Friday, April 28, 2017

BCC T-shirts Available Now

A limited number of 30th Anniversary BCC t-shirts with the theme "Challenge Accepted" are on sale now at the Olympia Transit Center, 222 State Ave E. in downtown Olympia for only $10.
Get yours while they last!  
OTC is open 6:30am to 7pm weekdays and 9am to 7pm on weekends.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pedal Power Bike Expo Wed April 26

Get a running start on National Bike Month (May) at the
Pedal Power Bike Expo
Wednesday, April 26th  from 10:30 to 1:00
Natural Resources Building Rotunda 
(venue change due to weather)
Free to all
Pedal Power is a unique opportunity to learn more about meeting your transportation needs by bike! It’s easier than you think and helps build a healthy activity into your daily routine.
Free bike safety checkups – bring your bike and get help getting it ready to ride! (Minor adjustments and advice only.) Free bike workshops by a League of American Bicyclists-certified trainer. Get practice putting a bike on the Intercity Transit bus in a no-stress environment! Check out the latest bikes, including cargo bikes and electric-assist bikes and take a free test ride on the test track!  Meet exhibitors from Seattle and Portland, sign up for the Bicycle Commuter Challenge (BCC) and check out the new t-shirt! Check out Walk N Roll and find out how to make your car a Pace Car! Enjoy free coffee samples from Batdorf and Bronson, sample juice from Zoe’s Juice Bar, and get a great deal on a BBQ lunch (just $7.50 - vegetarian options available) from the DOT CafĂ©. Check out the Bike Fashion Show! Be sure to fill out a Pedal Power Comment Card at the Information Table for a chance to win a free bike and other great prizes! For details, visit: http://oly-wa.us/pedalpower/index.php   (This site is verified as trustworthy by BrightCloud Threat Intelligence.)
Bring your old bike(s) to donate to a good cause! Intercity Transit’s Walk N Roll youth program and Allafia War on Poverty will both be accepting bike donations.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day Market Ride: Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day!)

SPECIAL NOTE: IF you are thinking you have to choose between the EDMR and the March for Science, the two events will actually dovetail without a conflict. You can bike downtown (always a good choice) with the Earth Day Ride, and join the march after our gathering at the fountain, or even after biking to the Farmers Market. We'll be done by about 11:30.
Meet neighbors, enjoy a Saturday bike ride to town, and get a head start on your Bicycle Commuter Challenge miles while you're at it! The miles you ride this day count as your first commute trip on your mileage log. The Earth Day Market Ride is a great opportunity to gain confidence riding with traffic and meet other riders in your neighborhood.
After snack, a greeting, and group photo at the Heritage Park fountain, you'll ride to the Olympia Farmers Market, where you can register for the Bicycle Commuter Contest, catch some great live music, and enjoy the food and shopping at the Market!
Here's how it works.

  • Meet your ride leader at the time shown below on Saturday, April 22.
  • Ride to Heritage Park in Olympia, arriving by 11 a.m. for goodies (courtesy of Batdorf and Bronson and San Francisco Street Bakery), a group photo and PRIZES! We'll have Farmers Market "Wooden Nickel" for each rider. Enter your name at the fountain to win more prizes, and decorate your bike to earn an extra wooden nickel! Just make sure decorations don't interfere with the safe operation of your bike.
  • The whole group rides together to the Olympia Farmers Market where you can register for the BCC, join Earth Day celebrations, and enjoy the market.
  • Wear your helmet - it's required.
  • Count the miles you ride at this event toward your BCC total!

EDMR Starting Points and Times:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Registration is Open for BCC 30!

2017 marks the 30th year of the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Challenge.

We're excited about this milestone, our updated name, and our new website!


You can now sign up for the BCC on our new website and record your bike rides online during the challenge- no paper mileage log required! 

 
You are still welcome to sign up in person at the Olympia Transit Center or at one of our events, and you can still use the paper Mileage Log if you prefer, but why not save paper and data-entry labor (for us) by signing up online!

 On the website, you’ll find all the helpful information you need about the BCC, plus you can create an account and log your miles online!
•    Create your account with a custom user name
•    Register for the BCC to receive coupons and win prizes
•    Join or create a team
•    Add a child to your account – OR kids can create their own account if they have an email address.
After you submit your account info, you’ll get an email to confirm and set up a password. Once you get that email (check your spam folder!), you can log back in and record miles during the challenge, check your progress or make changes to your account.

Visit our website and sign up for the BCC!