Join the 2 Mile Challenge

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May

Join the 2 Mile Challenge

For the past two years, I’ve been participating in Clif Bars 2 Mile Challenge.  Their goal is to help motivate people to swap car trips for bike trips, when you are traveling a distance of less than 2 miles.  At the same time, they are awarding a total of $100,000 between three different bicycling non-profits.  How could you not participate?

Did you know that 40% of all urban travel in the US happens within 2 miles of where people live? 90% of that travel is by car! Realizing the great opportunity to help fight climate change, CLIF BAR created a competition to see how many car trips could be replaced with a bike instead. It’s called the 2 Mile Challenge.

To highlight our commitment to bike advocacy and the fight against climate change in 2011, CLIF BAR is out to inspire our friends to avoid 100,000 car trips – and we will award $100,000 in grants along the way! All you have to do to participate is register, pick your team and start pedaling your bike to earn points and move the goodness forward.

This year, I’ll be riding for the red team, to try and earn some extra cash for the Safe Routes to School program.  They’ve done some great things locally and we are finally starting to reap some of the rewards.  Hope to see you logging miles as well!

4 thoughts on - Join the 2 Mile Challenge

  • Victor
    May 13, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Not really sure how this works, it's not very detailed other than the fact you choose a team…and then what?

  • May 13, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Create an account, choose a team you want to ride for, and then log all of your rides. Each ride gains you one or more points. You can inrease how many points you get per ride by joining a challenge with other people, agreeing to ride X number of times per week for Y weeks in a row.

  • Victor
    May 13, 2011 at 4:28 am

    What do points get you?

  • May 13, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Bragging rights? Clif Bar is donating a total of $100K to these three organizations. Each one gets $15K up front, who gets the rest is up to the people who are riding. The charity that has the most points at the end of the competition gets the remainder of the money, a nice cool $65K. So pick the charity that means the most to you and RIDE 😉