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Bus riders account for more than 20 percent of people using Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.

Roll the Cold Bike Challenge starts soon!

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Have you registered for the Roll the Cold Bike Challenge yet?

If not, you can do so here. Biking one way to or from your destination on one day between January 17-23 counts as participating in the challenge.

The person who rides (and logs) the most miles during the challenge will be honored as the King/Queen of the 2015 Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.

This means being featured on our social media and highlighted in communications for our 2015 (Summer) Bike Commuter Challenge.

You can win prizes for raising money too. Check it out: 

  • $25 gets you…Icebreaker GT® Merino Wool Socks
  • $50 gets you…Portland Design Works Bird Cage Water Bottle Holder
  • $100 gets you…Click Bike Light Combo Set
  • $250 gets you… Icebreaker GT® Merino Wool Socks + Pearl Izumi Windproof Biking Gloves
  • $500 gets you… Icebreaker GT® Merino Wool Socks + Portland Design Works Bird Cage Water Bottle Holder + Peal Izumi Windproof Biking Gloves

And get this: The participant that raises the most money will be awarded the Grand Prize – a SE F@E Fat Tire Bike that sells retail for $899. (To win the bike, you must raise at least $500. In the event of a tie, we will do a lottery.)

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for the challenge today. And don’t worry, we’ve got all the info you need to be a winter bike commuting pro!

In lieu of biking during the challenge, you can also participate by donating to the Active Transportation Alliance.

Your financial support will help the Active Transportation Alliance’s efforts in making biking in Chicagoland safer and easier.

Spring/summer biking more your thing? You’re in luck. Early (and discounted!) registration for 2015 Bike the Drive opens at Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday, January 23.

Stop by to register for Chicago’s premier biking event and warm up with some free Dark Matter coffee and a side of Eli’s cheesecake. Oh, and we’ll be there too. Come chat with us and other winter cyclists.