Active Commute Week

Grand Rapids Active Commute Week
 May 12-18th, 2014
Walk + Roll + Ride

The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC) is proud to present the Grand Rapids Active Commute Week! In honor of National Bike to Work Week, we challenge you to think actively this spring when considering transportation in Grand Rapids. Compete as an individual, or as an employee within a participating company in this one week challenge. Awards and prizes will be awarded to winning participants!

Events:

  • GVSU Commute Ride
    Ride the bus, walk or bike to work? Want to give it a try? Join fellow GVSU faculty and staff on their morning commute Friday May 16th. Check out the routes here and sign up so you are with experienced riders or busgoers!

     
  • Active Commute Week Challenge - May 12-16th
    Track your active commutes all week and help GVSU win!!

 

Biking On Campus:
Find a safe route to campus from your home

Find information on bike parking, showers, bus transportation and area bike shops and education on the GVSU Transportation website-Biking information
 

 Facts:ss    

  • The average person loses 13 pounds their first year of commuting by bike.
  • 40% of all car trips in the U.S. are made within 2 miles of home.
  •  60% of the pollution created by autos happens in the first few minutes of operation, before pollution control devices can work effectively.
  • Just 3 hours of biking per week can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%.
  • The U.S. could save 462 million gallons of gas a year by boosting bicycle trips just half a percentage point: from 1% to 1.5% of all trips.

 
The actual calories you burn while riding your bike depend on your weight, speed, distance and other factors. Join the National Bike Challenge this May and calculate your calories, gas savings and miles!

 10 mile round trip commute 5 days a week for a year

 

Vehicle

MPG

Gasoline

Emissions

Small Car

35mpg

68 Gallons

.7 Tons of CO2

Midsize Car

20mpg

124 Gallons

1.3 Tons of CO2

SUV/4x4

14mpg

170 Gallons

1.9 Tons of CO2

 Information courtesy of Trek Bicycle Corporation.

 

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