Yay Bikes Newsletter - April 2010

The latest news from Yay Bikes, featuring Bike To Work Week news and the Bike To Work Challenge!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Dear Cyclist:

Central Ohio's 2010 Bike to Work Challenge is officially ON! So register or join a team, sign up as a rider (along with your officemates) and let's get ready to roll!

The Challenge 
May 10-20th

The Launch Party 
May 10, 7-9am
North Bank Park

The Awards CeremonyMay 21, 5-7pm
Location TBD

If you rode with us last year, welcome back! You were one of 1279 people who registered for and 734 cyclists who participated in the Challenge - for a grand total of 5,817 bicycle commutes! If you're new this year, thanks joining us. We intend for Central Ohio's 2010 Challenge to be the most effective and celebrated of any Bike Month celebration nationwide, and it'll take all of us to reach this year's goals:

1,500 cyclists!
11,000 bicycle commutes!
60,000 bicycle miles!

Your friends and colleagues may never have commuted to work by bicycle, but this is a great time to invite them to join you. The Challenge website features ample information for newcomers, and we've scheduled plenty of events and educational opportunities to get them all set. If you need anything else, be sure to get in touch

Tune Up & Ride On,
The Bike to Work Challenge Planning Team &
Yay Bikes!


Sponsorships for this year's Challenge are still available! You and/or your organization can contribute to Central Ohio's premier commuter cycling celebration --> learn how!

Check out the full calendar of bicycling-themed events in Central Ohio during Bike Month this May. Anyone can create an event and add it to the calendar! Let's have something BIKE every day in May, eh?


Get yourself, your friends and your colleagues prepped for spring cycling and the Bike to Work Challenge with a traffic skills course. Click here to learn more about the education that's available from the certified & insured Columbus-area League Cycling Instructors, and contact Ken Cohen to schedule your class!


The report on last year's Challenge is out, so take a look to see where we've been on the way to where we're going!
People, not speed.