Bike To Work Day / Bike To Work Challenge
Bike to Work Day – May 19thBike to Work Day is a nationwide event to promote the use of bicycles for part of a commuter's journey to work, appointments, shopping, etc. to help relieve road congestion and air pollution.
"Energizer Stations" staffed by DART, Bike DFW, North Central Texas Council of Governments, local bike groups/shops and other partners will provide refreshments and biking information from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the following locations:
- Downtown Plano Station
- Mockingbird Station
- CityLine/Bush Station
- Farmers Branch Station
- St. Paul Station
- Addison Transit Center
- Oakenwald Streetcar Stop
DART Bike to Work Challenge – May 1st through May 31stDART, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and Richardson Bike Mart are partnering for the second annual DART Bike to Work Challenge.
Participants of the challenge must log their daily bicycle commute activities through NCTCOG's Try Parking It website. The Try Parking It website is a free rideshare and trip logging tool that assists commuters in finding and utilizing alternatives to driving alone.
Everyone who participates in the challenge, will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Richardson Bike Mart (regardless of distance traveled).
Trip Log/Challenge Sign Up Guide
For current TPI users (not registered for the 2017 DART Bike to Work Challenge):
Log-in to your TPI account.
Click on the Challenges tab on the green menu bar.
Scroll down to the "Leader Board" section for the 2017 DART Bike to Work Challenge and select "Register Here."
Create a Challenge Name and click "Confirm." (This is the name that will be displayed in the "Leader Board" box.)
After you confirm your name, you will receive a registration confirmation message (see below). It may take a few minutes for the information to be added to the "Leader Board," but it will be added automatically.
Start tracking your commute information in the Commute Calendar. The bike-related trips will be automatically tracked/recorded in the "Leader Board." Below is a sample of what the "Leader Board" information looks like.
Below is the information tracked under the "My Performance" tab outlined in red of the Leader Board. Information here is only visible when the user is logged in.
At the end of the Challenge, one participant will be randomly selected to win a $200 gift card to Richardson Bike Mart (regardless of distance traveled). Remember to log your commutes between May 1st and May 31st. Stay safe and happy riding!