May is Bike Month, and OSU's Spring Bike Challenge runs from May 1-31. 

All biking skill levels are welcome!  Form a team of friends, co-workers or classmates and ride your bikes to win.  

 


2024 Spring Bike Challenge Results
Team ZAPs Riders
Krebs Cyclers  238 10
Psych Bike  210 10
Wheely Spoketastic  201 10
ZAP Krakens  183 10
ZAPpleSeeds  164 10
Justice for Gerlach  102 10
S.M.B.C. (Saman Mao Bicycle Club)  92 7
Lacewings  79 9
SpokesPeople for the Planet  70 10
InSOE (In Support of Engineering)  67 5
LibRiders  64 10
Bicyclist Advocacy  54 6
Built to Last  53 8
Intonation  51 7
Random Acts of Bikeness  46 8
Large Green Banana  45 4
Bike Squad  43 4
Bike to ALS  43 4
Zaptasticlicious  39 8
Killer BEEs  31 10
Phish on a Bicycle  30 9
Linus Pauling Institute  27 4
Too Poor for Parking  26 5
Microbiology  25 6
School of Language, Culture & Society  22 7
The Re-Cyclers  15 5
The Cyclepaths  14 4
Bean n Cheese Burritos  13 5
Bennie and the Jets  13 6
Flora and Fauna  11 7
RAD Bikers  11 5
Calvin Cyclers  10 9
CCE RIders  6 7
The Postdocs  1 4

Prizes:

Members of the three teams with the highest combined ZAPs will win gift certificates for service or parts at the Adventure Leadership Institute Bike Shop, right here on campus. And each winning team gets a bonus award:

  • 1st place: See 'Em spoke lights + $20 gift certificate
  • 2nd place: Iridescent bike wrench + $15 gift certificate
  • 3rd place: Bike Love pendant/keychain + $10 gift certificate

Forming a team:

  • New teams, please fill out a team registration.
  • To participate, all team members need to register for ZAP* (that’s how we keep track of scores).
  • Team captains are in charge of registering a team and communicating roster changes to Transportation@oregonstate.edu 
  • Team minimum: 4 members
  • Team maximum: 10 members 
  • Deadline for new teams or roster changes: May 15, 2024

Pro tip: Look for fun ways to encourage each other – it makes a difference! 

 How the bike challenge works:

  • The teams with the highest number of ZAPs* win!
  • You can each get 1 ZAP per day that you bike  - rain or shine and even on weekends!
  • More people = more ZAPs for your team.
  • In the event of a tie in team ZAPs, the team with the higher "inspirational" score wins (1 point for every “sometimes” rider, and 2 points for every “never” rider on that team)

*ZAP is the biking rewards program for the Corvallis Campus.  You can participate year-round, and spring is a great time to get started.