It’s officially June and Provo Bike Month has ended. May was an awesome month filled with bicycling activities, events, and contests. I would like to give a huge shout-out to those who attended the community events including Bike to Work Day, Bike Prom, Ride of Silence, and the Utah Bike Summit and an even bigger shout-out to those who participated in the Provo Bike Challenge!
Saturday, May 30th at 11:59 pm was the last day participants could log their hours for the challenge. Provo residents, employees, and students recorded their daily/weekly miles ridden on nationalbikechallenge.org. Because of everyone’s commitment and determination to get out and ride their bikes during the month of May, Provo City was ranked 8th on the National Leader Board! We rode a total of 17,546 miles, burned 951,090 calories, and saved 7,793 lbs of Co2 in the month of May. Go Provo!
Anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Provo was eligible to participate in the Provo Bike Challenge. Those who finished at the top of their category (Organization, Female & Male) will be awarded at the end of the challenge and honored during Provo City’s Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 7. The top competitors will receive a Provo Bike Challenge 2015 trophy.
We’ve crunched the numbers and the winners are…
Organization – Brigham Young University
We took the total number of active riders and found out the average total number of points for each organization. If was a tight race, but BYU won with a total of 355 points. According the the Nation Bike Challenge, they received 16,646 points. Both set of points put BYU in the lead. Check out their top riders below:
Individual Male – Racer Gibson
Racer Gibson rode all 27 days of the Provo Bike Challenge during the month of May with a total of 974 miles. On his best day to date, he rode 75.8 miles and set a new weekly record of 294 miles. He received a grand total of 1,514 points – giving him the title of top competitor for the Provo Bike Challenge!
Individual Female – Maren Gibson
Maren Gibson rode 25 days for the Provo Bike Challenge during the month of May with a total of 425 miles. On her best day to date, she rode 41.4 miles and set a weekly record of 190 miles. She received a grand total of 925 points – giving her the title of top competitor for the Provo Bike Challenge!
This was definitely a tight competition with quite a few riders going head-to-head all month long. Congratulations to those who won top competitor in their category! We’ll be contacting you through email so you can redeem your award.