Everyone (Even Zombies) Challenged to Bike to Work in October
Metro Atlanta will experience its first-ever Bike to Work Challenge throughout the month of October. And, to help people feel more comfortable commuting to work via bicycle and transit, a horde of zombies recently filmed a video demonstrating that even the walking dead can load a bike on the front of a bus.
The video, produced by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and MARTA, can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zioYE6XgMw&feature=player_embedded#!
The Bike to Work Challenge allows participants to log their bicycle commute miles to earn points toward prizes, including bicycle gear and REI gift cards, or to see their name on the regional leaderboard. Riders can compete as individuals or form teams. They may bike all the way to work or just to a bus stop, train station or park and ride lot.
As part of the Challenge, riders will get tips on bicycle commuting, have the chance to participate in “Confident City Cycling” classes and learn about local cycling groups and online communities to join. All are encouraged to challenge their friends, themselves and to use pedal power to have fun on the way to work.
The Bike to Work Challenge is sponsored by the Clean Air Campaign, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Did You Know?
- Each week, 20,000+ commute trips in metro Atlanta involve a bike.
- The average person can burn 200 calories in a 20-minute bike ride.
- More than 25 percent of auto trips are less than 1 mile.