Capital Bikeshare remains open throughout the year—winter months included—to provide a healthy transportation option to DC area residents, tourists and frequent visitors. What’s most impressive is how many people actually use the bikes during winter months, a fact which may be attributed in-part to the #CaBiWinterWarrior contest.
From the contest’s opening day on January 1st through January 30th, 182,200 trips were taken by over 1,000 members who opted into the contest. These kinds of participation numbers come at no surprise to Regional Marketing Manger, Nate Graham:
"Capital Bikeshare is a quick, easy way for people to get from point A to point B (and possibly back). A little cold weather doesn’t keep people from the need for a wide variety of transportation options. Biking is often the fastest way to get where you need to go when there are detours or congestion, like we experienced in January 2017."
So, grab your scarf and snap a picture of yourself riding in your winter gear using the hashtag #CaBiWinterWarriors for a chance to win. The service plans to recognize riders who qualify for the three tiers below with a digital medal and a prize drawing entry:
- Gold Medal: 100+ rides
- Silver Medal: 50+ rides
- Bronze Medal: 25+ rides
They'll also award prizes to the riders with the most trips taken during the competition, the most stylish winter ensemble and the most days ridden.
Capital Bikeshare's #CaBiWinterWarrior competition ends on March 1. For additional information, rules and regulations visit CapitalBikeshare.com. You can also follow along on Capital Bikeshare's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.