Bike to Work Month is just around the corner and SvR is hosting the design firm Commute Challenge for the A/E industry. If your firm has riders interested in some friendly competition and a chance to get their hands on the coveted Golden Helmet please contact Jessica Strain at firstname.lastname@example.org. Firm and rider details are required by the 29th of this month to be included. New faces (and firms) are always welcome!!
The latest issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine features an article about what various cities are doing to promote healthier lifestyles. SvR’s Nathaniel Riedy and Tom von Schrader are featured as part of a profile of Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike-to-Work Month. If you fly Alaska Airlines in September, you can find the article on page 44.
For the second consecutive year, SvR hosted the A/E Bike-to-Work Challenge. The challenge ran during May, encouraging employees to commute to work by bicycle. Twenty-two Puget Sound-area architectural and engineering firms competed this year for the Golden Helmet Award, which is awarded based on a formula that includes: total miles ridden; percentage of firm participants; and percentage of trips made. The 22 firms fielded 368 riders who commuted 43,075 miles by bike during May. At the month’s end, awards were given for the firm with the highest percentage of riders, the top three individual riders, and the firm with the highest adjusted score.
In this year’s challenge, SD Architects won the Firm with the Highest Percentage of Riders award. SD Architects had three out of four employees riding to work in May or 75 percent of the office. Runner ups included SvR and BOLA Architecture + Planning.
The top rider in the Challenge was Notkin Mechanical Engineers’ Igor Rozanski at 1,018 miles. Other top riders included Chris Robertson of Shannon and Wilson at 854.7 miles, and Joe Llona, formerly of TetraTech, at 768.5 miles.
The 2008 winner of the Golden Helmet is SvR, also last year’s winner, with an adjusted score of 1,763.06 miles. In May, SvR rode 4,462 miles in 682 trips with 32 out of 43 employees commuting by bicycle. LMN was runner up with an adjusted score of 761.13 miles followed by Mithun with an adjusted score of 756.92 miles.