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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

It's Chicago Bike to Work Week!

On Saturday, June 8 at midnight, the starting flag dropped on the free Bike Commuter Challenge program, the best way to participate in Chicago Bike to Work Week. Have you signed up yet?

/The Challenge, held every year during Chicago Bike to Work Week, creates thousands of new bike commuters in Chicagoland by connecting people itching to ride with their seasoned bike-commuting coworkers on employer teams.  

Every team member just has to log at least one bike trip during Bike to Work Week. That trip can be part of the trip to or from work, or it can be all of the way to or from work.  

Teams are ranked on the percentage of their total employees who have logged at least one bike trip during Chicago Bike to Work Week, June 8-14, 2013. If you haven't created or joined a team yet, it's not too late!  

Team and team member registration extends through Bike to Work Day, Friday June 14! You can pick up your team leader toolkit — full of great goodies for recruiting coworkers to join your team, like a poster, bike map, and bike commuting guide — at one of over 20 Chicagoland Bike Pit Stops or Bike to Metra events!  

Find the event closest to you with this complete guide to Chicago Bike to Work Week events! The City of Chicago is hosting a variety of bike celebrations and Active Trans is holding Bike Pit Stops all over the region.

Last week, Active Trans and the Bike Commuter Challenge were featured on both Chicago Public Radio's (WBEZ, 91.5) Worldview with Jerome McDonnell and CBS Chicago Morning News, with Vince Gerasole.  

Click on the links below to listen to the radio show and see the television interviews (riding into the loop from Andersonville live)!