WINNERS OF THE BIKE TO WORK DAY WORKPLACE CHALLENGE, May 19, 2017
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, 515 people registered for the challenge, amounting to over 5,500 bicycle miles, replacing about 223 gallons of fuel, 4,400 lbs of CO₂, and burning about 240,000 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 Bicycling Guide.
Trophies are donated by Bikeatoga, Albany Bicycle Coalition, Troy Bike Rescue, Steven Rolf Kroeger, and the Albany Public Library. Trophies will remain with this year’s winners until Bike to Work Day 2017.
THE WINNERS ARE…
In Albany County:
The trophy for the most riders goes to the Albany Public Library, with 17 riders. BERP (the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection) had the highest percent participation (19%) for a large employer. The highest percent (89%) participation for a small organization goes to Parks and Trails New York. BERP’s Mike Soucie rode the longest commute, at 82 round trip miles. Hamagrael Elementary won the school trophy, with about 225 kids riding.
In Rensselaer County:
RPI had the most (15) participants and Capital Roots won for the highest percent (17%) participation for a large organization. Kevin Lanahan at the New York Independent System Operator won the trophy for the longest round trip commute, with 53.5 miles.
In Saratoga County:
The Saratoga Springs Public Library had the most (24) riders, the highest percent participation (large organization) also goes to the Saratoga Springs Public Library with 22%, and Ken Williams at the WaterfordHalfmoon Central School District wins the trophy for the longest commute, riding 53 miles. The highest percent (44%) participation for a small organization goes to Elan Planning and Design. Lake Avenue Elementary continues to hold onto the school trophy, with about 120 kids.
In Schenectady County:
Union College had the most riders, at 50. The large employer with the highest participation, at 14%, is the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Region 4 Office. The small employer with the highest participation is Land Art Studio NY. Dana Rackliffe of the Von Rollers rode the longest commute, of 85 miles.
And finally, the City of Cohoes holds on to the municipal challenge trophy, for the highest percent participation including the mayor or supervisor, with 15% of employees riding.