Anything interesting happen on your ride? Who hit up the most commute stations? Which downtown street should get a cycle track first?
UPDATE 5:30pm: Wow. The number of people riding today appear to be off the charts. Though Bike to Work Day counts are hardly scientific, it appears 43 percent more people rode this year than last. The I-90 bridge station saw a whopping 67 percent increase.
At the Bike to Work Rally, Cascade’s John Mauro said there has been a roughly 40 percent increase in riders downtown in just the past three years.
Our Bike to Work Day Commute Stations are reporting a preliminary total of 19,404 people (a 43% increase over the 13,568 counted in 2010), and Bike to School estimate is 3,300. That’s an estimated grand total of 22,704!
The University of Washington Commute Station at Rainier Vista was the busiest spot, with 1,769 cyclists passing through. The Fremont Bridge was close behind at 1,749. The Snohomish County station reported an impressive 1,029 cyclists, double what they saw last year.
If you’re a numbers junkie, you might also check out the stats on the Group Health Commute Challenge. The miles ridden and calories burned ticks upward with just about every screen refresh.
Riders actively logging trips: 8,709 with 10,311 registered
Total teams: 1321
Total miles logged since May 1: 866,190
CO2 saved from the air (lb.): 848,866
Calories burned: 42,443,317
Looks like this guy’s philosophy is getting more popular: