2011 Bike to Work Week
posted July 21st, 2011
Between June 11th and June 17th, 67 employees at the Museum biked to work--that's over 13% of staff. The closest organization in our category was the American Medical Association who came in at 9%. Check out all the results HERE. Our TOTAL COLLECTIVE MILES THIS YEAR: 2500! Based on 20 mpg, we calculate this is approximately 2,375 pounds of carbon saved! Way to go, Field Museum bike commuters!!
Our dedicated SHARED BIKES TEAM also set a new record of bikes repaired: 36 this year! Big thanks to our awesome wrenches and to Trek Bikes for sending us a mechanic!
On Thursday June 16th the Museum hosted a Commuter Station with the Active Transportation Alliance. Despite the rain quite a few folks passed by the station to enjoy coffee, bagels, muffins and free schwag. All in all, it was a great week for biking!!
You continue to be a leader in the City; keep up the great work, Field Museum!