Starting October 1, metro Atlanta commutes will be pedal powered as Georgia Commute Options kicks off their month-long bike challenge, Biketober. This free and fun challenge encourages residents from across the 19 metro Atlanta counties to try biking as a commute option and experience the benefits, while helping reduce congestion and improve air quality.
Riders earn points to win prizes in the month-long competition. Prizes include $15-$150 worth of bike gear, restaurant gift cards, and a one-year, annual membership to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. The grand prize winner will receive a brand-new bike valued at $1,000. Participants are also entered to win the international prize with every logged ride. This year, the international winner can choose between a trip to the Grand Canyon or New Zealand.
Interested commuters can register at www.ATLBikeChallenge.com, with the option to create a workplace or social team of up to eight people, join a cycling club or compete as a solo rider. Biketober participants can earn prize points for every mile ridden and every day they log a trip, and more points for every new person they encourage to sign up. Teams will compete in a pool for the first three weeks. The winning team of each pool will face off in the final week of the event in a Final Sprint to determine the top team in the region.
For more information about Biketober, visit: www.ATLBikeChallenge.com.