In May, 2014
Traffic Solutions hosted its 10th Challenge. Participants in
the Bike Challenge made over 8,900 bike trips in one month!
Imagine, there could have been 8,900 car trips polluting,
causing wear on our local streets, and producing close to
20lbs of CO2 with each gallon of gas used. Instead, we kept
our air cleaner, we had A LOT MORE FUN, we got great
exercise, and we reduced traffic around town.
Teams also earned charitable contributions for
organizations in SB County.
1st Place Team - $500 to their non-profits
Led by captain Jason Mazzetta with members Nathan, Vincent,
Brian and Al from Santa Barbara Infrared, the team made a
total of 150 bike trips. They also earned 15 bonus points
for attending a CycleMAYnia event and posting a team image.
2nd Place Team - $400 to their non-profits
Led by captain Lori Bell with members Ed, Omari, Shawn, and
Nancy from the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, the team
made a total of 139 bike trips. They also earned 25 bonus
points for attending a CycleMAYnia event, having an
Executive Director on their team, and posting a team image.
3rd Place Team - $250 to their non-profits
Groin Vaulted Riders
Led by Captain Natalie Greenside, with members Elizabeth,
David, Matthew and Joe from Cearnal Andrulaitis LLP
Architecture and Interior Design, the team made a total of
148 trips. They also earned 15 bonus points for attending a
CycleMAYnia event and posting a team image.
4th - 10th Place - $100 each team to their
ROAD HOGS - 4th
BikeScale - 5th
Dos Pueblos Peddlers - 6th
Laser Samosas - 6th
SBBike Number 1 - 8th
REI-GN - 9th
Masticating Marauders - 10th
Remaining top 50 Teams - $25 each team to their
DaRastaRoadrashers || Team G
Don't Hit Me Bro!
The Class IV Impacts
Spoke Too Soon
Chicks and Rick
Steelies and wheelies
Back in the Saddle Again
We Bike Both Ways
No Excuses II
Stripes on Bikes. Oui Oui!
Meals on Wheels
Infinity Pedal Power
LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER
el tiburon borracho
Los Cinco DFs
The Burrow Biking Band
Montecito Bank & Trust
Multiple prize drawings
were also be held weekly for bike gear and gift certificates
from local sponsors -
1st Place Employers
(1st Place in tier 501+ employees)
These five companies had the best employee performance in
each of their respective company size categories.
Yardi Systems - 912 Bike Trips
Deckers Outdoor Corporation - 432 Bike Trips
(1st Place in tier 251-500 employees)
REI, Santa Barbara - 356 Bike Trips
(1st Place in tier 51-250 employees)
Cearnal Andrulaitis LLP Architecture and Interior
Design - 148 Bike Trips
(1st Place in tier 11-50 employees)
Praevium Research, Inc. - 102 Bike Trips
(1st Place in tier 1-10 employees)
year's benefitting organizations
iCan Bike, Adapted Bike
Youth and adults with disabilities learn to ride a typical
two-wheeled bike in just five classes with this incredible,
life enhancing program. Hosted by the Down Syndrome
Association of SB County. (Donation underwritten by
Food Bank of Santa
- Coordinates food distribution for the needy and provides
education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in SB
County. (Donation underwritten by
SB Bike's Connecting
our Community $1,067
- The Bicycle Coalition’s
campaign to create the public and political will to win
safe, continuous, comfortable and protected bikeways for ALL
along SB County’s South Coast. (Donation underwritten by
Yardi Systems, Inc.)
SB Open Streets
second SB Open Streets is scheduled for fall 2014, with a
route of local streets closed to cars and turned into a safe
recreation zone for all ages to play, bike, skate, run and
more. Program of COAST.
So, how does it work?
The Bike Challenge is a
friendly competition with five-member teams making
by bike instead of by car. Team members log each day they
bike on their
Teams that attend a CycleMAYnia event (at least three
members sign-in) earn a one-time bonus of 10 extra points.
At the end of the competition,
teams ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd... 50th earn
fame and the money for their chosen programs - $25 to $500
depending on rank.
Businesses can also compete for prizes and glory. The Bike
Challenge is open to anyone who lives or works in Santa
Barbara County, as well as local businesses. When
registration opens in April,
join a team or create a team.
Each team has no more than
Each team requires a
minimum of two converts to be eligible for team
A "Convert" is either:
a) Someone who hasn't participated in our past
Bike Challenges – OR –
b) Someone who
doesn't bike for transportation more than once a week on
average (i.e. from Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 a convert would not
have biked for transportation more than 13 days).
Points are earned for each day a qualifying bike trip is
made and logged on your
qualifying bike trip is a
A qualifying bike trip is a
trip that might have been made by car but
instead was made
e.g. biking somewhere like work, school, a restaurant,
or a friend's house to which you would have otherwise
driven or taken a bus. Bike rides simply for recreation
or training don't count for points as this is a
challenge to use biking for transportation.
All participants earn
1 point per
day, regardless of the number of daily
round-trips or mileage.
Each team member must
log at least 4
days during the Challenge to qualify for
final prizes and earnings.
email@example.com to register your business in
the challenge. Provide your business name and the number of
employees you have working for your business in Santa
Barbara County. (If you have multiple offices in the county,
a total employee count for all locations is what we're
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