May is Bike Month!
National Bike Month, established in 1956, takes place each May and aims to demonstrate the benefits of cycling and get people out on bikes.
There are many ways to get involved and in the saddle during Bike Month, from national events like ‘Bike to School Day‘ (Wednesday May 5th, 2021) and Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 21st 2021) to local initiatives such as Sacramento’s Bike Month Challenge, which gives residents the chance to win prizes for replacing car trips with bike trips. Every community does Bike Month differently, so take a look at the social media pages of your local advocacy organization or municipality to see what’s in store in your area. Our friends at The League of American Bicyclists have loads of resources and events, so check out their dedicated page.
Introducing the first ever ‘Bikes Count’ competition
Speaking of The League…. we’ve also been working on something really exciting for Bike Month! In collaboration with The League of American Bicyclists, are we proud to announce ‘Bikes Count’, a data competition during this May’s Bike Month.
Are you looking to use bike data to make an impact in your community? Have you been putting off analyzing and communicating that messy Excel sheet on your desktop? Do you have some bike data that never really got used or made a splash? Send us your data!
Through a competitive application process, two winners will receive from Eco-Counter:
expert cleaning and analysis of your data from our data services team to extract key trends and insights;
custom branded infographics, graphs, social media cards and other communication tools with your data;
best-practice training on analyzing and communicating bike data;
… and more!
The competition is open to US based organizations with any kind of bike data. From automated count data to GPS traces, survey data to manual counts, we want to see it! Two winners will be selected: one non-profit advocacy organization and one Bicycle Friendly America organization.
To apply, fill out an application through the link below. The application isn’t too long, we just want to hear a little bit about your organization, what kind of data you have, and (most importantly) how this data will make a difference in your community.
Applications open on Monday May 3rd and close at the end of the day on Tuesday, June 1st 2021. Winners will be announced soon after!