Thanks again to everyone who attended the Bike2PSU Challenge celebration and awards ceremony to make the event a huge success! We had a totally packed house which was incredible but it also means that all ten of the Hotlips Pizzas went in roughly 9 minutes, so our apologies for those who didn’t get a slice.
Along with our outstanding awards, we also raffled off a ton of goodies and saw a lot of happy people walk out of the door. That said, we want to extend a hearty thank you, once again, for our amazing and extremely generous sponsors.
- B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery
- Guayaki Yerba Mate
- Linus Bike
- Better World Club
- Bern Unlimited
- Chrome Industries
We certainly could not have made the event such a massive success without all of your support.
OK Portland State, it’s a gorgeous day outside so get on your bike and enjoy it!
Thanks again for being part of the Bike2PSU Challenge!
Congratulations, Portland State University, on yet another amazing Bike2PSU Challenge! We didn’t hit our goal of 1,100 active riders but we did achieve 1,000 active cyclists and that gives us a huge grin knowing that so many of you participated in the Bike to PSU Challenge. We are proud that you all rode despite this months interesting cycling weather. We received unrelenting rain, frigid temperatures and powerful wind gusts but with the rough (after-all it is called a “Challenge”!) came the rides that made you happy to be alive. Let’s not forget those first two weeks and last few days of simply sublime sunny, gorgeous Portland spring weather. And even though the Challenge is officially over, we do hope that you will continue your ride routine regardless of the prizes.
Speaking of prizes, we know you aren’t reading this blog post just for the announcements! Below are our last weekly winners… Continue Reading
It’s the last Friday of the month and the last chance to log those miles for the final week of the Bike2PSU Challenge!
Prizes will be given away, as usual, on Monday but even more giveaways will be handed out at the Bike2PSU Challenge celebration and awards ceremony. So, get those miles in and attend the celebration for ultimate prize pickup odds!
Also, like last week, we have yet another new surprise sponsor that will be joining the upcoming prize list next week! The hint you get for this one is that the logo is on our sponsor page and the material and process creates a stylish, closed loop product.
To sum it up, remember to log your final weeks trips by Sunday, 11:59pm and remind your teammates to do the same! Monday is the last round of prizes and last brand new, Linus bicycle giveaway.
Don’t forget everyone, the final Bike2PSU Challenge Biker Breakfast is happening TOMORROW! Join us for FREE coffee and breakfast treats. As usual, we will be on SW Broadway between Smith Center and Cramer Hall from 8:30am-10:30am or until the grub runs out. Make sure to bring your helmet to show that your rode. See you then!
BRING YOUR BIKE and learn how to change your flat tire. This is a great clinic for both the first-time cyclist or as a refresher for seasoned riders. This is the last Friday Flat Fix Clinic of the semester so take advantage of a true, free class. It only costs you 30 minutes of your time.
Can you believe we only have one final week left of the Bike2PSU Challenge?! My how time flies!
Have you been keeping track lately? The stats from week 3 are simply staggering! Check it out:
- 960 Riders
- 123 Teams
- 87,705 Miles logged
- 85,755 lbs of CO2 prevented
- 4,287,776 Calories burned (That’s a lot of burritos!)
Lastly, the PRIZES!! Continue Reading
Portland State University will accept the Bicycle Friendly University gold status award from the League of American Bicyclists at the PSU Sustainability Celebration, Tuesday, May 28th, 2013.
Moving up from silver to gold status this year in the Bicycle Friendly University ratings from the League of American Bicyclists is a big deal. “It took many years of work and a lot of investment in time and dollars to become a Gold Bicycle Friendly University,” said Ian Stude, transportation options manager, who will accept the award at the upcoming PSU Sustainability Celebration. Continue Reading
It’s Friday so that means log those miles and do so with pride as this week proved to have some challenging weather patterns. When people think “rain” and “Portland”, they think of weeks like this one! Either way, we made it through and as the clouds break we are enjoying pleasant, cool temperatures.
As usual, early next week, we will be selecting prize winners. I am pleased and excited to announce that we have a surprise new sponsor that will be joining the ranks of our already amazing sponsor list in providing upcoming prizes! I’ll give you a hint, they have been KIND enough to donate prizes until the end of the Challenge. Continue Reading
Don’t miss the last Friday Flat Fix Clinic during the Bike2PSU Challenge! Swing by, WITH YOUR BIKE and learn how to change your flat tire. This is a great clinic for both the first-time cyclist or as a refresher for seasoned riders.