Kristy Moser enjoying the Freeway Bike Path photo by Jeff Moser
Muscle Powered Fact: In 2000, NDOT had no intention of including a bike path along the Carson City freeway bypass as specified in the City’s bicycle plan. When Muscle Powered got wind of this we took action, but it wasn’t easy. Even the Carson City Chamber of Commerce publicly opposed the bike path, but because of the perseverance and dedication of our founding members, Carson City has a three mile bike path which connects N. Carson Street to Northridge Drive. And today Lumos & Associates is working with Carson City to extend the bike path all the way to Hwy 50W.
Skip ahead 10 years…
With a much different political climate, and some very dedicated NDOT employees, NDOT has dominated the Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge for two years in a row, shredding the competition with 1117.25 miles and 252 trips on foot or by bike. What a difference a decade makes. Way to go NDOT!
NDOT’s Bill Story with his two sons during last year’s competition
Commuter Tip: It’s a good idea to carry a rag with you in case of a roadside repair. I wrap my tools (multi-tool, tire lever, zip-ties, patch kit, 2″x2″ tuffy strip-for sidewall repair) in a clean rag so I have something to wipe my hands on after a repair.
Click HERE to see what Jeff Moser carries in his bag.
Corporate Challenge results so far..
Danny Miller 27.05
Tom Tittle 17.38
Agency Percentage of Participation
DMV – OBL 100%
NDOT Team IT 17.30%
DETR Cyclepaths 10.30%
CCSD – School Bus Drivers 7.10%
NDEP We’re No Fuels 2012 2%
DETR Cyclepaths 21
NDOT ROW 19
NDOT – IT 17
NDEP We’re No Fuels 2012 14
DMV – OBL 12
CCSD – School Bus Drivers 6
NDOT – IT 123.94
NDOT ROW 66.3
DETR Cyclepaths 38.34
NDEP We’re No Fuels 2012 31.1
CCSD – School Bus Drivers 17
DMV – OBL 12
Alison-MacKenzie 18.5% – 12 Trips – 16.7 Miles