Boston's Transportation Department (BTD), the Boston Area Transportation
Management Associations, BEN & JERRY'S, CARAVAN for Commuters and MassBike
are sponsoring the 1999 Boston Bike to Work Corporate Challenge as part of
the 4th Annual Boston Bike Festival. The Corporate Challenge is designed to
encourage employers and employees to consider bicycling to work as a fun,
healthy, environmentally friendly commuting mode. As an added incentive to
participate, Boston's own Mayor Menino will recognize winning companies at
the city's Annual Bicycle Festival
on Friday, May 21, 1999 at noon.
Plus, BEN & JERRY'S will throw the winning companies an ice cream party
(specific dates to be determined).
How Does It Work?
The City of Boston has designated Tuesday, May 18th as "Bike to Work Day".
Employers are asked to
register for this friendly business challenge,
where Boston area businesses will compete against one another for the
most cyclists participating. Each company who joins the challenge will
be asked to
register individual employees
who pledge to bike to work on Tuesday, May 18th.
A list of registered cyclists should be submitted to
Adam Shulman, BTD, by Friday, May 14th, 1999. The company with the
largest percentage of employees reregistered within their class is the
employee forms are available online.
Companies will be divided into classes as follows:
- Class A: 1-250 employees
- Class B: 251-500 employees
- Class C: 501-1,000 employees
- Class D: 1,001- 5,000 employees
- Class E: Over 5,000 employees
Want to Increase Your Percentage Points?
Businesses can earn Bicycle Friendly Bonus Points. Here's how:
||Does your business provide secure racks,
lockers, a cage or other methods for employees to safely secure
their bike? If so, give yourself 10 bonus points.
||Does your business provide literature to
employees on helmet use and how to safely ride on city streets as
part of its ongoing health and safety message? If so, give yourself
10 bonus points.
|Does your business offer employees
a place to shower, and store a change of clothes after cycling to work?
If so, give yourself 15 bonus points.
How Do We Participate?
Participating in the Challenge is fun and easy! Every registered
participant is automatically eligible for a raffle prize to be drawn at
the Boston Bike Festival, Friday, May 21.
You can register using the forms you can download from this site.
Each company should submit a company form
and each employee who will be biking to work at that company should
submit an employee form. If a company
submits all of its forms together, that will make it easier for us.
For more information and to receive a registration packet, contact Adam
Shulman at the Boston Transportation Department, 617-635-4004, or leave
a message with your name, and your company's name and address on the Bike
Festival Hot Line: 617-635-2075.
To find out about other Bike Week events, check the
Bike Week Calendar