What's in it for me?

Benefits for Participants

Win Prizes:‚Äč Win cool prizes just for logging your tips. Check 'em out! 

Free Resources: New bike commuters in the Challenge have access to online and personal resources to help them learn the ins and outs of bicyle commuting.

Have Fun: The Bike to Work Challenge is chance to try something new, and can save lots of money and stress. It's also a great excuse to organize activities with your coworkers.

Earn Bragging Rights: Participate in a friendly competition among other Chicagoland bike commuters and organizations.

 

Benefits of Bike Commuting

Improve Your Health: National health statistics show that when you're more active, you decrease your risk for cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Plus, most bike commuters report that a little exercise and fresh air at the begining and end of their work day improves their mood at work and at home.

Save Money: With the price of gas and and the overall annual car ownership cost averaging $9,000, commuting by bike is a great way to save some of that hard earned dough!

Help the Environment: About one third of carbon emissions come from transportation; cutting down on your motorized trips can help you reduce your carbon emissions and move us one little step closer to slowing down climate change.

 

Benefits for Companies

Happy Employees: Bicycling reduces stress and anxiety, which creates happier, healthier and more productive employees.

Employee Retention: According to the National Center for Health Statistics, absentee and turnover rates are lower among physically active employees.

Less Costs: Companies spend less on health care when they invest in programs promoting physical activity. According to a study with Johnson & Johnson, the company has saved $250 million on healthcare costs over the past decade through wellness programs and "had a return of $2.71 for every dollar spent."