And we’re off! The National Bike Challenge kicked off yesterday, and we’re already shattering records from last year.
Yesterday, we averaged more than 150 registrations per hour. And we blew our single day registration record number out of the water.
On May 1, 2012, we had 14,228 riders registered for the Challenge — yesterday we closed with 17,160 riders — a 21 percent increase. And we’re seeing the uptick continue today: We’re at 18,858 riders today compared to 15,795 last year, a 19 percent increase.
We’re on pace to hit 25,000 riders in the next few days.
Keep up the great work! With your help, we’ll hit our goal of 50,000 riders pedaling 20 million miles.
If you haven’t already registered, now is the time. Whether you ride to work every day or are only dusting your saddle off for the first time in 15 years, the Challenge is for you. Visit www.nationalbikechallenge.org and make every mile count!
Liz MurphyMs. Murphy joined the League in January 2013. She previously worked as a reporter covering the Justice Department. Liz has journalism and women's studies degrees from Penn State University. She commutes to work on her bright red bike daily.