Changes to the 2020 School Bike Challenge

Due to school closures, we made some changes to the 2020 School Bike Challenge.

  • We encourage students and families to participate in the 2020 Bicycle Commuter Challenge (BCC) by logging their bike rides online. For 2020, the BCC is an online event only and is encouraging the community to ride their bikes for physical and mental health, in addition to essential, practical trips.

We have several fun activities to engage youth and families in safe bicycling.

What is the School Bike Challenge?

The School Bike Challenge is part of the Thurston County Bicycle Commuter Challenge which takes place during bike month every May. For two weeks, students are encouraged to log their miles when they bike for transportation. Intercity Transit provides schools with event support, and a tool kit. Schools are responsible for recruiting students to participate, handing out and collecting mileage logs, and awarding prizes.

School Bike Challenge tool kits include:

  • Mileage logs
  • Promotional posters
  • Prizes
  • Thurston County bike maps

Who can participate?

Elementary, middle, and high schools in Tumwater, Lacey, Olympia, and Yelm School Districts.

How to sign-up

Send an email to our Youth Education Specialist, Kerri Wilson at or call 360-705-5855 by March 31, 2020.