Commuter Services Announces Winners for Bike to Work Week Challenge
On: June 15, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
YORK, Pa. (June 15, 2015) – Commuter Services of Pennsylvania has announced the winners of their seventh annual Bike to Work Week Challenge. The week-long event took place May 10th to May 16th. A total of 120 participants logged 4,843 miles while commuting to work by bicycle. Last year, 112 bicyclists logged 3,459 miles during the week long challenge. The Bike to Work Week Challenge was open to all employers in the participating counties of Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York, as well as commuters who live or work in these counties.
Phoenix Contact took first place as employer with the most participants. They had eleven employees log 603 miles commuted by bike during Bike to Work Week.
Bob Johnston of Dauphin County was the randomly selected Grand Prize Winner and rode 50 miles to his job at Milton Hershey School. In recognition of his efforts, Johnston won a Bike Safety Pack that included bicycle related items, such as bike lights, bike lock, and a commuter backpack donated by In-Gear Cycling and Fitness of Hummelstown, PA.
Other winners, listed by county of residence, can be found below.
- Luke Thompson of Gettysburg, biked to his job at Gettysburg College in Adams County.
- Alison Burke of Leesport, biked to her job at Albright College in Berks County.
- Landon Barlow of Camp Hill, biked to his job at Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers in Cumberland County.
- Jason Reed of Harrisburg, biked to his job at Rite Aid Corporation in Cumberland County.
- Samuel Thrush of Chambersburg, biked to his job at Franklin County Planning in Franklin County.
- Michele Bote of Lancaster, biked to her job at Millersville University in Lancaster County.
- Amos Matsick of Lebanon, biked to his job at Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon County.
- Dan Wise of York, biked to his job at LSC Design in York County.
About Commuter Services
Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through PennDOT and the region’s metropolitan planning organizations.
Commuter Services board includes transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and chambers:
- Capital Area Transit (CAT, Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg), Lebanon Transit (LT), South Central Transit Authority (BARTA, Berks & RRTA, Lancaster) and York Adams Transportation Authority (rabbittransit, York & Freedom Transit, Adams).
- Adams, Franklin, Harrisburg (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties), Lancaster, Lebanon, NEPA (Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties), Reading and York MPOs.
- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; the Gettysburg Adams, Greater Chambersburg and Lebanon Valley Chambers of Commerce; the Greater Reading and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the York County Economic Alliance.