Cold and wet weather didnâ€™t dampen the spirit or effort of Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s representatives in the Carson City Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge in May.
WNCâ€™s team of Dianne Hilliard, Phyllis Mason, Hugh Welden, Nigel Harrison, Dan Smith, Jaime Kirk, Deborah Alves, Valerie Andersen, Shawna Lynch, Brian Crowe, Jacky Gentine and Richard Arrigotti placed fifth in the public division.
â€œOur key sponsors, Carson Cityâ€™s Muscle Powered and Bike Habitat, suggested that â€˜we change bike to work week to a warmer month like January!â€™ Certainly seems that this would have been a good idea this year,â€ said Alves, an administrative assistant II for WNC Facilities Planning and Management.
Besides biking, the competition utilized carpooling, mass transportation, walking and running.
WNCâ€™s team totaled 119.2 miles of commuting by bike, 45.5 miles of walking and running from/during work and 22 miles of carpooling and using public transportation.
WNCâ€™s team offered congratulations to the Nevada Guard Rough Riders, who won the public competition with 947 total miles. NDOT was second.
The Corporate Challenge resulted in 2,810 biking miles in five days, equating to 112,403.2 calories expended, according to Alves.
She said she hopes the event will encourage WNC employees to continue to bike to work.
Cutline: WNCâ€™s Carson City Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge team included, from left, Phyllis Mason, Dianne Hilliard, Clarence Maise Jr., Brian Crowe, Jacky Gentine, Deborah Alves, Shawna Lynch and David Zahrt.