The May prize drawing period has ended for the National Bike Challenge giving us a chance to catch up and see how we’ve done. This years challenged runs from May 1 to August 31 this year allowing riders to log their rides and earn points, higher points earned gains access to different monthly prize drawings. The goal is to get 50,000 people to register and rider 10 million miles over the course of the challenge. While below the participant goal, it would seem that that challenge is on track for the mileage goal, with 3.3 million miles in the first month.
Overall, Rhode Island was 13 out of 51 based on computing the points earned divided by the population of the state for 23.58 points, the second highest rank of the New England states. We could totally out shine Montana, at #12, with 120 riders, 25.67 points and a population slightly lower (989,415) than Rhode Island
81 Riders have ridden over 11,280 miles. The anonymous highest points earner contributed 1,060 miles and 1659 points, earning a slot in the platinum drawing. 24 riders reached the gold (500 point) drawing level within the first month and an extra 16 reached the silver (250 point) drawing level. I suspect we’ll see several more in the platinum drawing (1500 points) by the end of June. With 46 workplaces recorded (including retired as a workplace), the top 3 workplaces are Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp. with 8 riders, and 3464 points.
|Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp||3464||8|
|Rhode Island School of Design||1306||2|
Among self-organized teams, which there are only 9, with 8 earning points through June 1st:
|NBW Casually Employed||3422||10|
|Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp||1499||4|
|Caster’s Bicycles – BikeRI.com||793||2|
|Narragansett Biking chicks||643||2|
|Real Life Gamers||403||1|
|Sea Fresh USA Inc||391||1|