Bike To Work week begins Sunday, May 13

City trails coordinator Matt Mihalevich and BCO’s Laura Kelly explain more about Bike to Work week.

City of Fayetteville, YouTube

Think you can bike to work for a full week? Here’s your chance to give it a go.

May is National Bike Month, which means city officials and the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks are once again encouraging people to ride a bicycle to work as many days as possible for Bike to Work week.

A kickoff celebration is set for 5:30 p.m. on May 11 at the Town Center plaza on the Fayetteville square. Planned events include a proclamation from Mayor Lioneld Jordan followed by a group ride on the city’s trail system from downtown to the uptown area.

As usual for Bike to Work week, residents in Washington and Benton County will compete in a bicycle commuter challenge. The BCO will award donated prizes to the workplaces with the highest percentage of bicycle commuters on a given day and to individuals who log the longest commutes.

For more information or to fill out a registration form, visit

2011 bicycle commuter challenge winners

4-20 Employee Size Category
1st place: U of A Intramural / Recreational Sports

21-100 Employee Size Category
1st place: Greenhouse Grille
2nd place: McGoodwin, Williams and Yates
3rd place: City of Fayetteville Engineering and Planning

101+ Employee Size Category
1st place: Kennametal

Longest Single Commute Competition
1st place: Jon Bitler of Kennametal in Rogers: 45.6-mile round trip
2nd place: Brandon Bynum of Garver Engineering in Fayetteville, 30-mile round trip