Spring Bike Challenge 2019

The Spring Bike Challenge runs from May 1-31.  Register your team using this form by Friday, May 17.   Recruit your friends, classmates, and co-workers!

Here are the rules:
  1. Register a team.
  2. All team members need to be registered ZAP participants (that’s how we keep track of scores).
  3. Team minimum: 4 members
  4. Team maximum: 10 members 
  5. If you add a team member who has already collected ZAPs in May, all of their May ZAPs will count toward your team score.
  6. If you already have a team set up in ZAP, you are all set to participate in the Spring Bike Challenge.
  7. You only get 1 ZAP each day, so ride rain or shine (even on weekends!). Every day is a good day to earn a ZAP for your team.
  8. Email Transportation@oregonstate.edu if you want to make adjustments to an existing team roster.  
Prizes will be awarded for:
  1. Highest team ZAP total (1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes)
  2. Small team prize - highest team ZAP total from teams of 4-6 people
  3. Best bike commute photo - send us an image of something inspiring, unique, or creative.  Keep your camera handy so you can capture a beautiful view, a comfortable bike lane, a cool DIY system for keeping your bike gear organized or something else that is meaningful during your commute.  Photo submissions will be displayed in a slide show at Spring Bike Challenge Award Reception.  Send submissions by email to transportation@oregonstate.edu.

First and Second Place: Topeak Mini-Morph pump (for each person on winning teams)

Third Place and Small Team prizes: Custom printed Klean Kanteen water bottle

Best bike commute photo: Sparrow or Owl water bottle cage from Portland Design Works

Hints:

  1. The more people you have on your team, the better (up to 10 people).  Winning teams will be based on the overall total of ZAP’s collected and not a team average.  More people = more ZAPs for your team.
  2. Encourage each other – it really makes a difference on those chilly, damp mornings when your team is counting on you to get ZAPped that day.  
  3. Help people who want to bike, and need a little nudge in that direction - building up our bike commuting community is the main goal of the challenge.
  4. Pick a rival team and enjoy watching things play out on the leaderboards.  You may find that a team of 4 is plenty for now, and you’ll have fun competing against a team that is a similar size.
  5. 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).  
Last Updated: 
03/01/2019