Cycle Smart Initiative + Commuter Challenge Results

13 Jun

Ride Richmond has just announced an exciting new initiative called Cycle Smart to promote cycling and cycling safety.  They have a bunch of great things to offer: bike rodeos for kids; brown bag lunch sessions at offices interested in bike commuting; safety classesbike commuter mentoring for individuals who would like to try commuting; and a road skills course in development with the city on Belle Isle in the old nail shed.

If you can think of anyone who might be interested in any of these, mention the initiative and tell them to contact Ride Richmond at richmondcyclesmart@riderichmond.net for more information.

Commuter Challenge Grows

Ride Richmond has also announced the results of its second annual Bike Month commuter challenge, and they are impressive.  The event is clearly growing and will no doubt continue to do so.

• This year a total of 178 people signed up and logged commutes — that’s up 78% from last year!

• Those people logged a total of nearly 13,000 miles of bike commuting for the month of May!  That’s an average of 90 miles per participant over four weeks.

• The top employers with respect to employee participation in the challenge were VCU/VCUHS, City of Richmond and RPS, University of Richmond, Virginia State Agencies, and the Federal Reserve.

Again this year Ride Richmond gave away a Giant bicycle to a lucky participant (a drawing from among participants), along with a bunch of t-shirts and grab bags.

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