Category Archives: PSU Bike Challenge

Rain or Shine Week One Winners

Week one of the first annual Rain or Shine Bike Challenge has officially come to a close. Thanks to everybody who signed up and logged their rides last week.

There’s currently 210 riders registered on www.psubikechallenge.com with 749 trips logged for a total of 4,147 miles. Great job everybody! Don’t forget, every ride counts so head out for some weekend rides. And remember: the quickest way to get points is to encourage others to ride!

Each week we’ll be announcing the winners of our weekly prize draw! Congratulations to Week One Winners:

  • Eric Rutledge won a free tune-up from the Bike Hub
  • Ken Stedman won a free tune-up from the Bike Hub
  • Corina Overman won a $100 Bike Hub gift card*
  • Charles Schroeder won a $100 Bike Hub gift card*
  • Stephanie Argy won a $100 Bike Hub gift card*

*Gift cards good towards purchase of any raingear, fenders, or backpacks.

Winners can stop by the Bike Hub to pick up their prizes. If you didn’t win this week, you still got plenty of time to log your rides and be entered into the weekly drawings. So get out there and ride!

November 2016 Rain or Shine Bike Challenge

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What is it?

The PSU Rain or Shine Challenge is a fun, free competition to reward faculty, staff, and student riders who get out on their bikes and ride, even in the wet Portland weather.

We want to encourage more people to ride all year long, rain or shine.

 

How does it work?

Similar to the bike challenge held in May, PSU departments will compete against each other to see who can get the most students and staff to ride a bike between November 1st and 30th, 2016.

The competition is based on the number of people taking part, and people encouraged, not just how far or fast you can ride. The departments that get the highest percentage participation (for their size category) win a prize.

The Challenge is not just about who can ride the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling in November a try.

 

How do I log my trips?

For automatic trip logging, we recommend using the Ride Report app. Ride Report runs in the background of your phone so you never have to tell it when you’re riding. Once you sync the app with your profile on the website we’ll get your data and update your stats automatically as you ride!

You can also log a ride on the PSU Bike Challenge website from your profile page using the ‘Add a Ride’ tab. Or you can also download the Love to Ride App for Android and iPhone.

 

How do I win prizes?

Every trip logged on the website or app is an automatic entry into the weekly prize drawing. Winners will be announced via email, on the Challenge website, and on our blog.

Just be sure to log all of your rides by Friday each week in order to be eligible for prizes.

Sign up now at: www.psubikechallenge.com!

End of Challenge Awards Party Winners

AWARDS WINNERS

Congratulations to the participants taking home these top prizes in the 2016 PSU Bike Challenge!

To keep things fair, we broke down the team competition categories by size, based on the number of students/staff in each department.

  • Civil Engineering – Maseeh College of Engineering won “Top Department with 500+ students/staff”
  • School of Urban Studies & Planning – College of Urban & Public Affairs won “Top Department with 200-499 students/staff”
  • Office of Information Technologies won “Top Department with 50-199 students/staff”
  • PGE Power Foundation Laboratory won “Top Department with 20-49 students/staff”
  • Transportation Research and Education Center won “Top Department with 7-19 students/staff”
  • Queer Resource Center won “Top Department with 3-6 students/staff”

Here’s the Individual Winners in the Top 5 Categories:

  • Kale Brewer won “Top Encourager” with 6 people encouraged
  • Chris Hanel won “Top Rider” with 1,826 total points
  • Corina Overman won “Top Female Rider” with 1,621 total points
  • Megan Burns won “Top Female New Rider” with 227 miles logged

Winners can stop by the Bike Hub today at noon for the Awards Party to pick up your trophies and prizes.

Week Four Winners

It’s our last weekly prize drawing for the PSU Bike Challenge, so let’s make it a good one!

We’re ending the challenge with 778 riders registered with 11,152 trips logged for a total of 77,717 miles. Huge thanks to all who signed up and made this another great year for the Challenge.

Here’s the last round of winners of our weekly prize draw! Congratulations to Week Four Winners:

  • Taha Mohammad won a brand-new Raleigh “Cadent 1” bicycle
  • Kelly Smith won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Robin Harkless won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Amy Spring won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Kale Brewer won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • David Eidsvoog won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Kyle Metzger won a $25 Portland State Bookstore gift card
  • Amory Cervarich won a $25 Portland State Bookstore gift card
  • Russ Doubleday won a Brooks MT10 Multi-tool
  • TK Tandy won a Giro “Reverb” helmet
  • Sonia Holdaway won a Giro “Reverb” helmet
  • Jacob Roth won a Portland Design Works pump
  • Anna Nishen won a Portland Design Works bottle cage
  • Katie Iubatti won a Portland Design Works bottle cage
  • Jake Malstrom won a Blackburn “ATOM SL” bike computer
  • Shannon Kidd won a Blackburn “ATOM SL” bike computer
  • Joseph Kleinhenz won a Blackburn “ATOM SL” bike computer
  • Kenneth Walton won a Chrome laptop bag
  • Sean Dooen won a Chrome laptop bag
  • Janai Kessi won a Chrome backpack
  • Felipe Ferreira won a Chrome backpack
  • Mike Kelly won an ABUS “Ecolution” lock
  • Joshua Hulst won an ABUS “Ecolution” lock
  • Richard Storey won a KIND Snacks prize pack

Winners can stop by the Bike Hub to pick up their prizes. Special thanks to our sponsors: Raleigh bicycles, Hot Lips pizza, Giro helmets, Portland Design Works, Portland State Bookstore, and KIND Snacks.

PSU Bike Challenge Awards Party Tomorrow!

Awards Invite

Join us tomorrow for our end of challenge Awards Party. We’ll have FREE Hot Lips pizza, KIND Snack bars, and raffle drawings for prizes from our amazing sponsors.

We’ll also be handing out trophies and prizes for team and individual winners in the following categories.

Department Team Awards:

  • Top Department of 500+ students/staff
  • Top Department of 200-499 students/staff
  • Top Department of 50-199 students/staff
  • Top Department of 20-49 students/staff
  • Top Department of 7-19 students/staff
  • Top Department of 3-6 students/staff

Individual Awards:

  • Top Encourager
  • Top Male Rider
  • Top Female Rider
  • Top Male New Rider
  • Top Female New Rider

Winners will be announced via email tomorrow morning, so be sure to log your trips for the rest of the day for a chance to win!

It all kick offs at noon tomorrow at the Bike Hub. See you there!

Sponsor of the Week: Giro Helmets

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Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week is all about Giro. Giro products range from helmets and googles to footwear and apparel. They cover you from head to toe to meet all your needs from biking to snow. Giro has been creating new ideas to enhance your ride since they were founded in Santa Cruz, CA in 1985.

You can get your hands on from FREE Giro gear by logging your trips each week on the PSU Bike Challenge website to be automatically entered in the weekly prize drawings.

Sponsor of the Week: Portland Design Works

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Each week of the PSU Bike Challenge we’ll be highlighting one of our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible.

This week’s sponsor is Portland Design Works. PDW has been creating and developing beautiful, simple gear for urban cyclists since 2008. They offer over 50 different products, each one carefully designed with consideration of the everyday rider in mind.

We’re super excited to be offering up some PDW gear in our weekly prize raffles including their one-of-a-kind bottle cages, saddles, and racks. Each trip logged on the PSU Bike Challenge website is an automatic entry in the weekly raffle for your chance to win one of Portland Design Work’s impeccable products.

Week Three Winners

Hello and welcome to Week Four of the PSU Bike Challenge. We have 765 riders registered for the Challenge with 8,841 trips logged for a total of 56,694 miles. Impressive!

There’s still plenty of time left in the Challenge so don’t forget to encourage other riders to sign up and start riding. Every ride counts and we still have lots of great prizes to give away!

Each week we’ll be announcing the winners of our weekly prize draw! Congratulations to Week Three Winners:

  • Ayano Healy won a brand-new Raleigh “Cadent 1” bicycle
  • Cassandra Johnson won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Shawna Vreeke won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Jen Centers won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Jai Singh won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Joeyjojojr Shabadoo won a Hot Lips free slice card
  • Adrian de Pablo won a $25 Portland State Bookstore gift card
  • Eli Ronick won a $25 Portland State Bookstore gift card
  • Ashley Fejeran won a $25 Portland State Bookstore gift card
  • Aaron Schmalz won a Brooks MT10 Multi-tool
  • Ken Stedman won a Giro “Reverb” helmet
  • Beth DiBenedetto won a Giro “Reverb” helmet
  • Tony Wolk won a Portland Design Works Bottle Cage
  • Maggie McKeon won a Portland Design Works Bottle Cage
  • Richard Sparks won a Blackburn “ATOM SL” bike computer
  • Hope McCaffrey won a Blackburn “ATOM SL” bike computer
  • Noelle Savatta won a Chrome laptop bag
  • Megan Hagler won a Chrome backpack
  • Peter Whitehead won a Chrome backpack
  • Joseph Pearson won a Chrome backpack
  • April Duval won an ABUS “Ecolution” lock
  • Tyler Roberts won an ABUS “Ecolution” lock
  • Bethany Triana won a KIND Snacks prize pack

Winners can stop by the Bike Hub to pick up their prizes. Special thanks to our sponsors: Raleigh bicycles, Hot Lips pizza, Giro helmets, Portland Design Works, Portland State Bookstore, and KIND Snacks.