by Chrissie Balding Tune
(April 21, 2014) ― May is National Bike Month, and the University of Kentucky Bicycle Advisory Committee is encouraging the campus community to participate in the annual Bike Lexington calendar of events.
The fifth annual Commuter Challenge is one of the Lexington Bike Month events. Businesses and organizations of all sizes will compete to see who can the log most bicycle commuting among their employees during the month of May.
All UK units are invited to participate, and to form teams based on their departments. The winning business in each size category will be recognized in the July issue of Business Lexington. Prizes will be randomly awarded to the participating employees of the winning businesses, and the individual with the most trips during the challenge will receive the Golden Cranks award and a prize.
Each work and errand-related trip you make by bicycle counts as a trip in the Bike Lexington Commuter Challenge; in other words, only trips that normally would be made in a car will count. The competition runs Thursday, May 1 through Thursday, May 29.