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Earth Month Bike Challenge 2017

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Take the Earth Month 2017 Bike Challenge! April is a great time to commute to work and get to class by bike. It's a fast, safe, and a smart way to get around Iowa City. 

The Earth Month Bike Challenge 2017 is going to take place from April 10-30 for three weeks. You can participate in the Earth Month Bike Challenge by registering for the individual challenge or team challenge. By registering and logging your rides weekly, you can win prizes for being a consistent rider, the most encouraging rider, or even submitting a photo for the photo contest.


The challenge is intended to encourage riding and show that it is a fun and healthy way to get around town. In addition, it is good for the environment and it is a way to reduce your carbon emissions. During the winter warrior bike challenge, an estimated 3.4 U.S. tons of CO2 was saved if all of the miles were spent biking instead of driving. This effort is a small part of the University of Iowa's 2020 Sustainability goals. Join a team, ride individually, take some photos, and encourage others to bike in the Earth Month 2017 Bike Challenge!

Final Leader board

Individual Challenge

NameTotal Points 
Jeremy Bockholt925 
Duane Staskal856 
Matthew Kressin839 
Ruxton Smith829 
Russell Buri811 
Mary Traschel791 
Joseph Lynch732 
Denise Crouch728 
Sundus Yousuf671 
Matthew Brockman640 

Total Points formula: Total Pts=20*(Days)+Miles+50*(People Encouraged)

Team Challenge

Team NameTotal Points 
Coffee Ride Science Ride Beer498.5 20170510 Team Coffee Ride Science Ride Beer2
Dev Null490 20170509 Dev Null Earth Month bike challenge 2nd
Denise Fit405  Bike Challenge 2017DeniseFit5
Rhetoric Rolls393 
Sustainable Circulation Sensation364 
Bike Friends283 
RecServ Riders271 
Conscious Commuters240 

Teams need to have at least two of their members log miles each week in order to be considered in the team leader board.

The points are determined by taking the average of those who biked in the team for the week.

Most Encouraging Rider: Mary Traschel (encouraged 7 people)

Photo Prize Winners: Matthew Kieffer, Brandt Uitermarkt, Elizabeth Hubing 

Other Winners: Cycle Like a Hawk seat covers were also given to 34 consistent riders; six riders were also given weekly random prizes. 


A huge thank you to every team and individual that participated in the challenge! 

Register for the Earth Month Bike Challenge

Sign up for the Earth Month Bike Challenge on the pages below. You can register for all the challenges or just one, but ...

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Log Your Rides

Here, you can log your rides each week by clicking on the links below. Make sure to log each week's rides before Monday ...

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Challenge Prize Rules

Overall Individual Rider PrizeThe overall rider prize is given out to the cyclist who has accumulated the most points. T...

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Photo Challenge

You can record your bike-fun moments by uploading your photos or sharing your photo on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter ...

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Who can participate?The challenge is designed for University of Iowa faculty, staff and students, but anyone (ages18+) w...

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Top Prizes:1) Free Broken Spoke Tune-Up and $20 gift card from World of Bikes (WOB)2) Front and Back Bike Light and $20 ...

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