Bike Commuter Challenge Results


Bonnie Wedington (left) and Melissa Morrison (right) at the BCC Rally. (Photo Credit, Melissa Morrison).

We are very excited to share with the RU Community that our University team ‘Roosevelt U. Bikes’ did exceptionally well during the annual Bike Commuter Challenge (BCC), hosted by the Chicago Active Transportation Alliance. From June 10-17, the team of 15 took 116 trips for a total of 621.79 miles! The top rider of the ‘Roosevelt U. Bikes’ team was Robin Hofstetter who rode a total of 98 miles in a one week timeframe!

To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to the following: 

  • Greenhouse gas emissions from 0.082 tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled
  • CO2 emissions from 29.2 gallons of gasoline consumed
  • CO2 emissions from 277 pounds of coal burned
  • Carbon sequestered by 6.7 tree seedlings grown for 10 years

Throughout the week, riders were able to partake in several ‘Pit Stops’, participate in the weekly ‘Bike Week Rally’, and/or the ‘Wrap Party’, hosted through the Chicago Active Transportation Alliance. Additionally, RU provided some treats to the University team—coffee and donuts—throughout the week.

For more information on the details of this challenge, please contact Melissa Morrison, Scheduling and Facilities Coordinator of the Music Conservatory, at


BCC Rally (Photo Credit, Melissa Morrison). 

If you want to get strategically involved with sustainable transportation at RU, and/or register to use the Wabash Bike Room, please contact Rebecca Quesnell, Sustainable Operations Coordinator, at


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