Omaha bicyclists log more than 65,000 miles during winter challenge

Apr 3, 2012

 An estimated 250 Omahans commuted to work and home by bicycle during the winter.

Activate Omaha sponsored the Winter Bicycle Commuter Challenge. The 250 cyclists logged 5,350 trips and more than 65,000 miles. Activate Omaha director Julie Harris says exercise is only one reason why some people choose to commute by bicycle. For others, Harris says it's a necessity: commuting by bicycle is less expensive than driving.


Harris says commuting by bicycle during the winter is possible with the right gear and protective clothing. Last winter was the first time Activate Omaha sponsored a winter commuting challenge. The next Bicycle Commuter Challenge begins May first.