Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)

2014 National Bike Challenge Results

 

2014 National Bike Challenge & Commuter Cup Awards

Check out the detailed spreadsheet for 2014 here.

Pueblo area community members, who participated in the 2014 National Bike Challenge, demonstrated for the 5th year in a row that bicycling is becoming more popular year after year for transportation, fitness and recreation in our area.  The first 2 months of the challenge also measured results for Pueblo’s 5th Commuter Cup Challenge – a friendly competition between worksites and teams in Pueblo based off of commuter miles ridden by bicycle.   The 5-month, free, online challenge, headed by the League of American Bicyclists, was designed to unite existing and new bicyclists nationwide to join together and pedal from May 1, 2014, to September 30, 2014.  This year, they tracked over 23million miles involving 47,000 people on bikes.   

The local Pueblo County challenge was coordinated again this year by P.A.C.E. (Pueblo Active Community Environments), a local bicycle/pedestrian advocacy organization.  This was the 5th year P.A.C.E. has combined the challenge with the Commuter Cup – a bicycle worksite challenge to encourage people to ride for transportation, not just fun and fitness, as well as a more bicycle friendly city. 

Stephanie Chambers, the Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Pueblo, said, “I was honored to lead this year’s challenge and Commuter Cup on behalf of the local P.A.C.E. group.  There is a lot of misinformation circulating about whether or not people actually ride their bicycles in Pueblo.  We are very pleased to announce had 235 riders who participated this year (more than double compared to last year), and greatly increased the number of miles pedaled at 102,474 miles compared to last year’s 58,511 miles.  And, that’s just for a 5 month period and for those who were in the challenge and tracked and submitted their miles”.   

The data collected in the challenge shows the Pueblo area came in 12th in the Nation based on per capita riding which is used to validate riding habits when applying for grants to improve bicycle safety, education, or infrastructure and facilities.  Riders tracked miles, but also earned points for each mile and each day ridden during the challenge period.

Here are some interesting highlights about the Overall Challenge Results, as well as, the Commuter Cup Results (Further details may be found on this attachment below).

Top 10 Overall Individuals Points May – September based off Transport and Sport miles

 

Name

Distance/Miles

Points

1

Mike Archuleta - 2nd Year in a Row!

5780

8840

2

Ronald Courtney

4445

7365

3

Beatrice Salazar

4369

7229

4

David Anderson

3906

6546

5

Robert Bergles

3628

6468

6

Barbara Hegarty

3184

6104

7

Kristopher Black

2732

5412

8

Don Fair

2885

5385

9

Michael Worthington

2376

5136

10

Charles Smith

2438

5018

 

 

2014 Commuter Cup Winners:  Local May and June points based off of Transport Miles

1st Place Workplaces received a traveling trophy:

Large Workplaces: 

1st: St. Mary Corwin – won for the 1st Place for the 2nd year in a row!

2nd: City of Pueblo

3rd: Parkview Medical Center

 

1st Place Commuter Cup Award for Large Companies = St. Mary Corwin 

 

Medium Workplaces:

1st: CDOT

2nd: Ingersoll Rand

3rd: Pueblo City-County Health Department

1st Place Commuter Cup Award for Medium Company - CDOT!

 

(Not Pictured):

Small Workplaces:

1stNorthStar Engineering and Surveying

2nd: University of CO Health

3rd:  Cycle of Life

 

Special Recognition Teams: 1st Place

Large:  Team Northstar

Medium:  Team Wacueblo

Small:  City of Pueblo

           

12 years and under:

1st:  Jordan Moran

2nd:  Rowan Moran

3rdKassandra Cuppy

4th:  William Cuppy

 

Top 10 Commuters Overall:     

 10 Commuters Overall - Individual

   

 

Name

Distance

Final Total

Pick a Prize Ind and Men

1

Mike Archuleta

1684.90

1684.90

St. Mary Corwin Hospital

2

Mike Cuppy

1651.54

1651.54

NorthStar Engineering and Surveying Inc.

3

Samuel Chambers

1088.99

1088.99

AT & T

4

Melissa Davis

868.42

868.42

Top

5

Ronald Courtney

730.32

730.32

CMHIP

6

Timothy McGhghy

617.70

617.70

CDOT

7

Kurt Vasquez

512.19

512.19

St. Mary Corwin Hospital

8

Charles Smith

515.15

515.15

CDOT

9

Don Fair

564.90

564.90

Ingersoll Rand

10

Stephanie Chambers

438.51

438.51

City of Pueblo

 

Some of the Top 10 Commuters Overall

 

Top 10 Women Commuters Overall:


  Name Distance Points
1 Melissa Davis 868.42 1588.42
2 Stephanie Chambers 438.51 1138.51
3 Sarah Joseph 314.07 894.07
4 Barbara Hegarty 234.00 1014.00
5 Kim Arline 246.00 446.00
6 Megan Tews 216.00 756.00
7 Amy Martin 228.00 408.00
8 Mary Davis 133.26 373.26
9 Meghan Arana 95.00 495.00
10 Kim Dodds 119.00 179.00

 

Some of the Top 10 Women Commuters

Special thanks to every one of you who participated in this year's challenge and tracked your mileage!  Every mile counts towards helping us collect data to quantify that people really do bicycle in Colorado which helps us when applying for grants to improve education and safety for cyclists, as well as, bicycle infrastructure, trails, connections and facilities.  Keep Pedaling and see you again next year!

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