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.
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
After breaking the record for participants in 2014, Bike to Work Day 2015 did it again! Held on May 15, this year’s BTWD event saw 17,500 registered bicyclists riding to work, an increase of 4 percent over 2014. Helping to lead the way was this year’s BTWD Employer Challenge winner, the University of Maryland (UMD). Faculty and administration comprised of 148 riders, 39 percent of whom had never participated in Bike to Work Day.
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, Director of Real Property Management.
2013 Employer Challenge Luncheon
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
Bike to Work Day Employer Challenge Luncheon – June 20, 2012
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 an 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 Ramfor, Director of Commuter Connections. Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services staff was also on hand.