Bike to Work Day Challenge

The winners are…

Albany County

Most Riders: Albany Public Library takes the Cogset Canopy this year with 17 riders
Highest % Participation, Large: BERP takes Shifting Gears back with 19%
Highest % Participation, Small: Parks + Trails NY 89%
Most Miles: Mike Soucie, BERP (82 miles)

Rensselaer County

Most Riders: RPI 15 riders
Highest % Participation, Large: Capital Roots 17%
Most Miles: Kevin Lanahan, NY Independent System Operator receives the Fork Frame (53.5 miles)

Saratoga County

Most Riders: Saratoga Springs Public Library 24 riders
Highest % Participation, Large: Saratoga Springs Public Library 22%
Highest % Participation, Small: Elan Planning + Design 44%
Most Miles: Ken Williams, Waterford-Halfmoon School (53 miles)

Schenectady County

Most Riders: Union College 50
Highest % Participation, Large: NY DEC Region 4 Office 14%
Highest % Participation, Small: Land Art Studio NY
Most Miles: Dana Rackliffe (85 miles)

Municipal Challenge: City of Cohoes 15%

Bike to Work Day 2017 was Friday, May 19th! The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) and Bikeatoga once again sponsored the Capital Region Bike to Work Challenge for Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties.

Trophies will be awarded in each county for the following categories. Winners will “own” the trophies until Bike to Work Day 2018.

  • Organization with the largest number of riders
  • Small organization with the highest percent participation (20 or fewer employees)
  • Organization over 20 employees with the highest percent participation
  • Person who rode the farthest.

The Municipal Challenge awards a trophy for the highest percent participation for any municipality in the region, in which the mayor or supervisor rode to work.


Cycle to work with Albany’s Mayor Sheehan on the morning of Tuesday, May 16! Mayor Sheehan’s commute starts at 8 a.m. at the Pine Hills Library and goes down the new bike lanes on Madison, down Myrtle, over to the Downtube bike shop, across Washington Park and then down State Street to City Hall. They’ll be finishing up with coffee, donuts, and oranges in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall (first floor, on the right).

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy is hosting a Bike to Work Day event at their office at 425 Kenwood Avenue in Delmar at 8 AM on Friday, May 19, with free breakfast, an opportunity to ride or walk on the trail for anyone who is interested, and a chance for bikers to ride to work that day. NYS Assemblymember Pat Fahy, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, and Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson will be there. The Land Conservancy is hoping to get a big crowd in order to show our elected officials how much residents appreciate the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail. The NY Bicycling Coalition is also partnering on this event. View the press release.

Saratoga Springs Breakfast is at the Arts Center, Broadway and Spring Street, on Friday May 19th from 6:30-9:30am.  Evening get-together details to come!

Bike to School Day

This year we will continue support for Bike to School day, May 10th. By county, the school (up to high school) with the most participating students will be awarded a trophy. A parent or teacher must register the school and report how many students rode a bicycle to school on May 10th. Or, schools can wait and celebrate Bike to School Day in conjunction with Bike to Work Day.

Note: Colleges and universities should participate under the Bike to Work Week.

Educational materials for kids (Sprocket Man comic book, Getting There activity book, and Chuggington safety activity book), and Capital Region Bicycle Commuter Guides are available upon request via the “contact us” link below. Schools may request items for Bike to School Day activities, regardless of participation in the Bike to School Challenge.

Download your Bike to School Day poster here.