Middle and High Schools

All May long: the Bike to School Challenge!

The Bike to School Challenge is great for new riders, providing the support and incentive to make the transition to regular bike commuting smooth, easy, and fun!  Experienced cyclists often relish the competition that comes with tracking bike trips and the chance to convince classmates to ride.  By riding your bike, you are reducing the amount of CO2 that you put in our atmosphere, improving your health, and arriving at school awake and ready to learn!  Plan your route ahead of time if you've never done it before. You can organize a group of friends to ride to school together and compete for cool prizes. Most importantly, ride and have fun!

2015 Bike to School Challenge--Unlock your City!

Prizes

  • Grand prize: The middle and high school students with the most miles biked to school during the month of May will win the grand prize--a hand-crafted steel bike from Traitor Cycles!
  • Weekly drawings: All registered middle and high school students logging their bike trips will be entered into weekly drawings for prizes like U-locks for their bikes, t-shirts, bike helmets, or an Ortlieb messenger bag.  

  • Plus!--- All participating students will receive a Bike Benefits sticker which gives you valuable discounts at area stores.

  • Free t-shirt: Students that bike to school at least 4 round-trips during of the month of May will receive one of our cool bike month t-shirts!

  • Golden Pedal award: If your middle or high school logs more trips than any other, the extremely prestigious and spectacular Golden Pedal Award will be granted for your achievement! 

Register

Middle and high school students will register on our Bike to School website when it becomes available on April 1, reporting trips biked every week to school.  Students younger than 13 will need to register with a parent or guardian’s email address. Students who choose to compete will create a user name (not their full name) to protect your privacy. We will only use your email address to keep you informed about the challenge, to send you updates and reminders, or other relevant information.

At the end of the month, we will tally the numbers, announce winners and award prizes! 

With your help, we look forward to exceeding one million minutes in motion this year!

Frequently Asked Questions

It's mid-May and the Bike to School Challenge is already in full swing; can I still participate?  Of course!  Register any time during the month and be eligible for prizes.  

What if I bus or carpool? Can I still participate? For some, combining the bike with other modes of transportation is the best way to work in a bike ride.  Ride your bike to the bus stop and put your bike on the bus to and from school.  

How are the trips I report authenticated?  We trust you to report the accurate number of trips to school.  You will feel proud of your accomplishments knowing that the numbers reflect your effort!  

May 6: Bike to School Day

If you are new to riding, join thousands of kids across the nation and ride on Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.