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Bike Month and Commuter Challenge 2016

New York City’s Bike Month 2015 was a stellar success… and thousands of participants are already looking forward to 2016’s events!

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Bike Month 2015

Over a 3-week period in May 2015, 2,277 riders from 474 companies and organizations tracked at least one commute by bike as part of the Bike to Work Challenge. A total of 17,869 trips were tracked, covering 190,304 miles.

An astounding 20% of riders in the Challenge had never commuted by bike before, and an additional 17% had been riding for less than one year. The Challenge is 100% free, and it’s perfect for veteran bike commuters and newbie bikers alike.

In addition to the Challenge, Bike Month also included commuter outreach stations, where T.A. staff and volunteers handed out refreshments and information to bike (and pedestrian!) commuters at 9 stations around New York City. The month ended with the Bike Home from Work Party, a street festival in DUMBO where T.A. members, Challenge participants and the public were invited to enjoy good times and celebrate our bike-friendly city.

2015 Bike to Work Challenge Official Results:

The following teams won great prizes from Challenge sponsors and certificates during an award ceremony at the Bike Home from Work Party. But everyone who participated was a winner – of team camaraderie and a fresh perspective on their daily commute.

Highest participation by team size:
Team Category Participation %
nARCHITECTS 1-4 employees 100%
Studio Gang Architects 5-24 employees 100%
Evans Heintges Architects 25-99 employees 83.3%
Etsy 100-499 employees 28.8%
Amplify 500-999 employees 12.1%
American Museum of Natural History 1,000-4,999 employees 2.8%
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 5,000+ employees 0.4%

Most Trips:
Etsy, 761

Most Miles:
Etsy, 5,732

Most individual miles, by borough:
Name Borough Miles
Michael Callery Staten Island 290
Cesario Zayas Queens 496
Dan Sciannameo Manhattan 512
Bob Goodman Bronx 588
Rick Gallo Brooklyn 1,515