Bike Sharing at the Conventions
Health Insurance company, Humana, created a pop-up
shop station for their people-powered bike buses during the RNC and DNC conventions only. They released 20 of these kermit colored contraptions into the city for convention goers to ride to the festivities and other events around town. They also set up a fruit stand and other health-related stops where riders could scan their QR code pass for freebies and to have their mileage and calories burned tracked.
Here’s the fun part. Between the RNC and DNC, guess who logged more miles and burned more calories? Here’s a hint – their star speaker was not the president, but might have been at one point and currently eats a plant-based diet after slowly killing himself through McDonald’s binges. The losing team has a presidential candidate that mocked his opponent for caring about the environment. Check the site for the final tally of miles traveled, calories burned, rides taken and carbon footprint reduced.