BTWW Mileage Midweek Report and 2012 ‘Coveted’ Golden Helmet Awards

May 16, 2012 by
Filed under: Activities 

Great job bike commuters, there are over 100 Driftless Region Bike To Work Week commuters logging their commute miles on the DRBC mileage tracker, totaling over 2000 miles to date. If you have not yet logged your BTWW miles, log them here. Logging your miles, no matter how small, contributes to the total Bike To Work Week mileage and lets local people, governments, businesses, and organizations realize how bike commuters impact the region.

This is our 5th year awarding the ‘Coveted’ Golden Helmet Awards, comprising of four categories: 1) Bike To Worship – highest participation, 2) Most Participants, 3) Highest % Participants with companies over 100 employees, 4) Highest % Participants with companies 100 employees or less. The tie-breaker in all categories is total mileage. It’s still not too late for your company to participate! For example, if you have 101 employees in your company, and 1/2 of them rode their bikes to work, and logged their mileage on Fri., before 5 PM, your company would most likely win a ‘Coveted’ Golden Helmet Award. It’s a good thing your company still has three days remaining to pull off an upset of the perennial ‘Coveted’ Golden Helmet Award Winners: SAP, Trane, and Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. Look at the leaderboards below and see if you can motivate more of your colleagues to ride their bike to work.

Total miles recorded per company:

Company Total Miles
Trane 733
Gundersen Lutheran 395
SAP 233
Western Technical College 214
La Crosse School District 134
LB White Company, Inc. 123
Onalaska School District 113
Dairyland Power Cooperative 103


Participants per company:

Company Participants
Trane 28
Gundersen Lutheran 22
SAP 15
Onalaska School District 8
La Crosse School District 6
Dairyland Power Cooperative 4
Western Technical College 4
 ‘No Company’ 4
City of Onalaska 2


If you believe your company results should be higher, make sure you’ve registered a company with your user account. Or please contact for any other issues with the mileage tracker.

Finally, it seems the same companies win the ‘Coveted’ Golden Helmet award every year. Are the Golden Helmets not coveted enough except by these companies? Would the Golden Helmets be more coveted if they looked like the one below?

Future 'Coveted' Golden Helmet Award?

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2 Comments on BTWW Mileage Midweek Report and 2012 ‘Coveted’ Golden Helmet Awards

  1. Rick Diermeier on Wed, 16th May 2012 9:12 pm
  2. Hey Michael,

    Be on the lookout for John Funke and Kevin Gagermeier. They should be posting miles for BTWW and are also employees of LB White.

  3. Brian McCarty on Wed, 16th May 2012 10:52 pm
  4. That was as of Tuesday – I just added 13.7 more miles for SAP

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