Employer Challenge

Each year a challenge is held for employers to help encourage participation in Bike to Work Day.  The top five organizations with the greatest number of bicyclists are placed into a raffle for a random chance to win a luncheon compliments of Commuter Connections.

 

2019 Employer Challenge Luncheon

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) was the 2019 Bike to Work Day Employer Challenge winner. During a luncheon held in June 2019, a plaque was presented by Bike to Work Day co-organizers, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association to NIH management and its Bike Club. 

Left to right: Joseph Cox, Chief, Transportation Services Branch, NIH; Susan Cook, Director of Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, NIH; Colleen McGowan, Director of Office of Research Services, NIH; Vernon Anderson, President of the NIH Bicycle Club; Dr. Alfred Johnson, Deputy Director for Management, NIH; Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Transportation Operations Programs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; Hannah Anderson-Dana, Membership and Development Coordinator, Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

2018 Employer Challenge Luncheon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was the 2018 Bike to Work Day Employer Challenge winner. During the luncheon held on June 27, 2018, a plaque was presented to EPA Bike Coordinators by representatives of Bike to Work Day co-organizers, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

left to right: Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections; Kristin Frontiera, Development Director, Washington Area Bicyclist Association; Barbara Klieforth and Carolyn Schroeder, EPA Bike Coordinators.

2017 Employer Challenge Luncheon

The World Bank was the 2017 Bike to Work Day Employer Challenge winner. During the luncheon held on June 21, 2017, a plaque was presented to World Bank Commuter Services Program Coordinator, Marissa F. Barrera by representatives of Bike to Work Day co-organizers – Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

 

2016 Employer Challenge Luncheon

The 2016 Bike to Work Day employer winner was the United States Navy.  The luncheon was held at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, where a plaque was presented to Commanding Officer, Captain Marvin L. Jones, by representatives from Bike to Work Day co-organizers – Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

 

2015 Employer Challenge Luncheon

The 2016 Bike to Work Day employer winner was the United States Navy.  The luncheon was held at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, where a plaque was presented to Commanding Officer, Captain Marvin L. Jones, by representatives from Bike to Work Day co-organizers – Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

 

2014 Employer Challenge Luncheon

Bike to Work Day 2014 Luncheon, Commuter Connections Director, Nicholas Ramfos and Washington Area Bicyclist Association Advocacy Coordinator, Greg Billing present plaque to Adam Bodner, U.S. Department of State Director of Real Property Management.

 

2013 Employer Challenge Luncheon

With 116 registrants, the U.S. Department of Justice was one of the top five employers in the Washington region which took part in the Bike to Work Day event (based on total employee participation).  A luncheon was held at DOJ headquarters to celebrate the occasion.

L to R: Nicholas Ramfos – Director, Commuter Connections; Greg Billing – Advocacy Coordinator, Washington Area Bicyclist Association; and Scott Snell – Acting Director Facilities and Administrative Services, U.S. Department of Justice.

2012 Employer Challenge Luncheon

Commuter Connections staff presented an award to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD during a luncheon recognizing their outstanding participation and support. NIH had 591 employees registered for Bike to Work Day making them the largest participating company.  During the event, R&W President Randy Schools; Office of Research Services director Dr. Alfred Johnson; Tom Hayden, associate director, program and employee services, ORS, and acting director of the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services; Dr. Diane Bolton of the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club accepted a commemorative plaque from Director of Commuter Connections, Nicholas Ramfos.

2011 Employer Challenge Luncheon

On June 23, 2011, staff from Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association recognized Orbital Sciences Corporation in Sterling, Virginia with a plaque for their outstanding support of Bike to Work Day.  Patricia Najera, Sr. Manager of Facilities at Orbital Sciences accepted the award from Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections.   Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services staff was also on hand.