May 14th through May 20th is national Bike Week, a time to promote cycling
as a valuable transportation mode. To celebrate Bike Week and promote
bike-commuting, employers compete in the Cycle 2000 Challenge by having
employees register to Bike-to-Work at least one day during Bike Week.
Competing within size-categories, employers win points for registered employees and Bonus Points for "Bike-Friendly" amenities at the work-site (such as parking, security, showers, changing facilities, education/safety programs, etc.)
Winners/PrizesAt an awards ceremony and press event in May, Transportation Commissioner Andrea d'Amato will present certificates to the Cycle 2000 Challenge winners.
Employers will also win a Ben & Jerry's ice cream party for employees - scheduled at your convenience.
As an extra incentive, all employees registered for the Cycle 2000 Challenge will be entered into a free raffle. In addition to many small prizes appropriate for bike-commuters, the Grand Prize is a brand-new, collapsible bike by Strida.
Ideal for the commuter, the Strida bike folds to fit easily into a cubicle or to be carried along on transit. Even if you already own a bike, you'll want a unique Strida!