June 10th, 2016
2016 MassCommute Bicycle Challenge breaks the record with 156,285 miles biked, 145,862.26 pounds of CO2 emissions saved
City of Cambridge winning community in 2016, MIT Lincoln Labs wins business category
The 22nd annual MassCommute Bicycle Challenge (MCBC) successfully inspired over 2,400 Massachusetts residents, employees, and students to log a record breaking 156,285 miles by bike during Bay State Bike Week this past May 14th-22nd, exceeding the 2015 record by 10,200 miles!
Each year, during Bay State Bike Week, the twelve TMAs of MassCommute challenge Massachusetts travelers to take as many trips as possible by bicycle and log them on the MCBC website. The Challenge is a free and friendly competition between businesses, communities, and institutions for fun and fitness, and seeks to encourage bicycling as a viable mode of transportation.
MassCommute is particularly proud of this year’s results:
In addition, over 200 people came out to celebrate the winners and raffle off some great prizes at the Bike Bash held at Flat Top Johnny’s on June 1st (check out the photos at http://tinyurl.com/bikebashpics)
Over the last two decades, the MCBC has become a signature event of Bay State Bike Week. From daily bike breakfasts and raffles to tune-ups and safety workshops to commuter convoys and bike parties, the MCBC is both an opportunity celebrate the joys and benefits of biking and to engage in some friendly competition with our fellow commuters, communities and businesses/institutions. It is also an opportunity employers to show support for cycling as a real, valuable transportation choice for their employees (84% of trips logged during the Challenge were for commuting/general transportation!) by forming teams and/or sponsoring the event.
Huge congratulations to our 2016 winning teams, communities & individuals!
MassCommute extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to our generous MCBC 2016 sponsors: