Conquer the Cold Challenge Week 1

Published: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:54 AM

So we've had a bit of a rocky start with the getDowntown Challenge team, between office closings and being under the weather, but we're going to keep plowing through like all of you do when you show how to #OWNWINTER! So the challenge for this week is simply to log a commute using a mode that burns calories. You know you ate too much over Christmas, and, ahem, celebrated too much at New Year's, so get back at it with your active method of getting to and from work!

Winter Biking Tips You Can Use

Published: Thu, 11/29/2018 - 1:49 PM

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Our friends at goDCgo have this winter weather thing down. Check out these tips to keep you safe and warm. 

Winter Biking Tips

Border-to-Border (B2B) Trail in Gallup to close

Published: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 6:05 PM

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Starting July 5th for 2-3 weeks

ArborBike offers FREE DAY PASSES this week!

Published: Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:06 AM

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Ride for Free from May 15th - May 21st

This week, May 15 - 21, ArborBike is offering FREE DAY PASSES using promo code "2017" at the kiosks. #BikeToWorkWeek

This week, May 15th - May 21st is Bike to Work Week. ArborBike is sponsoring FREE DAY PASSES with promo code "2017" at the kiosk all week long. The free 24-hour-pass is valid at all kiosks for the entire week.

Survey: Pedestrian and bicycle safety in Southeast Michigan

Published: Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:29 AM

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SEMCOGand MAC "Pulse of the Region" survey asks for citizen perspectives on pedestrian and bicycle safety in Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG and its partner organization, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), have launched a survey to gather residents’ perceptions on pedestrian and bicycle safety in Southeast Michigan.

Citizens are asked to take this quick survey. Responses will help us prioritize and focus a public education safety campaign that will kick off in May.

Announcing the Final Stats and Winner of the 2017 Conquer the Cold Challenge

Published: Tue, 02/07/2017 - 10:36 AM

It's February and that means our Conquer the Cold Challenge is over. What a challenge it was!

Participation this year blew away last year by a whopping 47%! Yay for more alternative commuters!  

Here are the 2017 Conquer the Cold Final Stats:

This Saturday: Cycling in the City Bike Safety Class

Published: Mon, 08/15/2016 - 10:49 AM

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Are you interested in riding your bike through the city more often, but concerned about how to safely and confidently get around or how to interact with others on the road? 

If so, then join Common Cycle for "Cycling in the City" on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 to 1:30 at the University of Michigan Outdoor Adventures Center! 

Learn about how to navigate city streets, interact with other drivers on the road, prevent crashes, and practice your skills on a 4-mile ride around Ann Arbor. 

5 Times Bike Commuting Made More Sense than Driving

Published: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:52 AM

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Just in time for prime bike commuting season, here's a guest post from Emily Rose Pratts of the Brooklyn Bicycle Co

Emily Rose Prats, Brooklyn Bicycle Co.

Want to start biking to work? Here’s what you need to know

Published: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:10 AM

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You are ready to start biking to work. That's great!

So now what?

This is a great time to give it a try! The Commuter Challenge is just around the corner.  To learn more about the Challenge, please go to

Here's a basic rundown of some great resources to make it easy for you to get started:

1. Sign up for an Intro to Bike Commuting Class. 

On May 3rd, we are offering both a lunch time and after work class to help you get ready to bike to work. Learn more and register here.

Calling all Winter Bike Warriors!

Published: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:24 AM

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In honor of what seems to be the coldest week in January, we are challenging all of you winter bike commuters to show us what you're made of!

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