The Golden Sprockets

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.

Bike Anchorage hosted the second annual Golden Sprockets to award the challenge winners their medals and recognize all those that participated. The celebration took place on October 3rd at 49th State Brewery with plenty of pizza and beer, and The SpeNerds kept us moving and grooving for the evening.

Group winners were broken down by small, medium, and large organizations and the top three individuals received awards as well.

List of winners:

Large  Employer (100+ employees)

  1. Providence Health and Services
  2. Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  3. Municipality of Anchorage

Brendan Babb, left, accepts a Golden Sprocket award on behalf of the Municipality of Anchorage.

Medium Employer (50-99)

  1. CRW Engineering Group
  2. Anchorage Museum
  3. R&M Consultants

CRW Engineering employees show off their Golden Sprocket award!

Small Employer (1-49)

  1. Trustees for Alaska
  2. Kuna Engineering
  3. SLR Consulting

Individual Winners

  1. Jena Ferrarese
  2. Donovan Camp

Donovan Camp accepts his Golden Sprocket award.

  1. Lyndsay Kotalik

Lyndsay Kotalik placed third for most trips logged. Photo credit: Greg Rowland.

We also want to acknowledge all the partners who helped make this challenge possible: State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage Health Department, and Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions (AMATS)

We appreciate the work of everyone who participated in the challenge, and are blown away by the cumulative impact of all those individual trips. Let us know if you have any feedback about the Active ANC Challenge, and we are looking forward to hosting another cycling challenge in February as part of Winter Bike Fest! 

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