|Specialized, Shimano and Moots Win Commute CupThe third annual Commute Cup Challenge took place last week during National Bike to Work Day, May 14-18th. The challenge, initially issued by Specialized, encourages all cycling-related companies to get as many employees to Ride to Work. The company with the highest percentage (riders vs. employees) would be awarded first place. |
Official winners in the three categories were:
1-50, Moots Cycles, 100%.
51-100, Shimano American Corporation, 86.2%.
100+, Specialized, 77.2%.
This year 32 teams entered the competition. Moots Cycles took first place in the 1-50 category. In the 51-100 category, Shimano breezed by last year's winner, SRAM, with 86.2% of staff riding in. Specialized rallied Morgan Hill riders in the 100+ category and took the prized cup.
"What do you expect? We ride bicycles and this started my commuting for the year," stated Mike Sanders, Business Manager Moots Cycles. "Since Friday, I am 3 for 3".
"Thanks for doing this again this year," said Chris DiStefano of Shimano American. "It's a regular event 'round here now, and the team pride we've got going is outstanding. Our lunch ride participation is way up. This contest was a great way for them all to showcase their new found skills."
"Bike to Work Day is all about validating two wheel transit and growing the sport," stated Ariadne Scott, Specialized Bicycles. "In the West, it is all about energy supply. We need to send the message the solution is pedal power! We thank all the participating companies for having some fun and motivating staff (even first-timers) to ride to work. Good luck next year."www.specialized.com