Marquette University #39 in Bike Challenge

Marquette University has signed up for the 2012 Bike Challenge.  By participating, you’ll easily and conveniently be able to enter your bike trips and miles using the challenge website.  You can connect with other riders in the challenge, or embrace the spirit of competition by winning points for your employer, your community, or your state. You also become eligible for prize drawings after you’ve logged just three days on your bike.  The more you bike, the better your chance of winning will be!  The Challenge runs from May 1 – August 31, 2012. You can sign up or drop out at any point during the Challenge.

Last year’s Challenge was a huge success with over 4,500 participants from across Wisconsin who logged a total of 1.2 million bicycle miles. This year, the Wisconsin Challenge is tied into a National Challenge.  Currently, Wisconsin is in second place only behind Vermont.  By participating, you’ll be joining more than fifty thousand riders logging over ten million miles, demonstrating the power of the bicycle to build healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

There are currently 33 Marquette University faculty and staff members participating, including solo riders and five teams!  We have logged 1,961 miles and earned over 3,000 points.

Nationally, Marquette University is currently ranked #39 among participating workplaces and #8 among large universities in the challenge.

You can participate with Marquette University by riding solo or creating your own Marquette team.  All participating faculty and staff are eligible to receive a Marquette University bike strap and will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Wheel and Sprocket gift certificate.  We have a wide variety of participants, including commuter, recreational, serious, and occasional riders.  All are welcome.

Additionally, Milwaukee Bike to Work Week is May 12 – 18.  The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation has partnered with local businesses and non-prof

its to make this year’s Bike To Work Week an encouraging and fun experience. Stop by a commuter station for free coffee and snacks and get fueled up for the work day.

For more information on the bike challenge and bike to work week, visit http://www.marquette.edu/wellness/bicycling.shtml

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