2011 Bike Commute Challenge

Each September, the Portland-based Bicycle Transportation Alliance sponsors its Bike Commute Challenge, which promotes biking to work via a friendly team competition.

Team Galois had a 29.1% commute rate this year. Nearly three out of every ten commutes by Galois employees in September were taken by bicycle. That’s a company record:

  • 2007: 17.1%
  • 2008: 22.9%
  • 2009: 15.2%
  • 2010: 26.4%
  • 2011: 29.1%

We at Galois take pride in our workplace, which includes an office complete with bike racks, shower room, and a walk-in closet for hanging bike clothes (which sometime get a bit soggy in the Pacific Northwest). We were aided by a beautiful, dry September that let riders in the Portland area and along the Willamette Valley log over 1.3 million miles during this year’s Challenge.

Update (Oct 9): According to the BTA’s final results, Galois placed 25th out of 285 teams in the Business and Non-Profits With 25-99 Employees category.