One of the best parts of holding our autumnal classic Bike Commute Challenge every September is that it coincides nicely with the beginning of the school year for students all across the state of Oregon. While the Bike Commute Challenge encourages workplaces to gear up in friendly competition to log their miles, in recent years we’ve seen numerous students (and parents of students) find ways to log twice the mileage by riding about town on their way to work, school and daycare with extended friends and family. Today’s Bike Commute Challenge Photos of the Day come from Shane MacRhodes, of the Eugene 4J School District Challenge team. Shane writes that today’s photo captures “Isadora’s first day pedaling her own way to preschool. Then a photo of me picking them up and Isa, Gus and Ben riding home.” Way to get them started early, Shane! And congrats on your participation of the Bike Commute Challenge; through Monday night, Shane and his kids are currently logging 100% of their trips by bicycle with over 34 miles pedaled for the Eugene 4J School District Challenge team, for which he is Team Captain.
Want to get your kids ready for their future Bike Commute to work? Eager to see your kid someday hoist a Bike Commute Challenge trophy of their own? Sign your school up for Oregon’s Walk + Bike to School Day! This International event on October 9th is a great way to get more kids walking and biking to school by making it fun and visible in communities across the state. The first 250 schools to sign up in Oregon will receive a free box of incentives including a Nutcase helmet, stickers, shoelaces and more to make your event awesome. Spread the word and sign up now to ensure that our walking and biking movement continues on with the next generation! Please send us an email if you’d like more information about the event.