Aug 30


The BCA-AIA Summer Bike Commute Challenge is all wrapped up. It again proved to be a fun and engaging competition with over 40 teams participating and over 47,000 miles commuted by bike. The average percent of trips made by bike in Anchorage is reported to be 1.5%.  The competition is broken down into classes based on employer size and business compete to have the highest percentage of trips by bike.

Our 2012 Bike Commute Challenge winners are:

  • X-Large (over 200 employees): Conoco-Philips with 1.2% bike commute trips.
  • Large (between 51-200 employees): Alaska Center for the Environment & Trailside Discovery Camp with 10% bike commute trips.
  • Medium (between 16-and 50 employees): ECI/Hyer Architecture and Interiors – Hyer’s Flyers with 17% bike commute trips (and winner second year in a row).
  • Small (between 1 and 15 employees): Kittelson & Associates with 39% bike commute trips (and winner second year in a row).

For the most miles biked, the top three individuals are:

  • Cindi Pannone (USKH ) with 1539 miles.
  • Kelsey Clinton (Alaska Center for the Environment/Trailside Discovery Camp) with 862 miles.
  • Art Copoulos (ConocoPhillips) with 852 miles.

For the most trips made out of a possible 136 trips, the top three individuals are:

  • Marcus Geist (USKH) with 112 trips.
  • Jim Gove (ANTHC, CHS, Hepatits & Liver Disease Clinic) with 108 trips.
  • Raylene Erickson (Anchorage School District Education Center) with 104 trips.

Our awards ceremony would not be possible without our sponsors. A big thanks to:

  • Alaska Wildland Adventures
  • The Alaska Railroad
  • The Alaska Club
  • The Bear Tooth and Moose’s Tooth
  • City Diner
  • Deb Winkelman Bike Jewelry
  • Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop
  • Great Harvest Bakery
  • Midnight Sun Brewery
  • Paramount Cycles
  • Resource Data, Inc.
  • REI
  • Sidestreet Espresso
  • Speedway Cycles
  • Spenard Roadhouse
  • Steamdot Coffee

Here are the full results

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Aug 28

Aug. 31, 2012 Bike to Work Day Bike Stations – Click here for Google Map


Location: Tikishla Park (just east of the Lake Otis tunnel on Chester Creek).

Schedule: 6:45-8:45am

Description: Coffee and treats, of course!


Chain Reaction Cycles/REI/House of Bread

Location: Elmore and Abbott

Schedule: 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Description: If you happen to be in the area, stop by the Chain Reaction aid station at the corner of Elmore and Abbott. Treats courtesy of House of Bread. Our location will be open from 6:30am to 8:30am.


CRW Engineering Group CReW

Location: Tudor and C St – northeast corner near the big red fish

Schedule: 6:30 to 8:30 AM
Description: Stop by for Coffee, Rolls and Water – and other treats to keep you fueled on your way to work. The station is sponsored by the CRW Engineering Group CReW. Kaladi Brothers provides the most excellent coffee.


Alaska Regional Hospital

Location: Glenn Highway Multi-use bike path at Muldoon intersection.

Schedule: 6:30 to 8:30 am.
Description: coffee, water, and snacks.


RIM Architects

Location: G and 9th at the Park Strip

Schedule: 6:45am – 8:45am
Description: coffee, water and various treats.



Location: East side of Westchester Lagoon (junction of West High trail and Chester Creek by tunnel)

Schedule: 6:30-9:00am
Description: Juice and treats courtesy of Green Star.


ANTHC and Southcentral

Location: Corner of Elmore and Ambassador Drive
Schedule: 6:30 – 8:30
Description: Stop on by for coffee and snacks courtesy of ANTHC and the Southcentral Foundation.

Aug 23

Please come on out and support BCA and all of the 2012 Summer Bike Challenge participants by attending the end of season celebration and awards ceremony at Midnight Sun Brewing Company on Tuesday, August 28th. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate. Come early so you have time to have a beer or sample their menu. We will distribute door prize raffle tickets to Challenge participants starting at 6:30 pm, and will announce the team and individual winners and award door prizes (for the Challenge participants) at 7pm.

Sponsors include City Diner, Spenard Roadhouse, the Moose’s Tooth & Bear Tooth, Midnight Sun Brewing, Fire Island Bakery, Side Street Espresso, the Alaska Railroad, the Alaska Club, Deb Winkelman (bike chain jewelry), REI, Alaska Wildlands Adventures and Great Harvest Bakery.

If you are coming by bike – check out this post on how to get to MSB from Chester Creek trail (just west of lake otis).

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