Over the month of May, Raleigh Bicycles helped support the country’s largest and longest-standing bike to school event. Teaming up with People For Bikes & Century Cycles bike shop, more than 4,000 students from six schools in Northeast Ohio participated in the annual Century Cycles’ Bike to School Challenge.
Challenge organizers estimate that the riders in the 2014 challenge rode more than 41,179 miles, burned 1,647,160 calories, saved $6,326 on gasoline and prevented 33,827 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
As Chris Speyer, CEO of Accell North America, put: “I have never seen a bike-to-school program that generates the level of participation and excitement that this one does.”
At the end of the event, students were entered to win grand prizes including brand-new bikes from Raleigh Bicycles. Raleigh donated one bike per week to each of the six schools that participated in the event.
Click here for a great write-up of the event, written by the wonderful people of People For Bikes.