Cos All I Want to Do is Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle

Fed Bike Challenge

Amanda Van Epps (Bosch XXX) and Faith Hall (Bosch XXX), both more avid cyclists after the Bosch Fellowship in Germany, teamed up as colleagues for the Fed Bike Challenge team this spring. Amanda works at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Faith works at the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The goal of the Challenge is to get Feds moving and have some fun. “One of the big take-aways from the Bosch experience is that the best way to understand something is to experience it personally . . . to jump right into the saddle (in this case, literally!) and try something new. As Feds, this helps to make us better policymakers and more mindful stewards of taxpayer dollars.”

Their team, “Cos All I Want to Do is Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle” was recognized for having the “Most Team Spirit” and placing 8th in the USDOT League for total average trips per month. Their trips are best described as relatively shorter and higher in number – as part of a commute in combination with transit, as short commutes for those living close to the office, for quick trips to the neighborhood park with kids in tow, to the grocery store, or just toodling around town to meet up with friends or run errands. More and more around the DC area, as in most places across Germany, when infrastructure and cycling culture exist, it’s safe, easy and fun to choose a bike to get around.

Faith, who captained the team, is especially proud that the team had the opportunity to share the joy of cycling with two brand new cyclists and one cyclist new to bike commuting. Let us know if you’re interested in joining a multi-agency Bosch team in 2016.

Amanda Van Epps and Faith Hall #2