National Bike to Work Week is May 13-19!

Midland Daily News -

Midland again will participate in National Bike to Work Week (May 13-19) with the 11th annual bike to work challenge. Employees of MidMichigan Health will be working to hang on to the traveling trophy they earned last year. They'll face new competition this year as DuPont and Corteva employees join The Dow Chemical Co. and the Midland Public Schools in vying for the prize.

To compete, employees of organizations in Midland simply log the miles they have commuted to work by bicycle in an online database at MidlandCommute.com. The organizations with the most miles and trips in three different categories, receive a traveling trophy for the year and, of course, bragging rights.

In addition to MidMichigan Health, last year's winner in the large organization category, the Midland Center for the Arts won the trophy for the mid-sized organization category, and Little Forks Conservancy won the trophy for the small organization category.

It's not all about a trophy though, this event supports a sustainable, safe, ultimately cheaper means of commuting. The Bike to Work Week motto is "Happier, Healthier, Wealthier."

The competition may only be a week long, however, it is meant to reinforce a healthy habit of commuting by bicycle every day. Those interested in learning more about safe bicycle commuting can also follow the links at www.midlandcommute.com.

Bryan Gillett