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Win a free bike with Trek’s Go By Bike Challenge

by Richard Masoner

Take the Go By Bike Challenge.

Trek Bicycle today announced the “Go By Bike Challenge,” a national pledge campaign sponsored by 1 World 2 Wheels — Trek’s cycling advocacy initiative — that challenges people to put down the car keys and instead go by bike.


“The momentum for going by bike is undeniable,” noted Trek’s Director of Advocacy, Rebecca Anderson. “Growing traffic congestion; skyrocketing gas prices; alarming obesity rates; concerns about global climate change as the result of greenhouse gas emissions; there is interest all over the country for transportation alternatives. The bicycle — as arguably the most efficient mode of transportation on the planet — represents a simple solution to some of the toughest problems; and tons of communities are recognizing this fact by taking steps to become bike-friendly. There has never been a better time to go by bike!”

From July 17th through August 31st, 1world2wheels.org will accept “Go By Bike” mileage pledges online, displaying a homepage ticker that tracks total miles pledged, money saved, calories burned, and pounds of carbon offset accumulated. Visitors to trekbikes.com will also be presented with the “Go By Bike” ticker and invited to visit 1world2wheels.org to take the “Go By Bike Challenge.”
To promote the challenge nationally, Trek will take out two full-page print ads in USA Today, and Trek’s network of independent bicycle dealers will ask customers to make in-store pledges. Each day of the campaign, one lucky pledger will also be selected at random to receive a brand new Trek 7.2 FX fitness hybrid bike, valued at $519.99.

According to a National Personal Transportation Survey, nearly 40% of all trips taken by car are two miles or less. Whether it’s to work, to school, to the park, store, or gym, the “Go By Bike Challenge” asks individuals to think about all the short trips they take by car and instead pledge to go by bike.

 
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17 Responses to “Win a free bike with Trek’s Go By Bike Challenge”

  1. Just signed up, could really use a nice new hybrid to complement my used single speed road bike.

    Pledged 467 miles for the month, which is probably conservative since I bike everywhere already. Good luck to all!

  2. AC says:

    448 miles a month for me, which is slightly more than I’m doin doing now. I pledged to ride to work 4 days a week instead of the current 3 days.

  3. Juan says:

    675 here. I usually ride my motorcycle on Mondays to bring in my groceries for the week, but the rest of the week I can ride. Funny thing is my current bike is an old converted Trek hybrid that I used for cyclocross. If I win, I’m going to give it away to someone who I know will use it.

  4. Juan says:

    The new one that is…..my old commuter stays with me!!

  5. Paul in Minneapolis says:

    In order for me to enter I had to lower my current milage. : /

  6. Red says:

    I registered for 64 miles/week.

    Though… the prize bike is the bike I currently use to commute, though a year newer, and I could probably get a frame that fit me better.

  7. siouxgeonz says:

    Guess they liked the results from the folks that tried it already!! I followed some of the blogs from the Trek site in May… seems most of those folks got hooked proper :) (Not to say they won’t drift back… but maybe they’ll jus tkeep on a-pedaling.)

    Now, if only they’d sponsor my habit :)

  8. siouxgeonz says:

    … and trek is out of touch with midwest values ;) Church isn’t among those destinations…

  9. siouxgeonz says:

    (or “place of worship”)

  10. Fritz says:

    I noticed that too. I put it under “Other”, but still….

  11. Siouxgeonz says:

    … of course, “house of ale” isn’t on their either…

  12. (In my best Homer Simpson) Mmmmm…House of Ale!

    I signed up for 350/mo; my wife for 120. I don’t need the bike, having just perfected mine.

  13. Jenna says:

    I signed up for 324/mo. I would love to win & get my son biking; unfortunaly he just turned 17 & is still in love with driving.

  14. jacob says:

    i ride 14 miles every day an my bmx bike got stolen 2 times 2 bikes it sucks

  15. Bill Fois says:

    Ride whenever I can. I pretend to be in a pro race,everytime. But my bike is way to small. I look like an elephant in the circus,as the crowd yells for more.

  16. Jeffrey Rich says:

    I ride everywhere on an old roadmaster bike. My wife and I no longer own a car, and she is unable to work. But, this has been a blessing for me, I have gotten in great shape physically and spiritually, and prefer the bicycle now, no plans on going back to gas. I need a good bike, PLEASE !!!

  17. Mary Lou says:

    I ride my bike everywhere. I just had one stolen so my boyfriend,daughter and brother surprised me and bought me a new one. I was so depressed when my bike was stolen because my bike is my life. When I get on my bike I feel like I’m on cloud nine. It puts me in a whole new zone. I use it to relax, as a car I don’t drive. I rode a bike as soon as I learned how and haven’t stopped since. I can put lots of bags of groceries on handlebars

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