What's in it for me?

Benefits for challenge participants:

 

A chance to win cool prizes! Click here to check 'em out! 

 

Also...

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.

Fun: A chance to try something new that can save lots of money and stress. It's also a great excuse to organize activities with your coworkers, at or away from the office.

Glory!: Beat the competition!

Benefits for bike commuters:

Biking improves your health: National health statistics show that when you're more active, you decrease your risk for cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Bike commuting improves your mood: 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.

Bike commuting saves $$$$: With gas costing over $2 a gallon and overall annual car ownership costs averaging almost $9,000, getting around by bike is a good way to save some of that hard earned dough!

Bike commuting keeps CO2 out of the atmosphere: 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:

Bicycling is not only good for individual employees, but it can be good for a company too:

Bicycling reduces stress and anxiety, which creates happier, more productive employees.

Absentee and turnover rates are lower among physically active employees (National Center for Health Statistics)

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.".