BIKE IT Challenge Week 2

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Go GREEN & Earn Bonus Points!

Switching to biking instead of driving can earn you EXTRA POINTS in the Bike It Challenge and towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Not only are you reducing your carbon emissions and improving your health, but you're also contributing to reducing traffic and noise pollution.

Research proves that bikes can help lower our carbon emissions and making a difference might not be as difficult as we think. Bikes are one of the lowest carbon-emitting modes of transportation. Transportation is one of the leading causes of an increase in greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. Riding your bike is a legitamate climate solution. A moderate increase in bicycling each year could save 6 - 14 million tons of carbon dioxide (UCLA Transportation, 2023).

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cars release approximately 1.4 billion tons of GHGs into the atmosphere each year which contributes to global climate change. As illustrated in the image below, vehicles make up about 51% of typical households CO2 emissions.


DON'T FORGET: Riding your bike instead of driving your car = 10 BONUS POINTS! So next time you're heading to work or running errands, consider hopping on your bike.

Source: “Reduce Climate Change.” Www.Fueleconomy.Gov - the Official Government Source for Fuel Economy Information


The Nationally Recognized Program, Bicycle Benefits, is another reason to ride! Ride your bike to participating businesses to receive discounts on your purchase.
  • Participating businesses offer a discount to patrons that bike to their business.
  • Patrons who visit that business and show their Bicycle Benefits sticker on their helmet would receive the discount.
  • If patrons do not have a sticker yet, they would be able to purchase a sticker at any of the participating businesses or at Grand Forks Public Health.
  • As noted, this is a nationally recognized program with several businesses that participate across the country, so a person may even be able to find a participating business if back home or traveling.
  • Additional information specific to Grand Forks can be found on the Live Well Grand Cities page.
View Grand Forks partitipating locations HERE
bike benefits info page

ND Bike Path Maps

Find the bike paths in your city! Click on your city to find your bike map:

Grand Forks Fargo Bismarck Minot

Don't forget - we have prizes!

garmin watch grand prize
LOG IN and record your BIKE IT Challenge stats TODAY! Jump on the stationary bike, rollerblades, or get outside and enjoy the fresh air with a free-standing bicycle. Each time you bike, you earn points!

Every 30 minutes or 5+ miles of biking you complete, you receive 10 points. Wear a helmet and earn an easy 5 points!

BONUS! Every day you ride your bike instead of driving, you earn 10 points. Examples include grocery shopping, going out to eat, running errands, etc.

Earn 100 points and get entered into a gift card drawing. Make it all the way to 200 points and be entered for a chance to win this Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar Watch! Every additional 100 points gives you an additional entry in the watch drawing.

BIKE IT Challenge runs from July 9- August 5.

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