Thursday, July 4, 2013

BCC Participants: Please Take our Brief Survey

If you participated in the BCC...
Please take a moment to answer just a few questions in our annual year-end survey! It's short and sweet, and we pay attention, so this is a great opportunity to make your voice heard regarding any aspect of the BCC. If you have an opinion, we want to hear it. Thanks!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Leslie Claims Her BCC Bike Prize!

Leslie is one of the three people who won a new bike in random drawings in the 2013 BCC!
Leslie's bike is a Norco VFR-3 from Joy Ride Bikes. Congratulations Leslie!

Leslie says: "I got my new bike! It's a totally new style for me - my one and only (till now) bike is a 29 year-old Bianchi road bike. Today was day 2 of bicycle commuting on my new bike - a Norco VFR 3 - and it's been very enjoyable!"


Thursday, June 27, 2013

BCC RESULTS AVAILABLE

Top Team and Individual Results are now on their own pages on this blog. See the tabs above to access the Results Pages. Overall Results are in a post below.
These pages are meant to show the individuals and teams with top results in various categories in the BCC. Not all of these participants or teams won prizes. Some categories favor large teams, some favor small teams.

The BCC appreciates ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND TEAMS who participated, regardless of how many miles or days they rode. The number of individuals or teams shown in each category is not the same. This is due to a complex interaction of multiple factors. :) Click on the lists to see them larger.   

 Enjoy! ...and keep on pedaling!

Monday, June 24, 2013

BCC 2013 Awards Ceremony






Over 100 BCC participants turned out on a beautiful sunny summer solstice morning for the 2013 BCC Awards Ceremony, and fun was had by all! Lots of people won prizes for their efforts and others won in random drawings. We awarded three new bikes as prizes to unsuspecting winners, and it was really fun to see the looks on their faces! There are still more prizes to come. We'll be doing random prize drawings this week, and notifying prize winners by email, so participants, watch your inbox!





Friday, June 14, 2013

Updated Official Final Overall Results of BCC 2013







Participants Registered: 1655 (Most Ever)
Mileage Logs returned: 1177 (Most Ever)
Travel Days reported: 14,954 (Most Ever)
Miles Traveled: 119,128 (2nd Most Ever)
New participants: 545
Teams Returning Mileage Logs: 77 (Most Ever)
Average Miles per Rider: 101.5
CO2 emissions prevented: 59 tons
Sponsors: 52 (44 are local Thurston County businesses)

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND PARTICIPATION!

Coupons will be mailed out early next week.
Random Prize Drawings next week.
Award Ceremony and announcements:
Sat. June 22, Oly Farmers Mkt, 9:30am Main Stage

Thursday, June 6, 2013

BCC Breaks Record Again!

We've done it! We have broken the all-time record for the number of people to register for the BCC! Over 1640 Thurston County residents and workers signed up and committed to ride their bikes for transportation in May.
Our next challenge is to collect mileage data from as many participants as we can, so we can measure the contributions we have made, and send out coupons and award prizes! :)
 
1. Enter your totals online by clicking here or on the BCC Logo image at right.
2. Drop off your Mileage Log at the Olympia Transit Center at State and Washington downtown.
3. Mail in your Log to BCC c/o Intercity Transit PO Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507-0659

Monday, June 3, 2013

Time to submit your participation data for the BCC!

It's time to submit your Mileage Logs for the BCC!
There are so many options for getting your mileage info to us:
1. Enter your totals online by clicking on the BCC logo at right.
2. Drop off your Mileage Log at the Olympia Transit Center
3. Mail in your Log to BCC c/o Intercity Transit PO Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507-0659

Get your info to us this week (by June 7) please, so we can enter you to win prizes! Yay, thanks for participating!! We had near-record sign-ups this year, now let's rock the follow-through!  :)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last Day to Record Your Miles!



Friday, May 31 is the LAST DAY to ride and record your miles in the 2013 Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest!  We sure hope you've enjoyed your month of practical cycling, in spite of the soggy second half of May. Keep on pedaling through the summer and you might like it so much you'll just keep going all year.

Remember to return your Mileage Log by June 7 to be eligible to win a NEW BIKE and other great prizes! 
RETURN YOUR MILEAGE LOG TO THE  OLYMPIA TRANSIT CENTER
OR MAIL IT TO:
BCC c/o INTERCITY TRANSIT
PO BOX 659
OLYMPIA, WA 98507-0659

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Just a Few Days Left to Record Your Miles

Friday is the LAST DAY to record your miles and days ridden on your BCC Mileage Log! Now's the time to get a few more practical rides in while its still May. Yes, there are some showers in the forecast, but don't let that get you down- it's still fun to ride and be outside!  Remember to return your Mileage Log next week- you could win a bike and other prizes even if you only rode once in May!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SO close to record-breaking participation!



The BCC is going great this year! We are THIS close to besting our own record for participation, set back in 2009. Yes, the "official" deadline for registering for the BCC has passed, but what the heck, let's extend the deadline and get a few more folks signed up- we need about 50 more people to best our previous record. The only commitment is to ride your bike for practical purposes once in May, and return your Mileage Log. Robust participation in the BCC is a message in itself, that bicycling is a viable and valuable means of transportation. If you or a friend (who live or work in Thurston County WA) have not yet registered, do sign up now- just click on the yellow button at the right side of the page!

BCC 2013 Mini-Contest #1: WE HAVE OUR WINNERS!

We have our lucky winners in our first Mini-contest of the year- so hold the emails until next time- we'll have more mini-contests soon, both here and on our Facebook Page - stay tuned!

Here are the rules (wow, so many rules!)...
  1. Be registered in the BCC.
  2. Join the BCC blog, or "Like" our Facebook page.
  3. Answer the question below.
  4. Email the correct answer to: dgreen"at"intercitytransit.com
  5. Wait for a reply from me with your "winner's code" to collect your prize.
  6. Collect your prize at the Olympia Transit Center
(you can click on the image to see it bigger)

Answer the question: What two BCC sponsors are across the street from each other at this location?

For bonus points: Which of the two vehicles in this photo can carry ten times its own weight?

Send your answers by email to:
dgreen"at"intercitytransit.com

The first three people to email with the correct answer will win a prize!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Bike To Work Day Activities a Success!

JoyRideBikes and Batdorf&Bronson Bike Station
This year's Bike To Work Day activities were a great success and lots of fun! there were 5 "Bike Stations" in different locations all over town for the morning commute, and over 200 practical cyclists stopped by to visit and have a coffee or a scone and pick up a bike map or get a quick repair on their bike. There were small gifts and big smiles for all!

The 7th Annual Inter-Agency Bike Ride went off without a hitch, or as organizer Mark Longrie put it, "Seven years with no rain and no wrecks!" What more can you ask for? Well, Washington State's new Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson showed up on her bike and made a rousing speech about removing barriers to alternate modes of transportation, that's what!
Inter-Agency Bike Ride Group Photo

Old Town Bikes and Olympia Coffee Roasters Bike Station

Intercity Transit's contingent for the Inter-Agency Ride

Monday, May 13, 2013

National Bike-To-Work Day this Friday, May 17!

We appreciate you riding your bike to work, school or on any practical trip!
Visit one of the FIVE Bike Commuter Stations around town on your morning commute this Friday and let us show our appreciation.
Our awesome Local Bike Shops will be hosting the  stations with a bike mechanic on hand, bike maps, coffee, and possibly a few treats and trinkets to give away. Your miles on this day count double on your BCC Mileage Log. Plus, if you are registered in the BCC, enter your name on the list at the Bike Station to be included in a drawing for a prize!


Bike Station Locations, 7am - 9am, Friday, May 17:
  • 5th Ave & Sylvester St. in Heritage Park
  • Woodland Trail trail-head at Eastside St.
  • Ralph's Thriftway, 1908 4th Ave E.
  • Intersection of Chehalis-Western and I-5 Bike Trails (South end of I-5 overpass)
  • South Sound Running, 3409 Capitol Blvd SE, near Custer Way
You're welcome to visit as many of the Bike Stations as you like, but if you visit more than one, please don't hog the BCC swag; thanks for your understanding! :-)

THANKS TO THE AWESOME SPONSORS helping to host the Bike Stations:
  • Bike Tech
  • Bike Stand
  • Joy Ride Bikes
  • Deschutes River Cyclery
  • Old Town Bicycles
  • Batdorf and Bronson Coffee
  • Olympia Coffee Roasters
  • Ralph's Thriftway
  • South Sound Running
  • Thurston Here-to-There





Friday, May 3, 2013

There is Still Time to Register For BCC 2013!

Registration for the Bicycle Commuter Contest is open and the "official" deadline to register is Friday, May 10. You can register online by clicking the big yellow button at the right side of the page, or in person at the Olympia Transit Center, 222 State Ave NE, in downtown Olympia. Open until 7pm daily.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's Bike Month: Bicycle Commuter Contest Begins Today!

May is National Bike Month and groups, organizations, clubs and cities all over the country are celebrating, advocating, and getting out on their bikes by the millions. Here at the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Contest, we've been doing all of those things each May for 26 years. We sure hope you'll join us!

Register now for the BCC and receive a cool reflective sticker and a packet of valuable discount coupons at most of our Local Bike Shops. Return your Mileage Record at the end of May and receive more coupons from many of our local business sponsors, and be entered to win a new bike and many other excellent prizes!

Simply click on the yellow button at the right side of the page and fill in the blanks! If you would prefer to register in person you may do so at the Olympia Transit Center downtown.

Happy Bike Month, and Happy Biking!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wrenchers Ball 2013 A Big Success!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the Local Bike Shops, Sponsor Businesses, and Volunteers who made this year’s Wrenchers Ball a great success! We gave safety checks to over 80 BCC participants’ bicycles. Thurston County’s bicycle community rocks!
·         Bike Shops: Bike Stand, Bike Tech, Deschutes River Cyclery, Joy Ride Bikes, Old Town Bicycles and OlyBikes
·         Business Sponsors for the WB: Intercity Transit, Old School Pizzeria, Olympia Coffee Roasters and San Francisco St. Bakery
·         Intercity Transit Staff: Erin, Lee, Kris, Meg, Dean, Mike, Donna, Carolyn, Tony and all the great folks at Intercity Transit Customer Service
·         Volunteers: Linda L., Nancy T., Ross, Tom S., Dane C., Bob and John from Bike PARTners, Tiger (Bike Tech), Larry (OlyBikes), Pete(Old Town Bicycle), Neil (Deschutes), Bill (Bike Stand), Brian (Joy Ride)
Thanks, we couldn’t have done it without you!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WRENCHERS BALL THIS FRIDAY, OLYMPIA TRANSIT CENTER

REGISTER FOR THE BICYCLE COMMUTER CONTEST AND GET A FREE SAFETY CHECK ON YOUR BIKE

Bring your bike (one bike per BCC participant) to the Olympia Transit Center between 7:30 am and 3 pm
Pick up your bike no later than 5pm. Bring your BCC mileage log, sticker or receipt to show you are registered in the BCC. You may also register at the Wrenchers Ball.

Mechanics from our local bike shop sponsors will perform a safety check on your bike to make sure you;re ready to ride in the BCC in May. If you need major repairs or parts to fix your bike, you will be referred to one of the local bike shops. We will not have spare parts on hand. There are three bike shops within three blocks of the Transit Center, so if your bike needs an inner tube or a cable, bring it with you or be prepared to go get it.

Our resources are limited, so First Come, First Served!

Monday, April 22, 2013

EARTH DAY TODAY, and everyday at Intercity Transit and the BCC


Over 150 riders showed up for the Earth Day Market Ride on Saturday, and fun was had by all!
The rain held off and we signed up lots of folks for the BCC. The coffee from Batdorf and Bronson was a hit, along with pastries from San Francisco Street Bakery.

Every Day is Earth Day at Intercity Transit and the BCC, and today we won a Silver Award form the League of American Bicyclists for being a "Bicycle Friendly Business"!

Stay tuned here or check out Events Page for the Wrenchers Ball, coming up this Friday!
While you're at it, cruise over and Like our Facebook page- help us reach 400 Likes!