Bike to Work Day Challenge 2018

Bike to Work Day 2018

Thank you for registering for Bike to Work Day 2018 event and making this a success. We will shortly announce the winners for 2018 Bike to Work Challenge. Stay tuned!


About Bike to Work Day

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) continues to support the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge (#B2W518) for employers in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties. This year Bike to Work Day is on May 18th. The flyer for the event is here.

Bike to Work Day is an annual event held each spring across the United States and Canada that promotes bicycling as a fun way to commute to work. Leading up to Bike to Work Day, national, regional, and local bicycle advocacy groups encourage people to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving by providing route information and tips for new bicycle commuters.

Trophies for each County:
Highest Participation rate, 11+ employees
Highest Participation rate, up to 10 employees
Largest number of riders, Longest bike commute
School with the most riders

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 2019.

Bike to School Day

This year we will continue support for Bike to School day, May 9th. 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. For registration click here.

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. 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.