2017 Bike Challenge
CycleMAYnia is a public/private collaboration, using community resources and seed money to leverage large numbers of volunteers to organize their own bicycle events for the community. These bicycling events are packaged and marketed to the public at large with help from Traffic Solutions and the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition. CycleMAYnia was well received by the community, with thousands people attending the events. As part of the CycleMAYnia festivities, Traffic Solutions hosts some form of Bike Challenge. This year was the week long Bike to Work Challenge and including an All Star intercounty competition with San Luis Obispo Regional Rideshare.
Both Challenges were employer-based competitions with winners making the greatest percentage of bike commute or lunch trips during the week of May 15th. Santa Barbara County prevailed over San Luis Obispo competitors in the All Star Challenge. In the South Coast Bike to Work Challenge, more than 2,160 bike trips and 19,424 miles were logged during the week long competitions. Twenty seven employers competed in the South Coast Bike to Work Challenge. The following are the employer winners in each of the five employer categories:
- Santa Barbara RiteCare Language Center (1-9 employees)
- SBBIKE (10-49 employees)
- RightScale (50-499 employees)
- Yardi Systems (500-999 employees)
- UCSB (1,000 or more employees)
CycleMAYnia was led by SBCAG Traffic Solutions with support from the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and is sponsored by Measure A, the County of Santa Barbara, the City of Carpinteria, City of Goleta, Yardi Systems, Cottage Concussion Clinic, Bicycle Bob’s, Telegraph Brewing Co., Open Air Bicycles, REI, Santa Barbara Electric Bikezzz, HandleBar Coffee Roasters, CIO Solutions, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District and Paseo Nuevo Mall.