This year was the second ANC Active Challenge, where we encouraged people to commit to walking, biking, and taking transit from mid-May through September and track their trips on the LinkAK system.
The results are in: You all did amazing! 436 people participated in the challenge and logged over 14,500 trips for a total of over 73,000 miles of biking, walking, and bus riding.
We are very pleased to share that we are one of the 159 awardees of the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program from AARP Livable Communities and AARP Alaska! The awardees of this “quick action” grant program come from every state Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Through this grant we will be purchasing a trailer full of traffic calming materials to support "pop-up" demonstration projects across Anchorage! To find out more about the program and the other grantees check out www.aarp.org/CommunityChallenge.
We are excited to announce the first prize winner of the Active ANC Challenge! Drum roll please!!!
Congratulations to Michael Olive! He won a carbon fiber saddle from Selle Anatomica!
Be sure to keep logging your active trips as part of the Active ANC Challenge. We will be awarding more prizes on the last Fridays of July and August.
Check out the leader boards here: www.linkak.org/s/active-anc-challenge
We had a great time out there today during last Friday treat stations - we will be doing it all over again on the last Fridays of July and August. Thanks so much to everyone who came out + thanks to all the amazing organizations who provided tasty treats!
Treat stations are the lifeblood of events like Bike to Work Day. Everyone knows there is nothing better than building community with free food! This year, we are expanding our footprint to make sure even more cyclists get to experience the magic of Bike to Work Day.
We will have treat stations set up at Eastchester/Woodside Park and Lion's Community Park in Mountain View from 6-9am on Friday, May 17th. Want to help us fuel commutes and get folks on their bikes? Send an email to email@example.com!