Chicago Gears Up For Annual ‘Bike Commuter Challenge’

A commuter rides on a bike path along the shore of Lake Michigan Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Chicago.
A commuter rides on a bike path along the shore of Lake Michigan. Kiichiro Sato / AP Photo
A commuter rides on a bike path along the shore of Lake Michigan Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Chicago.
A commuter rides on a bike path along the shore of Lake Michigan. Kiichiro Sato / AP Photo

Chicago Gears Up For Annual ‘Bike Commuter Challenge’

It’s this time of year that workplaces in the Chicago area take part in the Bike Commuter Challenge, competing to see who can get the highest percentage of their employees to ride bikes to work.

WBEZ is a previous winner and annual powerhouse in the competition, which is sponsored by the Active Transportation Alliance. We trade smack talk with several participants in the competition and share our strategies about how to get more colleagues to get a bike into their daily commute.