The 2012 National Bike Challenge came to an end August 31, with a whopping 30,000 riders pedaling 12 million miles over four months.
The Challenge, sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, League of American Bicyclists, Endomondo, and Bikes Belong, included some lighthearted online competition between states, communities, universities, workplaces, and individual riders.
Vermont took first place in the states contest, with Burlington taking the top community ranking. Wisconsin took second place and Nebraska came in third.
See a complete list of Bike Challenge winners Bike Challenge news release.
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