Registration open for eighth annual Biketober
Hundreds of Atlanta-area residents will take to the roads this October for the area’s eighth annual Atlanta Bike Problem, Biketober.
Pre-registration started Tuesday for the bike problem, offered by Georgia Commute Options . Biketober will happen throughout all the month of October and encourages riders from throughout the metro Atlanta area to ditch their 4 wheels for 2, based on a press launch from GCO.
“Biking is a more healthy different to driving,” mentioned Roz Tucker, GCO’s managing director within the launch. “Many individuals have had their regular schedules, together with exercising, disrupted and Biketober is a good alternative to get again right into a health routine. Along with being a part of a extra energetic and more healthy life-style, biking has been proven to assist counter stress and ease anxiousness.”
Greater than 200 Atlanta-area firms will register a number of groups of as much as eight individuals, encouraging their workers to bike of their neighborhoods and round city. Cyclists may also register as social groups with family and friends or as people.
Pre-registration for Biketober opened Sept. 1. Individuals who register earlier than Oct. 1 might be entered right into a drawing to win a $1,000 present card from REI. Different prizes embody bike gear and restaurant present playing cards, based on the discharge.
Registrants can journey anyplace, anytime over the course of the month – their journey simply must be 10 minutes or extra. As soon as they full a journey, they log their miles for prizes and bragging rights. High cyclists might be entered right into a drawing to win an Edison electrical bike, valued at greater than $2,000.
“Biketober is a enjoyable problem for the entire household, and it gives a number of advantages to the area,” says Jill Goldberg, GCO’s advertising and marketing director within the launch. “From train and selling household time to decreasing air pollution and congestion from automobiles, it is a wholesome competitors for everybody, all whereas incomes superb prizes.”
The annual Atlanta Bike Problem is offered by Georgia Commute Choices and powered by Love to Ride . Accomplice organizations embody the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the American Coronary heart Affiliation and AARP Georgia, based on the discharge.
To pre-register go to www.atlbikechallenge.com , then obtain the app to your system to arrange for logging your miles in October. Members should register by Oct. 1 to qualify for drawings, nonetheless registration stays open all through October.