Thursday, July 17, 2014

TEAM BIKE CHALLENGE: Small Company Category

Siegel & Strain Team Places Second in Alameda County, Fifth in All Counties

The 2014 Team Bike Challenge results are in. In the Company Bike Challenge category of Small Businesses (1-50 local employees), the Siegel & Strain team racked up a notable 1225.3 miles, especially impressive with only 12 team members, nine of which recorded miles. In the county of Alameda, these miles placed the team in second place behind kW Engineering’s 32-member team with 3120 miles.

The competition includes nine counties in the greater Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. In addition, companies in large, medium and small business categories compete in their categories. The Siegel & Strain team placed fifth in all counties for Small Businesses.

The Team Bike Challenge is a competition held throughout the month of May. It encourages bicycle riding to replace other forms of transportation, saving carbon emissions, reducing
stress, and increasing energy levels, as stated on the Team Bike Challenge website, Teams are made up of at least five members. Miles ridden instead of driven are logged in daily and translated into trips taken, points earned, calories burned. At the end of the month, points are tallied and the team with the most points in each category wins.


Within the firm’s team, Marjorie Smith takes gold for riding 233 miles. Susi Marzuola, who wasn’t far behind with 226 miles, takes silver. Michael Hayden wins the bronze with 165 miles.

Many employees at Siegel & Strain use bicycle transportation to ride to work or run errands on a regular basis. Kudos to all employees, on and off the team, who continue to use alternative transportation throughout the year to do an important part to reduce carbon emissions and stay healthy.


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