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February Bike Battle

February 24, 2011

We could call it the “February Bike Commute Challenge” but lately the Fairware contest to see who will bike to work the most days in February has taken on battle undertones. With only two days to go Stefan and I are locked in a race to victory, separated by a mere half point!

Here’s how it works: Staff receive a point each day they bike to and from work. If you bike only one way (say it starts raining mid-day and you take the bus home) you get a 1/2 point. If it rains, and you get significantly wet during your ride, it becomes a double point day. We record points daily on a calendar in the lunch room (pictured below).

Sarah (SW) enthusiastically enters the race

The race was tight at the beginning but a hit of the flu for Nicole and week-long business trip for Denise took them out of the running. Sarah looked like she would be a serious contender, entering the race mid-month with great enthusiasm, but fell behind shortly after.

I won’t go into details of the battle between Stefan and I, which has been crazy exciting, but the next two days will define winner and loser. Tomorrow has a forecast of -15 so it’s not going to be a pretty finish.

Stay tuned as the winner will be announced Monday. The prize? Honour, prestige, bragging rights, the opportunity to rub victory in the face of your colleagues…and beer of course.


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