2020 Bicycle Commuter Challenge

Start Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020
End Date: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020


Each spring the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Challenge (BCC) provides encouragement and motivation to try getting around by bicycle, with fun events and prizes. Many people are either not working or working from home these days, so the BCC is adapting and encouraging people to get out on their bikes just for the health of it. Outdoor exercise and fresh air are essential to our health and well-being. The Governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order recognizes this, and allows walking and biking solo or with those living in quarantine together.

This May, join the BCC for our adapted events to make your biking adventures even more fun, and you could win a prize too!

Bicycle Commuter Challenge -

May 1 through 31, log your bike rides and be entered to win prizes! This year, all bike rides count, whether it is around the block, an essential trip to the grocery store, or a solo metric century to the border of the county and back. Follow the current social distancing guidelines (which may change during the month), ride EXTRA carefully to avoid injuries, and stay local.

Each Friday in May, at 3 p.m., we'll do a random prize drawing among everyone who logged rides that week. Prizes include bike gear from Portland Design Works, Ortlieb and NiteRider, plus awesome BCC swag like our coveted coffee mugs, and this year, for members of outstanding teams, a sweet BCC logo recycled canvas shopping tote!

Log rides on 10 days in May to be entered to win a new bike!

Log rides on 15 days in May to be entered to win our Grand Prize, a $4500 bike trip with Adventure Cycling! (You must have a Thurston County mailing address to be entered in prize drawings).

Download the 2020 BCC Poster

Bike Scavenger Hunt - For All Ages!

This May, since schools are closed and we won't have our School Bike Challenge, we've added the Bike Scavenger Hunt! In this simple and fun event, particpants look for the items listed on the Scavenger Hunt card (download PDF below) and check them off on their bike rides in May. Return your completed card by 3 p.m. each Friday in May to be entered in a prize drawing! Prizes include bike bells, stickers, lights and other cool bike-related goodies. Enter up to 4 cards (one per week in May). Every entrant who turns in at least one completed card by June 7 will receive a reflective Helmet sticker!

Download Scavenger Hunt Card

If this is your first time here:

Click on the red “Create Account” button and fill in the required information. Choose a team from the drop-down menu. If you don't see your team or want to start a new team, you can create one after registering, and then add yourself to it on your account page. Please look carefully for your team in the dropdown menu before creating a new team- duplicate teams are a pain! Thanks!

Next, you can optionally add family members to your account, such as children or other participating family members with whom you share an email address. This is different than creating a team. This feature is meant to allow children or others without their own email account to particpate in the BCC.

Finally, answer the math question to prove you're not a robot, and click the green "Create New Account" button. A confirmation link will be sent to your email (If you don't see it within a few minutes, please check your spam or junk folder). Click on the link in the email to activate your account. Welcome aboard!

Ride Totals

Number of Riders Distance
824 84218.80

Totals by Age Group

Age Category Number of Riders Distance
Junior (0-11) 120 3574.47
Youth (12-18) 45 2236.83
Adult (19-59) 529 55641.61
Senior (60+) 130 21981.33

Results by Team

Note:Totals update every 30 minutes.

Team Name Number of Riders # of First Time Riders % of First Time Riders Days Ridden Miles Ridden Average days per rider Average Miles per Rider
Wheels o' Thunder 28 1 3.57% 343 6962.18 12.25 248.65
St. Peter Hospital (Providence) 33 15 45.45% 334 4530.94 10.12 137.30
City of Olympia 51 8 15.69% 396 4147.70 7.76 81.33
Department of Ecology Clean Air Act 38 1 2.63% 413 3347.40 10.87 88.09
Crank IT! 19 4 21.05% 246 2525.72 12.95 132.93
DNR - Natural Resource Bicyclists 11 0 0.00% 165 2232.71 15.00 202.97
Evergreen Geoduck Riders 10 1 10.00% 133 1884.65 13.30 188.47
WDFW 12 1 8.33% 154 1745.70 12.83 145.48
Flush-Hour Commuters (LOTT) 8 3 37.50% 88 1738.69 11.00 217.34
BIIA 10 7 70.00% 135 1682.67 13.50 168.27
Angelov Family 6 1 16.67% 160 1351.81 26.67 225.30
DSHS Social Cycles 13 3 23.08% 133 1348.73 10.23 103.75
Wheels of Commerce 8 2 25.00% 107 1091.60 13.38 136.45
Thurston County Commuters 6 0 0.00% 66 1022.40 11.00 170.40
Timberland Rides Together 13 6 46.15% 132 961.30 10.15 73.95
Mt. View Elementary 17 16 94.12% 161 954.05 9.47 56.12
Wheels of Glory - Team OSPI 9 7 77.78% 89 937.31 9.89 104.15
Washington State Patrol 5 2 40.00% 53 928.75 10.60 185.75
OUUCyclists 8 1 12.50% 58 906.78 7.25 113.35
Rogue Squadron 4 0 0.00% 90 837.00 22.50 209.25
The Biking Goats 9 4 44.44% 86 823.08 9.56 91.45
Bigelow Environs 4 0 0.00% 95 784.65 23.75 196.16
SPSCC Clippers 5 0 0.00% 35 736.26 7.00 147.25
Team Orca 4 0 0.00% 63 733.07 15.75 183.27
In It To Spin It (City of Lacey) 8 0 0.00% 77 694.45 9.63 86.81
WSDOT 4 0 0.00% 59 677.08 14.75 169.27
Capital High Staff 5 2 40.00% 62 675.76 12.40 135.15
Rat Fink 9 4 44.44% 54 670.74 6.00 74.53
McLane Elementary 10 9 90.00% 113 644.20 11.30 64.42
WTSC Wheely Safe 3 2 66.67% 37 622.98 12.33 207.66
Wild Wheels 3 0 0.00% 28 595.20 9.33 198.40
Olympia Food Co-op 6 0 0.00% 69 578.00 11.50 96.33
1500 Jefferson Team (DES, WA Tech) 5 1 20.00% 42 546.40 8.40 109.28
WSDOT - Iron Goats 11 1 9.09% 81 536.08 7.36 48.73
HCA Velociposse 9 0 0.00% 65 529.03 7.22 58.78
Team Barley Davidson 5 3 60.00% 77 525.20 15.40 105.04
Hill Breakers 2 0 0.00% 38 495.00 19.00 247.50
Pat's Pedalers 4 0 0.00% 65 489.80 16.25 122.45
Centennial Elementary School 15 14 93.33% 94 451.36 6.27 30.09
Madison Elementary 15 11 73.33% 112 437.57 7.47 29.17
House of Representatives 4 1 25.00% 36 429.80 9.00 107.45
DOH Pedalers for Prevention 8 2 25.00% 44 397.42 5.50 49.68
Wheels of Industry 4 0 0.00% 48 363.60 12.00 90.90
Pioneer Elementary School 8 7 87.50% 59 272.65 7.38 34.08
JLARC 2 0 0.00% 24 269.00 12.00 134.50
Tour de Parks 5 2 40.00% 44 248.42 8.80 49.68
UTC Pedal Power 5 0 0.00% 33 215.80 6.60 43.16
Sanford Family Adventures 5 4 80.00% 34 215.45 6.80 43.09
A Grouchy Mob of One 2 0 0.00% 25 207.30 12.50 103.65
Ghosts riders 4 4 100.00% 20 204.21 5.00 51.05
DOL/AGO 3 0 0.00% 14 189.25 4.67 63.08
Atchison-Sattelberg Family 3 0 0.00% 93 187.00 31.00 62.33
Team Kunkle - Homes First 3 0 0.00% 17 186.90 5.67 62.30
Ride-For-The-Health-Of-It 4 2 50.00% 80 172.00 20.00 43.00
Cookie Monsters 2 1 50.00% 17 170.00 8.50 85.00
OFM Financyclists 3 0 0.00% 19 159.21 6.33 53.07
Tumwater School District 3 0 0.00% 17 157.43 5.67 52.48
The SCJ Way 2 1 50.00% 18 140.52 9.00 70.26
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commision 3 0 0.00% 19 137.20 6.33 45.73
North Thurston Education Association 2 0 0.00% 23 114.80 11.50 57.40
Quarantina Turners 4 4 100.00% 32 100.56 8.00 25.14
Boston Harbor Elementary 3 3 100.00% 28 94.29 9.33 31.43
Marvelous Mooreheads 4 4 100.00% 5 90.00 1.25 22.50
GEARS N' ROSES 4 1 25.00% 13 87.70 3.25 21.93
Olyworks 2 0 0.00% 27 84.00 13.50 42.00
Huckleberry Riders 3 2 66.67% 22 76.85 7.33 25.62
Abbey Rides 2 0 0.00% 15 76.00 7.50 38.00
Bicycle Kickers 3 0 0.00% 11 64.50 3.67 21.50
Prairie Pedalers 2 0 0.00% 10 34.00 5.00 17.00
Howling Crickets 4 4 100.00% 10 27.00 2.50 6.75
Wallfam 2 2 100.00% 5 10.00 2.50 5.00