More than 100 bicyclists from 10 Chester County businesses filled the Chester Valley Trail last Friday to celebrate National Bike to Work Day hosted by the Foundation for the Improvement of Transportation (FIT), powered by the Transportation Management Association of Chester County.
For the past seven years, TMACC and FIT have hosted a fun corporate challenge posed to Chester County’s businesses to bring out the most riders from a company.
The Bike to Work Day Challenge is an energy-driven morning, which continues to grow as more people discover using the trail for their commutes.
Tim Phelps, TMACC Executive Director, said that the Chester Valley Trail has been a huge asset in the promotion of biking to work.
“Since the Chester Valley Trail opened in 2010, we’ve leveraged it to celebrate Bike to Work Day and promoting it as Chester County’s ‘U.S. 202 for trails,’” he said. “It is a safe, convenient, and accessible alternative to using your car to get to work. We hope more people consider commuting by bike.”
The ride culminated with breakfast and awards at the Royal Worthington, a luxury apartment complex located in the Uptown Worthington Town Center. The winner of TMACC’s challenge was Cerner with more than 40 riders. Vanguard came in second with 18 riders, and Traffic, Planning & Design was third with 13.