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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 bconwa.com.
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