Meghan McCloskey, National Bike Challenge coordinator
On September 30, the 2015 National Bike Challenge came to an end. The five-month period concluded with more than 92,000 riders who logged almost 38 million miles?above and beyond our 35 million mile goal! We couldn’t be happier with the results, and we want to thank everyone who took part and logged miles. No matter how many miles you rode or what place your team came in, we couldn’t have done it without you.
We’d like to send a huge congratulations to the two top individual finishers?Mary Catterton and Kurt Searvogel.
Mary Catterton (center) riding with the boys.
Mary logged more than 10,000 miles in 140 days over the Challenge period. She finished just ahead of the 2nd place finisher, Annette DiAntonio, who also broke the 10,000 mile mark.
Kurt after one of his many, many rides.
Kurt blew the competition away this year by riding every day of the Challenge and logging almost 33,000 miles. He is well on his way to reaching his goal of more than 75,000 miles in one year!
Some other outstanding players in this year’s Challenge were 3M Corporation and Trek Bicycle Corporation. It was a close race to the finish (and both companies won their respective categories), but 3M edged Trek out by 95,000 miles, finishing the Challenge with an outstanding 1,164,717 miles. In addition to 3M and Trek, the Hottman Law Office, Toole Design Group, and Wheel & Sprocket won the remaining workplace categories.
A few of the Hottman Law Office’s members pictured with their cycling team, the Cyclist Lawyers.
The team categories were just as close in the standings?the Gainesville Cycling Club came out on top with more than 800,000 miles with the Washington Area All-stars in a close second. In the remaining team categories, Shut Up and Pedal Philly, the Henry Street Pirates, and Three Rivers Velo Sport took top honors.
The Three Rivers Velo Sport crew.
Check out the full list of winners here. And remember, just because the Challenge officially ended doesn’t mean you should stop logging your miles. The website will be up and running all year, so log your miles, chat with friends, and stay tuned for some big improvements in the works for the 2016 Challenge.