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Announcing an awards night honoring Chicagoland's leaders in bike commuting

Released: July 16, 2014

Contact: Ethan Spotts
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Announcing an awards night honoring Chicagoland's leaders in bike commuting
More than 900 Chicagoland companies participated in the 2014 Bike Commuter Challenge

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, bike commuting in Chicagoland will be celebrated in style at the 10th Floor, Wells Street showroom of DIRTT Environmental Solutions overlooking the Chicago River, as the winners of Bike Commuter Challenge are feted among corporate, media, and city leadership VIPs.

The Bike Commuter Challenge Awards Party will include an appearance and toast from the host of WBEZ's Worldview, Jerome McDonnell, a Bike Commuter Challenge Team Leader himself. Other VIPs include members of the business community whose leadership has furthered sustainable commuting in the Chicago area.

Last month, the Bike Commuter Challenge concluded with record-setting participation. More than 900 companies in Chicago and the suburbs competed, highlighting how easy and popular biking – and sustainable commuting as a whole – have become in Chicagoland.

The free, invitation-only event will begin at 6 p.m. at 325 N. Wells Street, in the DIRTT Environmental Solutions 10th floor showroom. VIPs, team leaders and winning team members will mingle over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by an awards ceremony honoring the winners of the Bike Commuter Challenge,

The Bike Commuter Challenge is sponsored by WXRT, Revolution Brewing, Portland Design Works, Clif Bar, Dark Matter Coffee, SRAM, , Village Cycle Center, The Chainlink and the City of Chicago.

The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, the Active Transportation Alliance is supported by more than 7,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 35 full-time staff. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit or call 312.427.3325.

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