Carson City Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge Results

Wow! We had another great year.  Wind. Rain. Snow in the mountains.  We should move Bike Month to a warm weather month.  January?

Thanks to all off you who participated in making this a great event.  Special thanks to Toby Welborn for computing all the miles and trips the teams send in, and for going the extra mile and breaking it down into calories burned and our carbon offset.

Total Calories Burned: 112,403.2
CO2 Offset by Cycling vs Driving (pounds): 1,486.84
Total Miles – 2,810
Total Trips – 566

Sierra Controls, LLC


Highest Mileage


Sierra Controls, LLC 220
Allison MacKenzie 92
Resource Concepts, Inc 60
Redrock Dental 17
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 9
Lumos & Assoc 6


Nevada Guard Rough Riders 947
NDOT 508
DHHS-Healthy Riders 263
DETR – Cyclepaths 195
Western Nevada College 177
OTR 162
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 75
USPS Newmans 61
Nevada Magazine 36
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 17

Most Trips
Allison MacKenzie SWAG


Allison MacKenzie 51
Sierra Controls, LLC 41
Resource Concepts, Inc 22
Lumos & Assoc 8
Redrock Dental 6


DETR – Cyclepaths 98
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 85
USPS Newmans 40
DHHS-Healthy Riders 31
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 29
Western Nevada College 22
OTR 21
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 13
Nevada Magazine 12

Highest Average 


Sierra Controls, LLC 2.2
Resource Concepts, Inc 1.33
Allison MacKenzie 0.88
Redrock Dental 0.85
Lumos & Assoc 0.3
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 0.3


Nevada Guard Rough Riders 3.79
Western Nevada College 2.21
DHHS-Healthy Riders 2.1
OTR 2.1
NDOT 2.03
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 1.5
Nevada Magazine 1.2
DETR – Cyclepaths 0.87
USPS Newmans 0.61
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 0.27

Bike to Work Week 2015
WNC Team

Bike to Work Day

May 15th is Bike to Work Day, and also the final day of Bike to Work Week. This morning, several Carson City coffee shops gave away free coffee to bike commuters willing to brave the weather. The Corporate Bicycle Commuter Challenge is now in its 5th day. As of Thursday evening, the Nevada Guard Rough Riders are leading the mileage category with 617.2 miles logged. The DETR Cyclepaths are leading the trips category with 86 trips made by bicycle. There’s just one more day to rack up the miles and trips, and the winners will be announced tonight at the Bike to Work Week Party at the Firkin and Fox. More stats of the challenge can be found below.


Although the weather isn’t cooperating for outdoor activities, we’re still going forward with the party! Weather permitting we’ll have the party on 3rd Street, but if it’s raining, we’ll bring the party to the deck and inside the Firkin and Fox. Carson City’s Trippin King Snakes are ready to perform for the crowd, and we have lots of great prizes to raffle off. Proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit Muscle Powered. Thanks to all the donations and volunteers, Muscle Powered has helped move the city forward to a better bikeable and walkable community.

Bike to Work Week Party
There will be bike games at the party, weather permitting.

Party Info

  • The party starts at 5:30 PM at the Firkin at Fox, 310 S Carson Street.
  • Raffle tickets are 1 for $2, 6 for $10, and 15 for $20.
  • The High Sierra Brewing Company is donating beer for the party. HSB Beer sales will go to Muscle Powered. As a bonus, you will get a raffle ticket with each beer you purchase!
  • Dance to the music of the Trippin King Snakes.
  • There will be helmet decorating for the kids again this year.
  • Winners of the Corporate Bicycle Commuter Challenge will be announced.

Raffle Bikes
Win this bike!


The Bike Habitat has helped Muscle Powered acquire a men’s and a women’s cruiser bike. Two lucky raffle winners will take these bikes home. In addition to the bikes, we have several hundred dollars worth of merchandise and gift certificates to give away. Bike Habitat has donated cycling merchandise. We also have several gift certificates from Adele’s, Capitol Automotive, Sassafras, and Vitamin Research Products. More prizes tend to trickle in at the party as well.

Raffle Bikes
Win this bike!

Gift certificates
Other great prizes to give away at the party!


Bike to Work Week Party
Music from Trippin King Snakes

Tonight’s party will conclude the official Bike Month activities. We hope everyone has had a good time, and is excited to go enjoy a fun summer of riding in the city and up on the trails! The next big biking event is Blinky Man on June 13th, only a month away!

CC – Thursday

Fun Facts – This week you burned

Total Calories CO2 offset by cycling vs. Driving (pounds)
79100.4 1046.32


Nevada Guard Rough Riders 617.2
NDOT 383
DETR – Cyclepaths 154.94
Sierra Controls, LLC 137.1
Western Nevada College 128
DHHS-Healthy Riders 121.4
OTR 119.2
Allison MacKenzie 90.53
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 66
USPS Newmans 53
Resource Concepts, Inc 48
Redrock Dental 17
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 16.6
Nevada Magazine 12
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 9
Lumos & Assoc 4.5


DETR – Cyclepaths 86
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 54
Allison MacKenzie 42
USPS Newmans 34
Sierra Controls, LLC 25
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 25
Resource Concepts, Inc 20
OTR 18
DHHS-Healthy Riders 16
Western Nevada College 12
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 12
Redrock Dental 6
Lumos & Assoc 6
Nevada Magazine 4
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 0


Nevada Guard Rough Riders 20.57
OTR 11.92
Sierra Controls, LLC 11.43
NDOT 10.94
Western Nevada College 9.85
DHHS-Healthy Riders 8.09
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 7.3
Nevada Magazine 6
Resource Concepts, Inc 6
Allison MacKenzie 5.3
DETR – Cyclepaths 4.8
Redrock Dental 4.25
USPS Newmans 3.12
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 1.8
Lumos & Assoc 1.5
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 1.38

“The intoxicating fragrance of the blooming Russian Olive trees is an extra delightful bonus while riding this week!”-Lynn Z RCI

Postal Commute

The Wednesday Commute

Here are a few pics our commuters have sent in documenting their journey to work.  Thanks to all who are braving the elements riding their bikes to work.

Lilly on her way to school – Photo by Mom

East bound
Saddle view – Photo by Dierdre

Tim’s participated in every Challenge we’ve held. He was team leader for USGS and now is team leader for NDOT. Thanks Tim! – Selfie by Tim Rowe

Results for Corporate Challenge Wednesday


Nevada Guard Rough Riders 401.84
NDOT 225.00
Western Nevada College 127.00
OTR 98.20
Sierra Controls, LLC 90.10
DETR – Cyclepaths 89.90
Allison MacKenzie 76.73
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 41.00
USPS Newmans 40.00
Resource Concepts, Inc 22.00
Redrock Dental 13.00
Nevada Magazine 12.00
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 9.60
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 9.00
Lumos & Assoc 3.00


DETR – Cyclepaths 40
Nevada Guard Rough Riders 34
Allison MacKenzie 33
USPS Newmans 26
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 16
OTR 15
Sierra Controls, LLC 15
Resource Concepts, Inc 10
Western Nevada College 8
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 6
Redrock Dental 5
Nevada Magazine 4
Lumos & Assoc 2

Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge Tuesday


Rough Riders Bike Parking

loadin' up to get home

Multimodal to Carson. Nice!

“[When it’s windy]… it seems the hills grow higher and the winds are in your FACE no matter which way you turn. How is that possible?!” – Deirdre (muttering to herself on the way home yesterday evening.)

“I had to ride a zig-zag pattern going block by block to try to avoid the wind.”
– Jen K.

CC Results as of Wednesday May 13th

Highest Mileage

OTR 64.30
Western Nevada College 49.00
Allison MacKenzie 31.57
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 26.00
USPS Newmans 25.00
Resource Concepts, Inc 10.00
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 9.60
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 9.00
Redrock Dental 9.00  
AllisonMacKenzie 21
USPS Newmans 16
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 10
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 9
Resource Concepts, Inc 6
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 6
Redrock Dental 4
Western Nevada College 2


USPS Newmans 8
Allison MacKenzie 7
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 6
Western Nevada College 6
Bureau of Water Quality Planning 4
Redrock Dental 2
Resource Concepts, Inc 2
DITF (Diablo Industries Thin Film) 1