The 16th annual Bike to Work Week
The Worksite Challenge
Are you “the bike commuter” where you work? If so we need your help!
We need you to help inspire your co-workers to try bike commuting, if just for this one week. Bike to Work Week is an awesome opportunity to let your co-workers see how rewarding bike commuting can be and we want to reward you for setting a great example.
- Worksite registration will begin in early May and will continue through the Monday of Bike to Work Week.
- One representative from each worksite should register their worksite on the BTWW website and tell us the maximum number of people who generally work at your worksite per day. This number will be the base number used to calculate the week’s ending percentages
- If there are employees who walk to work or who are not at work on any given day throughout the week, it is the responsibility of the coordinator to log in through the BTWW page and amend their worksite numbers for that individual day.
- FBO will take the number of employees at each worksite, subtract out any pedestrian commuters IF reported by the coordinator, and divide that result into the total number of reported bicycle commuters.
- The winning worksite will be based on the average of all five days’ worksite scores.
- Flagstaff Biking Organization will announce the worksite category winners Monday, May 29th, on the website.
- The winning category worksites will be recognized with a plaque from Flagstaff Biking Organization that appropriately acknowledges their awesomeness.
- Flagstaff Biking will draw from the list of entered bicycle commuters for raffle prizes every day of the week.
- All riders who enter a commute on the BTWW website for ALL 5 DAYS, whether affiliated with a worksite or not, will be entered into a raffle for BIG prizes to be awarded on Monday the 30th of May.
- All materials will be available online only
Worksite Challenge Rules:
- Workplaces of any size may compete in the BTWW Worksite Challenge but only workplaces with more than 10 people are eligible for the overall category awards.
- The worksite challenge officially takes place from Monday May 22nd at 12:00am until Friday May 26th at 11:59pm. Log-ins for each day should be completed by 11:59pm on the day for which data is being entered.
- A worksite’s size category will be based on the population reported by the Coordinator when registering their worksite or an amended number for the day if entered and received by the end of that day. The Coordinator should use their best judgment when reporting their worksite size, Flagstaff Biking will adjust before final judging if necessary.
- Large worksites will have a minimum average of 40 people at work each day of the challenge and the top Worksite Score for the week will receive a plaque commemorating their accomplishment
- Medium worksites will have an average between 11 and 39 people at work each day of the challenge and the top Worksite Score for this category will receive a plaque commemorating their equally impressive accomplishment.
- Unaffiliated commuters will not qualify for trophies but all participants have an equal chance at raffle prizes throughout the week and those who log commutes for all five days will be eligible for the big prizes at the end of the week.
- Redundant entries will be deleted. Please do not cheat.
- Registering Worksite must be legitimate businesses with a physical address.
- If the challenge is tied after the 5 days, the winning team will have the longest average miles per person commuted. If there is a tie in longest average commute, a random drawing between he tied worksites will determine the prize winner.
- “Bus-N-Bike” or “Park-N-Bike” cyclists can take the bus or drive for a portion of their commute, but only the portion ridden on the bike counts for the “round trip distance”.
- If a bike is used for running errands, those miles can be included in the round trip miles. Recreational cycling does not count toward your commuter miles, only those miles you would have used a car for otherwise.
- No commutes less than a half block (180’) count. Are you really suggesting you were going to drive your car that far?