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Bike to Work Corporate Challenge winners announced

This year’s Bike to Work Day on May 20 inspired more than 6,100 people in the San Diego region to get out of their cars and hop onto their bikes, a nearly 20 percent increase over years past.

SANDAG and its partners greeted riders at a record 75 pit stops throughout the region. Riders stopped by for refreshments, free Bike to Work Day T-shirts, and encouragement. Many pit stops provided extras – including hot breakfasts, mini bike adjustments, gift drawings, and chair massages.

The San Diego Zoo pit stop saw a huge spike in traffic: 184 riders showed up at the site this year, compared to 108 last year. Holland’s Bicycles, which hosted a pit stop aboard the Coronado ferry, had nearly 200 riders stop by for food and beverages, up from 120 last year.

This year marked the first time that the Bike to Work Corporate Challenge was promoted for the entire month. Fifty-seven organizations competed for bragging rights.

Congratulations to the following winners (by company size):

Micro (1-25 employees):  San Diego Coastkeeper
Small (26-100 employees):  KTU+A Planning + Landscape Architecture
Medium (101-500 employees):  Takeda San Diego
Large (501-2,500 employees):  Caltrans District 11
Macro (2,501+ employees):  The Scripps Research Institute

These winners will be recognized with plaques, as well as an advertisement in the San Diego Business Journal. 

Bike to Work Day was presented by San Diego County Credit Union and the Corporate Challenge was sponsored by Tri-City Wellness Center. Other sponsors include: The San Diego Zoo,, REI, Clif Bar, State Farm, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, and Healthy WorksSM.

Healthy WorksSM is a countywide initiative making systems and environmental changes promoting wellness and addressing the nationwide obesity epidemic. Healthy Workssm, administered by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and includes the University of California at San Diego, SANDAG, San Diego County Office of Education, Community Health Improvement Partners, and San Diego State University, along with numerous community-based partners. The project is part of San Diego County’s “Live Well, San Diego! Building Better Health” initiative, a 10-year vision for healthy communities.

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