The 2013 National Bike Challenge runs May 1 through Sept. 30, 2013. Last year 54 riders took part in the challenge for Marquette. Riders can go online to register and should list their workplace as "Marquette University" to compete against other organizations to log the most miles.
In addition, May 13-17 is Bike to Work Week. The Hank Aaron trail has a breakfast station for riders throughout the week, and miles count toward the National Bike Challenge. Learn more online.
These are just two of many initiatives led by the university's Employee Wellness Program, led by Kristin Kipp, who was named the university's wellness coordinator in March. A former Marine, Kipp is also a registered dietitian and certified strength and conditioning coach with more than a decade of fitness and personal training experience.