Ready for a new Challenge?

Every year, the Bike Commuter Challenge throws down the gauntlet, asking people to track their trips for one week as they bike to work. In extending direct involvement to all team members in 2012, participation went off the charts. Nearly 7,000 riders took more than 16,000 trips totaling more than 161,000 miles! This great success made one point abundantly clear: Chicagoland needs more challenges like this throughout the year!

That’s why we’re introducing, a year-round competition that allows you to sign up, track your trips and get points you can use toward great monthly prize contests. As long as you’re reducing your drive-alone trips—whether that’s with transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, or telecommuting—you’re eligible to participate and win. Sign up and keep track of fuel saved, carbon emissions reduced and calories burned.

For the November competition, you could win:

  • A transit package that includes your choice of CTA, Metra or Pace passes, plus $25 to spend at either Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks.
  • A folding bike.
  • A Chicago “stay-cation” package for two: A night at the Chicago Fairmont Hotel, passes to the Field Museum and round-trip transit.

Get recognized as one of the greenest and healthiest commuters in northeastern Illinois. The first employer challenge, called TransitWorks, is now accepting teams. Sign up today: The competition begins December 1!

And the Bike Commuter Challenge will be back next summer better than ever at!

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Hi Adam, 

Sorry for the confusion. There are two different competitions/ways to win going on simultaneously. 

1. Individual prize drawings each month (starting for Nov.):

  • Track your trips
  • Get points
  • Use your points to enter the prize drawings each month

2. Team-based "employer challenges"

  • The same trips you track for points also count towards team participation
  • TransitWorks runs Dec 1-7 and counts all transit trips tracked during this time
  • Just as with our Bike Commuter Challenge in the past
    • Teams are ranked on participation rate (total employees who've joined the team and tracked at least one eligible trip)
    • Winning teams are publically recognized and receive a winner certificate
  • The 2013 Bike Commuter Challenge will be found at

Thanks for your commment! If you have any additional feedback, you can submit it through the website form, or via email to

Brian Morrissey

I don't understand... "For

I don't understand...

"For the November competition, you could win..."

"The competition begins December 1!"

Which is it? Does the competition begin in November or December?

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