The 2019 Bike Challenge awardees include the following:
- Winning Teams: 1st Place, City of Goleta COG-ers!; 2nd Place, City of Santa Barbara PW Pedalers; 3rd Place, UC Santa Barbara Biking in Space.
- Runners Up (Top Ten): Teams from Geosyntec Consultants, Asylum Research, Yardi Systems, Inc., and UC Santa Barbara.
- Individual, Most Trips (tied): Brian D’Amour, J. Ritterbeck, Cynthia Stahl: 124 bike trips.
- Individual, Most Miles: Female Rider Category: Christy Evans, 528 miles, Deckers Brands; Male Rider Category: Scott Kennedy, 1,232 miles, Santa Barbara City College.
CycleMAYnia and the Bike Challenge provide an annual opportunity for community members to celebrate biking and connect over shared experiences. Kent Epperson, director of SBCAG Traffic Solutions, comments, “We have learned that team-based motivation brings coworkers and friends closer together and serves as a catalyst for new kinds of bike trips.”
At the event, staff from SBBIKE drew the names of three raffle winners for top-of-the-line electric bicycles in their Great E-Bike Raffle. Ed France, executive director of SBBIKE, told the crowd, “Bicycling is becoming increasingly accessible to people of all abilities, and increasingly convenient due to the emerging e-bike market,” and thanked raffle sponsors Bicycle Bob’s, Tern, and EbikeZZZ.
CycleMAYnia is a program of Traffic Solutions at SBCAG, offering 40 bike rides and events for people of all biking abilities throughout National Bike Month in May. It is made possible by Measure A and local sponsors for 2019: County of Santa Barbara, Community Environmental Council, City of Carpinteria, City of Goleta, Yardi Systems, Inc., Bicycle Bob’s, and SBBIKE.