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USU: Top in National Bike Challenge

What is the National Bike Challenge?

The National Bike Challenge is a health and wellness initiative that encourages people to bike for transportation and recreation. It is open and free to anyone who lives in the U.S. or works for an organization with U.S. employees. Every time you get on your bike the miles count. Whether for fitness, fun, or transportation, participants log their miles on nationalbikechallenge.org. Miles pedaled on a stationary bike or trainer do not count.

Who competed in 2013?

The 2013 National Bike Challenge consisted of 34,594 riders in 2,143 teams. 18,512,081 miles were logged, saving riders $2,174,942 in potential gasoline money as well as 6,850,230 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As an added bonus, 416,538,473 kilo calories were burned, keeping riders fit and healthy. 

How did USU rank?

USU was the top National Bike Challenge university in the competitive 2013 challenge! A big thank you for the months & miles hundreds of USU participants put into the Challenge. Team USU logged more miles and accumulated more points than university competitors across the country, and was 7th highest among all workplaces! This is especially inspiring given that in some winter days, Logan UT experiences the worst air quality in the nation. Our efforts in this challenge is a step in the right direction of reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.

  • 91,075 miles ridden
  • 1,284,624 kcal burned
  • 41,473 lbs CO2 saved
  • $13,168 saved

How to join next year? 

To join next year, sign up at http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national. Happy roads and trails to all of our fellow riders.