Congratulations to Summer Bike Commute Challenge Winners

The BCA-AIA Summer Bike Commute Challenge is all wrapped up. It again proved to be a fun and engaging competition with over 40 teams participating and over 47,000 miles commuted by bike. The average percent of trips made by bike in Anchorage is reported to be 1.5%.  The competition is broken down into classes based on employer size and business compete to have the highest percentage of trips by bike.

Our 2012 Bike Commute Challenge winners are:

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Last Coffee and Treats of the Summer


Summer Bike Challenge Awards Party

Please come on out and support BCA and all of the 2012 Summer Bike Challenge participants by attending the end of season celebration and awards ceremony at Midnight Sun Brewing Company on Tuesday, August 28th. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate. Come early so you have time to have a beer or sample their menu. We will distribute door prize raffle tickets to Challenge participants starting at 6:30 pm, and will announce the team and individual winners and award door prizes (for the Challenge participants) at 7pm.

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Upcoming Events and Action Alert

RONDE van ANCHORAGE, June 17th
This is probably the best 100Km tour around Anchorage ever. We’ll put you on some surprising little streets, trails, and cut-throughs. This ride is an absolute delight. Don’t miss it. Invite all your friends. A great way to explore Anchorage by bike! Information here.

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I Bike Anchorage Summer 2012

May 9th Is National Bike to School Day. To celebrate Bike to School Day and in an effort to inspire students and teachers to bike to school, we have found an especially uplifting and inspiring story about a 6th grader who loves to bike. We hope you enjoy this story as much as we do and that Nathan’s story inspires you to go by bike.  And with that, I am excited to offer the second in BCA’s series, I Bike Anchorage.

Brian Litmans, BCA Board President

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Upcoming Summer Events and Take Action

KSKA Summer Party, Saturday June 2, 3PM-10PM, 3877 University Drive (near the APU campus)
The party is free and open to the public, and everyone’s invited to enjoy the hot dogs and live music. Come down by bike and enjoy the safety and convenience of our Free And Secure Bike Parking Service. See the website for more information.

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Bike To Work Day Counts, Traffic Skills and LCI classes

BTWD
Thanks to everyone who rode last Friday, May 18 for BTWD! Anchorage had an increase of 16% over last year, for a grand total of 4,106 cyclists counted at 14 key intersections. BTWD traffic has increased 168% since 2007!

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12 Bike Stations for Bike to Work Day


Bacon Station Sensation

BACON STATION SENSATION ON BIKE TO WORK DAY!

There is nothing better than riding your bike and getting a whiff of bacon in the gentle breeze.

ANCHORAGE, AK – Attention all cyclists, stop by the popular Bacon Station on East Chester Creek Trail on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 18th from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM.

Thanks to the Spenard Roadhouse, the Bacon Station is equipped with 500 strips of bacon for anyone who rides their bikes to work!

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Bike To Work Day, Creek Cleanup, East Anc Dist Plan

Bike To Work Day, May 18

Checklist:

Workplace team signed up? Check!

Bike tuned up? Check!

Made plans to stop by the Greenstar / BCA Bacon Station? Check!

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