Bike to Work Day 2015

WINNERS OF THE BIKE TO WORK DAY WORKPLACE CHALLENGE, May 15, 2015

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, over 400 people registered for the challenge, amounting to over 4,000 bicycle miles, replacing about 166 gallons of fuel, 3,300 lbs of CO₂, and burning about 180,000 calories!  Pictures are being posted here.

CDTC is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization carrying out Federal requirements for cooperative transportation planning and programming in the four county Capital District area.  Our Capital Moves program provides information specific to our region to encourage commuting by transit, carpool, vanpool, and of course by bicycle.  This includes our Capital Region Bicycle Commuting Guide.

Trophies are donated by Bikeatoga and Doug Haller, 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 2016.

THE WINNERS ARE…

In Albany County:

The trophy for the most riders goes to City of Albany Employees.  BERP had the highest percent participation for a large employer.  The highest percent participation for a small organization goes to the Alliance for Quality Education/Citizen Action of NY.  BERP’s Mike Soucie rode the longest commute.

In Rensselaer County:

RPI had the most participants and Capital Roots won for the highest percent participation for a large organization. Christopher Guyon at HANYS won the trophy for the longest commute.

In Saratoga County:

SUNY ESC had the most riders, the highest percent participation (large organization) goes to the Kitware Weasels (Kitware, Inc), and Brian Woods at Skidmore wins the trophy for the longest commute.  ISTI wins the trophy for the highest percent participation at a small company. 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 Schenectady. The small employer with the highest participation is Land Art Studio NYDana Rackliffe of the Von Rollers rode the longest commute.

And finally, the City of Schenectady is the first-ever winner of the municipal challenge, for the highest percent participation including the mayor or supervisor.