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Bike Challenge

The 2020 Bike Challenge will take place July 6 - July 19. This year's focus will be on riding, whether that be commuting, running errands, or just going for a joy ride. Any ride counts! 

Northwestern won the 2019 Bike to Work Challenge in the category of Education for 5000+ employees. Let's keep this dominance going! 

Join the Northwestern Wildcat Riders team! If this is your first time participating, please be sure to check the "first-timer" box in the sign up! Remember in this year's competition, any ride counts. You don't have to be a seasoned commuter, just get out on two wheels and go for a spin. And if you are in commuting mode, don't forget that biking to or from the train or bus also counts as a ride. 

Have questions? Learn more at these online sessions! 

ASK A CYCLING EXPERT

Tuesday, July 14, 12:30 - 1 pm

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Have questions about cycling? Daunted by the idea of commuting by bike? Wondering if lycra is mandatory (it's not!)? Join our expert panel to answer your burning questions about maintenance, buying a bike, riding on the road, and more! The panel will include the General Manager from Evanston's Wheel & Sprocket and a seasoned bike commuter and League Certified Cycling Instrcutor (LCI).

 

BIKE CHALLENGE: SAFETY 101

Wednesday, July 8, 12:30-1pm

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Learn more about this year’s Bike Challenge and important bike safety from a certified League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor (LCI). This half hour session will cover logging rides, helmet fits, the ABC quick check for safety, and basic rules of the road. This session will help you get out and ride safely during the Challenge and beyond.

Resources 

When biking, be sure to follow the rules of the road and observe bike safety practices. Always use lights at night, wear a properly fitting helmet, and make sure your bike is in good working order with the ABC Quick Check. The League of American Bicyclists offers a variety of educational resources for safer, more comfortable biking.

For updates on the challenge and related events, connect with sustainNU on Facebook or Twitter, join the Northwestern Bike Commuters listserv, or the Bike Northwestern Facebook group

The Bike Challenge is an annual 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. 

Questions? Email Bike to Work Challenge team leader, Elizabeth Adamczyk.