Bike to Work Week Victory at CHHM in 2 categories: Size and Health
When life gives you torrential downpour, time to dust off the bike, and get outside, right?
Cycling in the rain is not for the faint of heart. And this 2014 Fall Bike to Work Week required iron hearts because this year BTWW took place during a week where the leftovers from tropical storm Ana was pummelling the city.
For many people at our Centre this BTWW meant hitting up bike shops to get fitted with fenders during lunch breaks, riding in the rain with young children, or mapping out a new route in a new city.
Our efforts paid off
We won the Fall 2014 BTWW in our Size Category (101–250 employees) and in the Health Category.
Our team had 32 riders, logging 381 trips, cycling a total of 1823.97 Kms.
Mobility and physical activity isn’t just a pastime or novelty fad at the Centre but a part of our culture.
As one of our new riders Christa Hoy reported:
"Being on the CHHM BTWW team definitely motivated me to ride more than usual (usual is not very much at all) and to take a few rides on my own (which I don't do very much of)—slowly I am gaining the skills and confidence to bike around the city. Thanks for all your organizational and motivational efforts!"
Well said Christa!
At CHHM we did a little motivational effort of our own to sweeten the BTWW prize pot.
Congratulations our CHHM Prize winners
Christa Hoy who won the New Rider draw
Erin Macri who won CHHM Bike to Work Week's Spirit Award
Elise Huisman who logged the most trips (very closely followed by Mikko Maatta)
Yes, cycling in the rain might require some motivation, but cycling is also a way to get fresh air and add years to your life.
So a big thank you to Bike Hub for encouraging more riders to get out on their bikes (740 new riders to be exact!)—new riders who hopefully will experience the many physical health benefits to physical activity.
Congratulations to all the riders who braved rain and wind to participate in Hub's 2014 BTWW.