Steamboat Springs A total of 204 people participated in the third annual Steamboat Bike Commute Challenge during the month of June.
The monthlong challenge encourages companies, organizations and individuals to give up their car and ride to work. The 204 participants logged 2,555 trips covering 16,755 miles.
According to Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association stats, the bike commuting saved 821.35 gallons of gas and 16,098 pounds of CO2 emissions.
The team with the most miles was the Rotary Red team of Scott Marr, Jim McCreight, Jim Nowak and Steve Hitchcock. That team completed 1,854 miles. Each member of the Rotary Red team rode at least 325 miles, including McCreight’s 726 miles, which led all riders.
Creative Commuters riders Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Amy Kopischke, Corey Kopischke and Kevin Kopischke made up the second-place team with 774 miles.
Wes Hunter was the top solo, non-team rider, commuting 680 miles. Team Landers — consisting of Kelly, Jason, Caroline and Timothy — was the top family team, completing 123 miles.
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