It took a while to crunch the numbers but the Bike to Work Spokane results are in:
For that reason we are recognizing teams in each category that recruited the highest percentage of new commuters, as well as high mileage totals.
Unlike Commute Challenges in some other cities, we count biking for other transportation besides commuting to/from work. When you start using your bike for transportation generally, you’re making a real shift that we want to recognize and reward.
In most cases, the team with the most miles overall in a category also had the most miles for other transportation in addition to miles to/from work. In some cases the “other miles” were higher for a different team, in which case we noted that. (We didn’t count recreation/fitness miles.)
A complete list with overall team stats is being sent to team captains.
Overall Results, All Categories
United Airlines: Highest % new commuters in ALL categories (80%)
Bikes Baseballs and Pucks (Spokane Indians/Spokane Chiefs): Tied for #2 overall ALL categories for highest % new commuters (78%)
Cranky Bureaucrats (Spokane Regional Transportation Council): Tied for #2 overall ALL categories for highest % new commuters (78%)
Spike’s Spokes (Gonzaga University): #3 overall ALL categories for highest % new commuters (75%)
Spokesman-Review: Highest mileage in ALL categories (448 work+406 other=854, 94.89/member)
sn-w’ey’-MEN (Spokane Falls Community College): 2nd highest mileage in ALL categories
Mountain Gear: 3rd highest mileage in ALL categories
Cycling Sasquatch (Spokane Falls Community College): 4th highest mileage in ALL categories
Spokane Community College: 5th highest mileage in ALL categories
Spokane Falls Community College: 6th highest mileage in ALL categories
Ferris Wheels (Ferris High School): Highest mileage in K-12 category; 7th highest mileage in ALL categories
Go Orange (Washington State Dept. of Transportation Eastern Region): Highest mileage in Public Agencies category; 8th highest mileage overall
Sustainability Bikers (Spokane Community College): 9th highest mileage overall
Rehab Rollers (St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute): Highest mileage in health care; 10th highest mileage overall
Top Overall Employer for # of employees participating: Spokane Public Schools
Top Higher Education Employer for # of employees participating: Community Colleges of Spokane
“Bikingest” College: Spokane Falls Community College, with all 3 teams in the top 10 for mileage
Top Health Care Employer for # of employees participating: Sacred Heart Medical Center
Top state agency (not including public colleges/universities) for # of employees participating: Washington State Dept. of Transportation Eastern Region
Century Club: 158 people rode 100 or more miles during the week.
Half-Century Club: 330 people rode 50-99 miles during the week.
Quarter-Century Club: 363 people rode 25-49 miles during the week
For the rest of the results by organization type and size, see our 2009 Commute Challenge page.
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Thanks for registering and riding! We hope you’ll continue to bike to work–and everything else–every week.
Chair, Bike to Work Spokane
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