Some stats on the May 18, Bike to Work Day, from IndyCOG:

  • Approximately 500-600 people attended the event downtown
  • 744 bicyclists registered their commutes (529 was previous record from 2011)
  • 142 were new or first-time commuters
  • 395 commuters invited new riders with them (we’ll assume since the numbers don’t add up with the first-time -commuters that the new commuters forgot to register)
  • The registered commuters rode ~13,155 miles (round-trip)
  • 28 commuters utilized IndyGo for at least part of their commute
  • Over half of the registered commuters did not belong to INDYCOG, CIBA, Bicycle Indiana or HMBA. (All we can say is support your local advocacy group!)
  • 20 people attended the Lunch & Learn on bicycle commuting hosted by Indiana State Department of Health
  • 397 companies registered for the Corporate Challenge sponsored by BGI