Bike Month Challenge highlights benefits

Faculty, staff and students who bicycled to campus in September burned more than 31,500 calories and prevented more than 700 pounds of noxious gases from entering the atmosphere, according to the Office of Sustainability.

There were 55 people who participated in September’s Bike Month Challenge. A 14-member team from the Geography and Environmental Studies Department was the largest. Collectively, the team made 115 trips to campus covering 1,018 miles. In the process, they biked 1,018 miles, burned 31,552 calories and prevented 705 pounds of CO2.

Other winners were

  • Trips to campus: Angie Escamilla, student, who rode to campus 27 times
  • Miles ridden: Natalia Valdivieso, student, who rode 396 miles
  • Collective rides: Biology Department
  • Collective miles divided by number of team members: Computer Science Department

Winners were recognized Oct. 5 at a Bike Month Finale at the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center’s Student Outdoor Learning Center Patio.

Bike Month Challenge kicked-off with the 9th annual Bike Jam Sept. 7.

For more information about incentives to bicycle to campus, visit the Pedal Perks website.


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