Corporate Challenge 2012

Last year, Corporate Challengers logged 1,222 trips, and 3,793 miles! We’re hoping for an even bigger turnout this year, thanks to a much lighter winter.

Here are the details of the 2012 Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge. We’re doing things a little different this year to create a more level playing field. It’s just no fun if NDOT wins EVERY year! Go bookmark this page on the Muscle Powered Blog to get the latest updates:

NDOT’s Secret Weapon

From Muscle Powered:

To enter the Carson City Corporate Challenge, please send an email to:, and include the following information:

* Company or Agency Name
* Total Number of Company, Agency or Department Employees. Not riders who are participating. All Employees!
* Contact information

When: The Corporate Challenge runs during Bike to Work Week, May 14th – May 18th.
Who: Anyone may enter!

Three Divisions:
Private Business, Public Agency and Solo.
Solo riders compete for total mileage only.

In an attempt to create a fair competition, teams are limited to a maximum of 10 riders. If your corporation can field a team larger than 10, you may enter a second, third or fourth team. Teams will compete for a perpetual trophy and bragging rights in the following categories:

* Total miles
* Number of trips
* Percentage of employees participating

* Riders may ride as many or as few days as they wish.

* Total Miles: Miles ridden to work and back may be counted. Miles ridden at lunch for dining or errands may be counted. Recreational ride mileage may not be counted. If you ride with your children to school you may include one mile to your company’s daily total.

* Trips: The ride to work is considered one trip. An errand or ride to lunch is considered one trip. The ride home is another trip. You may include riding to and from school with your children as one additional trip.

* Percentage of Employees Participating: Since the number of employees in a corporation can vary greatly, big corporations/companies can create smaller, more manageable teams; for example, data processing, accounting, Carson Office, etc.

* Alternative Transportation: One of the goals of Bike to Work Week is to encourage alternative transportation. Therefore, walking, public transportation, and multi-mode transportation will be allowed. Bicycle trips and bus/auto trips may be combined for one trip; for example, taking the bus half way to work and riding the rest of the way. Bus/auto mileage cannot be added to your team’s total mileage.

* In the event of a tie the total age of participating employees will determine the winner.

* Winners: We would like to hand out awards to the winning teams at the Bike to Work Week Party on Friday, May 18th at the Firkin & Fox. In order for us to do this we need your help. On Friday, May 18th we will require team leaders to upload their information by 5pm. We realize that some of your team may still be on the clock at this time, so we will accept projected miles and trips.

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