Group Health Commute Challenge Official Standings #ghcc
There is a LOT to celebrate this year. For one, we debuted a brand new Commute Challenge website and heard from many of you that it was a vast improvement over last year's. And then participation reached another all-time high.
More than 11,000 folks registered for the Challenge, with 82 percent of those logging trips over the course of the month. That’s fantastic. Collectively we rode 1,306,014 miles, smashing last year’s record by a whopping 222,000 miles. Congratulations everyone!
Now, on to the standings.
Workplaces are really important to the success of the Group Health Commute Challenge. From small companies like SvR Design to major institutions like UW and Microsoft, businesses understand that bike commuting makes great business sense. Larger organizations dominate the standings in overall trips, riders and miles, but when categories are divided on a per rider basis, small businesses enter the fray.
Team members at Pacific Science Center
Most Riders in an Organization
1st place: Seattle Children's (458 riders)
2nd place: University of Washington (454 riders)
3rd place: The Boeing Company (420 riders)
Most Miles in an Oraganization
1st place: The Boeing Company (92,065.1 miles)
2nd place: Microsoft Corporation (60,051.8 miles)
3rd place: Seattle Children's (56,513.2 miles)
Most Miles per Rider in an Organization (Average)
1st place: The Stratford Company (1,404 miles/rider)
2nd place: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC (790 miles/rider)
3rd place: Columbia Bank (445 miles/rider)
Most Trips per Rider in an Organization (Average)
1st place: The Stratford Company (27 trips/rider)
2nd place: Montlake Bicycle Shop (24 trips/rider)
3rd place: Target (22.1 trips/rider)
Many riders join the Group Health Commute Challenge because of the camaraderie and competition of being part of a team. Below are some of the team results.
Team NMML Non-Essentials
Most Trips for a Team
1st place: Montlake Bicycle Shop (216 trips)
2nd place: SCHARPer Cyclists (203 trips)
3rd place: Sterna Paradisaea (198 trips)
Most Team Miles on a Per Rider Basis (Average)
1st place: Sterna Paradisaea (872 miles/rider)
2nd place: Windows Phone Dark Theme (613 miles)
3rd place: Product Pedalers (483 miles)
There were some incredible individual riders this year. Along with the folks below, a whopping 713 people rode 100 percent of their work days!
Most Trips Overall
1st place: Juan Valero (31 trips)
2nd place (tie): Jim Troy (30 trips)
2nd place (tie): Neil Wechsler (30 trips)
3rd place (tie): Redentor Balansay (29 trips)
3rd place (tie): Steven Case (29 trips)
3rd place (tie): Sanjay Hari (29 trips)
Most Miles Overall
1st place: Kristin Welch (1,800 miles)
2nd place: Izaak Kelly (1,650 miles)
3rd place: Roger Crawford (1,430 miles)
New riders are key to growing the bicycle community. The support and encouragement of current riders inspires new people to try bicycling everyday. Bring a friend on your next ride. This year, a record 2,200 brand new bike commuters participated in the Group Health Commute Challenge!
Most New Commuters in an Organization
1st place: Seattle Children's (122 newbies)
2nd place: The Boeing Company (79 newbies)
3rd place: University of Washington (78 newbies)
Most Miles Among New Commuters
1st place: Anna Bershteyn (732 miles)
2nd place (tie): Greg Pepper (660 miles)
2nd place (tie): Kartik Murthy (660 miles)
3rd place: Bill Stauber (642 miles)
Most Trips Among New Commuters
1st place: Sanjay Hari (29 trips)
2nd place: Egor Trilisky (26 trips)
3rd place: Bob Rivet (25 trips)