The Company Bike Challenge is a great friendly cycling competition among companies throughout the Bay Area that encourages friends and colleagues to commute by bike during the month of May. Cyclists competing in the Team Bike Challenge will earn points for their team and company every time they ride their bike to work, the park, or any other destination. It's also another great way to show other companies in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties that you are a commuting champion.
To compete, individuals sign up on the Team Bike Challenge registration page and choose their company from a pull down menu. Points will then be counted towards that company. There are three categories for companies, and the company with the highest point total in each category wins!
For complete rules and to participate, register at teambikechallenge.com. Company Bike Challenge participants need only sign up and join their company. You can also join as a team for the Team Bike Challenge if you'd like.
Company categories are:
Small Business (1-50 Local Employees)
Medium Company (50-300 Local Employees)
Large Corporation (300+ Local Employees)
Here are a few reasons why your company should compete:
Cycling is productive. Exercise increases energy levels and relieves stress. As more people at your company commute by bicycle there will be an increase in productivity.
Everyone works together. Competition is an excellent way to train the group skills that your company thrives on. And you don't have to wait until the next team-building exercise retreat.
You have a great company. Here is an opportunity to show the rest of Silicon Valley.
Give your competitors a ride for their money, while letting your employees have another thing to boast about.
2012 Company Bike Challenge Winners:
Following is a list of all the top performers in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Santa Clara County
First - Apple Inc.
Second - KLA-Tencor
Third - Tesla Motors
First - LitePoint
Second - Mark Thomas & Company
Third - REI Mountain View
First - DNAnexus
Second - Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Third - Achronix Semiconductor Corp
San Mateo County
First - SRI International
Second - Stanford University
Third – SLAC
First - REI San Carlos
Second - Coraid
Third – Proteus Biomedical
First – Blekko
Second – Tableau Software
Third - Datameer
To view the complete 2012 list of standings, visit youcanbikethere.org.