Did You Know?

Roughly every three days, one person biking or walking is killed by someone driving a car in the Chicago region.

Ready for a new Challenge?

Every year, the Bike Commuter Challenge throws down the gauntlet, asking people to track their trips for one week as they bike to work. In extending direct involvement to all team members in 2012, participation went off the charts. Nearly 7,000 riders took more than 16,000 trips totaling more than 161,000 miles! This great success made one point abundantly clear: Chicagoland needs more challenges like this throughout the year!

That’s why we’re introducing, a year-round competition that allows you to sign up, track your trips and get points you can use toward great monthly prize contests. As long as you’re reducing your drive-alone trips—whether that’s with transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, or telecommuting—you’re eligible to participate and win. Sign up and keep track of fuel saved, carbon emissions reduced and calories burned.

For the November competition, you could win:

  • A transit package that includes your choice of CTA, Metra or Pace passes, plus $25 to spend at either Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks.
  • A folding bike.
  • A Chicago “stay-cation” package for two: A night at the Chicago Fairmont Hotel, passes to the Field Museum and round-trip transit.

Get recognized as one of the greenest and healthiest commuters in northeastern Illinois. The first employer challenge, called TransitWorks, is now accepting teams. Sign up today: The competition begins December 1!

And the Bike Commuter Challenge will be back next summer better than ever at!