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Newswire: BTA Bike Commute Challenge results

Posted by on October 8th, 2010 at 9:27 am

Below is the BTA press release about the 2010 Bike Commute Challenge.

2010 BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge: More than 1 Million Miles and 2,500 New Bike Commuters!

October 8, 2010 – Every September since 1995, workers in Oregon and SW Washington have
competed to see who can bike to work more in the BTA’s Bike Commute Challenge
(www.bikecommutechallenge.com). Individuals register on their workplace’s team, log their
bike commutes online, and at the end of the month the BTA does the math and honors the
winning companies.

This year’s winners in each category were announced at an awards party at Rotture, Thursday,
October 7, 2010. Many Portland area teams biked together from work to arrive at the 5:30 pm
party to enjoy bike parking by Bike Racker, pizza from Hot Lips and Hopworks beer.

The 2010 winners are:

Business or nonprofit organizations with 1 employee reporting a 100% commute rate:
Dr. Jeffrey D Sher- Jeffrey Sher
Willamette Pedestrian Coalition- Steph Routh
The Copy Center at Camera Graphics- Peggy Pfenninger
HoltzReport- Andrew Holtz
Portland Physical Therapy- Kathleen Hahn

Businesses and nonprofit organizations with 2-4 employees reporting 100% commute rates:
Grapheon Design, Portland
New Outlook Financial, LLC, Portland
Organic Haus, Eugene

Businesses and nonprofits with 5-24 employees:
Sam Six of Portland with a 99.1% commute rate

Businesses and non-profits with 25-99 employees:
Alta Planning and Design of Portland with a 70.1% commute rate

Businesses and non-profits with more than 100-499 employees
First Alternative Co-op of Corvallis with a 43.4% commute rate

Businesses and non-profits with more than 500 employees
Reed College of Portland with a 10.9% commute rate

Public agencies with less than 25 employees:
City of Portland- Commissioner Leonard’s Office with a 56.1% commute rate

Public agencies with 25-99 employees:
PSU Campus Recreation Department with a 40% commute rate

Public agencies with 100-499 employees:
City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability with a 30.8 % commute rate.

Public agencies with more than 500 employees:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality with a 9.9% commute rate

Bike Shops less than 8 employees:
Ashland Cycle Sport with a 98.8% commute rate

Bike shop with 9-15 employees:
Bike Gallery- Downtown with a 100% commute rate

Bike shop with 16 or more employees:
Citybikes of Portland with a 55.6% commute rate

Brian Reynolds distance award to commute with highest mileage:
Chris Bell of ODOT- Salem with 1881 miles in 24 days of commuting
(Chris Bell commutes daily from Portland to Salem.)

Brad Buchanan Team Captain Award presented by Emerita
Darren Pennington of Providence Portland Medical Center

In the first year of this new award, Darren is recognized for authoring a monthly bikers’
newsletter, organizing quarterly rides with the CEO, maintaining records of regular bike counts,
and providing much expertise and encouragement to new bike commuters on his team.

The BTA’s 2010 Bike Commute Challenge saw participation from almost 1300 workplaces and
11,000 individual riders. Together participants logged well over 1 million miles of bike
commutes or the equivalent of circling the Earth 40 times. Almost 2,500 participants identified
themselves as new bike commuters.

More and more people in the Portland metro area, and around Oregon and SW Washington, are
finding that biking to work is a practical and enjoyable choice. The BTA’s Bike Commute
Challenge helps support new bike commuters as they try out a new way of getting to work and
recognizes bike friendly workplaces for their efforts.

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is a statewide non-profit organization with a mission
to create healthy and sustainable communities by making bicycling safe, convenient, and
accessible.

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