sure everyone's bikes were 'ride-ready.'


These team leaders and others have raised the bar.

Are you a team leader? Now is the time to submit your team's results. Make sure to log every participating member of the team to enter them in a raffle for great prizes from Planet Bike! Category winners will recieve prizes at the team leader awards luncheon.