Bike to Work: Challenge set for April 29-May 10 in Greater Hattiesburg area

By STAFF REPORTS,

The City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg-Petal-Forrest-Lamar Metropolitan Planning Organization are teaming up with local organizations and businesses to host a Bike to Work Challenge between April 29 - May 10 in honor of National Bike to Work Day.

To join the challenge, participants are encouraged to download an official Bike to Work Challenge Passport by visiting hattiesburgms.com/b2w. Then, bike to work each day between April 29 and May 10. 

For each day biked, the participant’s supervisor can sign the passport as proof. At the end of the two weeks, the passport can be submitted in person or electronically to win prizes like a pair of season tickets for Southern Miss Football, a pair of tickets to a City Lights + Music Nights show, bike tune-ups from Moore’s Bike Shop, gift baskets of Hattiesburg swag and more.

A few pop-up prizes will also be given to for those who chronicle their Bike to Work journey through social media with the hashtag #B2WHBURG on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

A map of available bike lanes, paths and trails can be accessed at the challenge’s website, hattiesburgms.com/b2w.

To participate, residents can follow these easy steps:

• Download the official Bike to Work Passport at hattiesburgms.com/b2w
• Bike to work for as many days as possible between April 29 and May 10, and have a supervisor sign off in the designated box for each day as proof.
• Turn in the passport electronically (by scan or photo) to mayor@hattiesburgms.com, via the form at hattiesburgms.com/b2w or in person to the Mayor’s Office in City Hall (200 Forrest Street) by 5 p.m. on May 15.

Winners will be announced on Friday, May 17 - which is National Bike to Work Day.

Additional bike safety rules and information can also be accessed at hattiesburgms.com/b2w.