ACW Challenge – Set Up Employer Team

Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15


In honor of National Bike to Work Week, we challenge you to think actively this spring when considering transportation in Grand Rapids. During this one week challenge, compete as an individual or as part of an Employer Challenge Team. Awards and Prizes will be given to winning participants!

Winners will be announced at the Handlebar Happy Hour Special Event on Monday, May 18!

The following forms of active transportation are acceptable and encouraged:

  • Taking The Bus
  • Carpooling
  • Rollerblading
  • Walking & Running
  • Biking
  • Longboarding

Don’t limit yourself! Use these forms of transportation for other chores or events, not just going to and from work or school.

A “trip” is defined as a single, one-way commute using Alternative Transportation to or from a destination that could typically be made by an individual in their automobile. A trip to and from a location, therefore, counts as two trips.  All commutes (to and from work…to and from the store…etc.) count towards the challenge total.


ACW Challenge Awards

Group (organization) awards
Group awards will be determined in three categories based on the size of the organization:

  • 2-50 employees
  • 51-200 employees
  •  >200employees

The participating business with the highest percentage of trips per “full-time” employee by Friday, May 15 at noon wins the challenge in each category. Full-time is defined as working part-time or greater.


  • Company A has 15 full-time employees and record their total trips as 45 (or, 3 trips per full-time employee).
  • Company B has 50 full-time employees and records their total trips as 200 (or, 4 trips per full-time employee).
  • Company B wins.