U of A Wins Bike Month Challenge Again

U of A Wins Bike Month Challenge Again
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Throughout the month-long Cycle September challenge, the U of A community maintained a healthy lead, on both the national and international leaderboards, and collectively logged 20,773 miles in order to secure the top spot for the second time this year.

"The U of A community logged more than 7,000 more miles then they did back in the spring. This is further evidence that cycling culture is here to stay, thanks in part to our comradery and cycling infrastructure improvements throughout the region. Now is the time for us to double down on our efforts to accommodate U of A affiliates that use active transportation modes to get to campus," said Ammen Jordan, active transportation coordinator at the U of A, who added "where else in the region are you going to find 30,000 bright and motivated people eager to improve their quality of life? Any investments that we make in helping our community live healthy active lifestyles will be repaid in happiness and productivity."


The University of Arkansas community finished first place in the nation, outpacing the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Pennsylvania.

Table showing Arkansas ahead of Wisconsin for win


The University of Arkansas community also managed to log more miles than the University of Southampton and the University of Manchester in the international competition.

Table showing Arkansas leading international competition


In the inter-college competition, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences held on to its first place title earned back in May, and Sam M. Walton College of Business kept pace to snatch second place. Huge congrats to the College of Education and Health Professions, which doubled its miles ridden from the previous bike challenge to finish in third place ahead of the College of Engineering.

table showing Fulbright ahead of other colleges and schools


table showing individual leader Ches Jones at topChes Jones locked up the top individual spot with 1,034 miles, and Bobby Clark finished strong to secure the No. 2 position. Remarkable effort everyone!


The campus community is invited to join challenge participants for a 13-mile bike ride along the Niokaska Loop at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. Please register here.

About UA Office for Sustainability: The mission of the University of Arkansas Office for Sustainability is to motivate, facilitate, and coordinate responsible practices through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff across all campus departments. The OFS uses the campus as a living laboratory by overseeing the implementation of the University of Arkansas environmental goals. These programs are part of the UA Resiliency Center, hosted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, and are supported by UA Facilities Management.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.





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