By the League of American Bicyclists
The National Bike Challenge charged into the finish line today, uniting almost 35,000 Americans to bike more than 18 million miles this summer. In just its second year, the friendly competition increased the distance traveled for transportation, recreation and fitness in communities nationwide by 50 percent.
Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation and presented by the League of American Bicyclists, the free program encouraged bicyclists of all ages and abilities to get back on their bikes, ride further, and experience the extraordinary health benefits of bicycling while helping reduce their environmental impact.
In 2013, the Challenge engaged more than 3,600 communities across the country. Recognizing the boost to employee health and to the planet, more than 8,000 companies and nonprofits participated in the 2013 Challenge, including UPS, Target Corp., Facebook, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Microsoft.
Mette Lykke, CEO of Endomondo, the official tracking app for the Challenge, said she was happy to see so many people participate in this year’s event.
- Lincoln, NE
- Madison, WI
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Utah State University
- University of Wisconsin, Madison
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Bike Shop / Retailer
- The Great Escape
- Eastern Mountain Sports
- Cycle Works
- Trek Bicycle Corp.
- Texas Instruments
- Cisco Systems
- The Boeing Company
- American Electric Power
- Gainesville Cycling Club
- BikeArlington All-Stars
- Fish on Bikes
- Eric Bradford Nordgren, Topeka, KS
- Marek Dittman
- John Cacabelos, Sumner, WA
- Randy R. Reed, Lincoln, NE
- Wayne Mark, Bixby, OK
- Carl Morrison, Sturgeon Bay, WI
- Larry Ide, Monmouth, IL
- Mary C. Catterton, Appleton, WI
- John A. MacDonald, Delavan, WI
- Mark Ortiz