Proposed by Intercity transportation
Iintercity public transport The Bicycle Community Challenge is gearing up for its 35th year. The month-long event encourages Thurston County residents to cycle for transportation, as well as individual and community health and wellness. The challenge is open to everyone and now all types of bike rides count. Participants go to work, school, bike errands or just to have fun and get in shape anytime in May, and log their rides for rewards and prizes.
Registration is free. Register online at Intercity transportation website.
“The more people who cycle in our community, the better it is for everyone, no matter what they’re cycling for. We hope recreational riding will allow some people to try riding for transportation as well. Cycling for health and fun also benefits individual and community health, and we need these benefits now more than ever,” says event coordinator Duncan Green. “And, the BCC provides a positive environment with information, support and encouragement that helps people get on the bike.”
The annual Bicycle Community Challenge is a popular event with over 1,000 participants each spring. The event encourages, promotes and celebrates cycling in Thurston County and provides guidance, encouragement and a group bike ride. The challenge awards prizes to cyclists of all skill levels and ages thanks to the generous donations and support of more than 40 local businesses and organizations.
Upcoming Community Bike Challenge Events
Cycling-related events are scheduled before and during the Bicycle Community Challenge:
- Stroll on the Earth Day market, April 23, 10am-12pm. This neighborhood walk takes participants to the Olympia Farmers’ Market, with a meet-and-greet at the Heritage Park fountain in downtown Olympia for free coffee and goodies, and a raffle.
- Bike-to-work day, Thursday May 19, 07:00 – 09:00 Cycle to work and visit a bike station along the way for snacks and information.