Everyday Bicycling Project

Everyday Bicycling doesn’t necessarily mean riding your bike every day. Everyday bicycling means using our bicycle to do those everyday trips that we all make, from going grocery shopping, getting to work, or even picking up the kids from school.  It’s about making the choice to leave your car behind when you can, in favor of getting outside, and saving gas. As part of the "Everyday Bicycling Project, Local Motion offers bike classes for all ages, to help motivate you to get out and ride.

All Everyday Bicycling Project services are now FREE for Vermont organizations thanks to VTrans and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. To schedule a workshop, learning ride, or coaching session, contact Ross Saxton.

Vermont Bike-Walk Challenge

Grab your bike, boots, or shoes and participate in the Vermont Bike-Walk Challenge to win prizes, save money, feel healthier, and cut pollution! This challenge happens at least twice per year through the Go! Vermont smartphone app. Once you record the minimum number of biking or walking commutes, you'll be eligible to win prizes! Once you're using the Go! Vermont app, you will automatically be entered into the Challenge when it begins. You'll receive a message before the challenge starts as a heads-up, plus you'll get a message once you record the minimum number of commutes in the Challenge to be eligible for prizes!

Here's how to join the Challenge:

  1. Download the "Go! Vermont" app to your smartphone (Search for "Go! Vermont" in the Apple App Store or Google Play) -- or -- click here and hit the "join" button to track trips online without a smartphone
  2. Complete your profile in the app or on the website
  3. Get biking, walking, or running and record your commutes!

2019 Challenges

Winter Edition: February 1-8
Simply record your bike, walk, or run commute two times between February 1-8 and you'll be eligible for great prizes from Local Motion and partners! Eligible Go! Vermont app users will be randomly selected to win prizes in mid-February.

Looking for winter biking advice and tips? Yes? Then click here!

May Challenge: every day in May
Record at least 12 bike, walk, or run commutes during the month of May to be eligible to win prizes from Local Motion and businesses around Vermont! Eligible participants will be randomly chosen and notified of their prize by mid-June. 

Want to get more comfortable biking? Join us for an Everyday Biking workshop! Or click here for some great videos.


Questions? Email ross@localmotion.org

Everyday Bicycling Publications & Resources

Need some tips and ideas on how to make bicycling part of everyday life?  Here are some resources to get you going.

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