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Bike Commuter Challenge and Bike2Campus

Bike Commuter Challenge 2016

The Bike Commuter Challenge is an annual week-long biking celebration organized by the Active Transportation Alliance. The event encourages new and experienced riders to get out and bike while creating friendly workplace competition among Chicagoland companies and organizations. This year, the competition kicks off on Friday, June 10 and runs through Friday, June 17.

Help Northwestern compete with other Chicago-area educational institutions for the title of Bike Commuter Challenge winner! Show your purple pride by registering as a member of the Northwestern University team, riding to campus, and logging your rides. Any biking trip counts, whether you ride a few blocks to a public transit stop or ride all the way from home to campus.

Northwestern will be celebrating with a free bike tune-up station and snacks and social gatherings for cyclists.

Questions? Email Bike Commuter Challenge team leader, Elizabeth Adamczyk.

Bike2Campus Week

Each fall, Northwestern students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the annual Bike2Campus competition by riding anywhere and everywhere. The competition puts Northwestern head-to-head with 10 other Chicago colleges and universities and is meant to emphasize the benefits of cycling, including promoting healthy lifestyles, low carbon transit, saving money and having fun. Northwestern took the title for most participants in the 2015 competition, while School of the Art Institute earned honors for the most rides logged.

Learn more about biking at Northwestern.