If you're on a team, you already know that team captains make the Group Health Commute Challenge awesome. They encourage co-workers and friends to join the challenge and motivate riders throughout the month of May. Every year there are hundreds of amazing captains who go above and beyond the call of duty to make the challenge fun and meaningful for their teammates, but some truly stand out. We received 50 nominations for 28 captains who thought their team captain earned 2012 Captain of the Year. Selecting a captain from this outstanding pool of nominees was difficult, but we are pleased to name Tom Gibbs of Cell on Wheels as 2012 Captain of the Year!
To all those who rode in the Group Health Commute Challenge: congratulations on a job well done! Nearly 12,200 people registered for the Challenge, with more than 80 percent of those logging trips over the course of the month. Collectively, we logged more than 1,500,000 miles , beating 2011’s record by more than 200,000 miles.Wow! You all deserve a hearty pat on the back for riding in May. We'd also like to take this opportunity to recognize several teams, organizations and individuals who stood out.