Bike to Work Day 2014

WINNERS OF THE BIKE TO WORK DAY WORKPLACE CHALLENGE, May 16, 2014

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) announces the winners of the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge (#B2W518) for employers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. Bike to Work Day is an annual event held each spring throughout the country that promotes bicycling as a fun way to commute to work. This year, almost 350 people registered for the challenge, amounting to over 3,500 bicycle miles, replacing about 148 gallons of fuel, 2,900 lbs of CO₂, and burning about 159,000 calories! Pictures are being posted here.

Trophies are donated by Bikeatoga, Albany Bicycle Coalition’s Lorenz Worden, Troy Bike Rescue’s Dakota and Sheila, and Steven Rolf Kroeger. Trophies will remain with this year’s winner until Bike to Work Day 2015.

THE WINNERS ARE…

In Albany County:

The trophy for the most riders goes to City of Albany Employees. There is a tie for the highest participation for a large organization, between Cohoes City Hall and BERP (Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection). The highest percent participation for a small organization goes to the Alliance for Quality Education. Robert Dansereau at BERP rode the longest commute.

In Rensselaer County:

Capital District Community Gardens had the most participants and Gary Roosa at the NYS Office for Children and Family Services won the trophy for the longest commute.

In Saratoga County:

Skidmore College had the most riders, the highest participation (large organization) goes to the Kitware Weasels (Kitware, Inc), and Chris Harris of the Kitware Weasels wins the trophy for the longest commute. In addition, Lake Avenue Elementary continues to hold onto the school trophy.

In Schenectady County:

Union College had the most riders. The large employer with the highest participation is DEC (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation). The small employer with the highest participation is Horizon Productions. Dana Rackliffe of the Von Rollers team (Von Roll Isola USA Incorporated) rode the longest commute.

 

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