Submitted by Intercity Transit

Intercity Transit’s Bicycle Community Challenge is gearing up for its 36th year. The month-long event encourages Thurston County residents and commuters to use bicycles for transportation, health and fun! Participants bicycle to work, school, or anywhere, anytime in May, and report their participation for rewards and prizes.

Registration is free. Register online at the Intercity Transit website.

“Biking is fun, healthy, and a great way to connect with your community,” says the event’s coordinator, Duncan Green. “And, the BCC provides a positive environment with information, support, and encouragement, that help people get going by bike.”

The annual Bicycle Community Challenge is a popular event with many participants each spring. The event encourages, promotes, and celebrates bicycling in Thurston County and provides cycling tips, education, and a group bike ride. The challenge awards prizes to riders of all abilities and ages, thanks to generous donations from more than 40 local business sponsors. Intercity Transit compiles cyclists’ comments on cycling conditions in Thurston County and submits them to area jurisdictions for their use when making plans for bicycling infrastructure.

Upcoming Bicycle Community Challenge Events

Cycling-related events are scheduled before and during the Bicycle Community Challenge:

  • Earth Day Market Ride, April 22, (Earth Day) 10 a.m.- Noon. This neighborhood ride leads participants to the Olympia Farmers Market in downtown Olympia where riders can enjoy live music, shopping and more. There are also prize drawings and free Market Tokens for all participants on this ride.
  • Free Bike Classes at Walk N Roll Bike Shop: Fix a Flat,Wednesday, April 12, Chains and Shifting, Wednesday, May 10, and Biking with Kids, Wednesday, June 7. Learn some basic skills and connect with community to elevate your comfort with bicycling. Find more information on the Intercity Transit website.
  • Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 18. Ride your bicycle to work (or anywhere) and visit a bicycle station along the way for snacks and information.

Contact Duncan Green via email at  dgreen@intercitytransit.com, or visit the Intercity Transit website for information on the Bicycle Community Challenge or any of these events.

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