Alameda and Santa Clara counties provided the overall team winners for this year’s month-long Bay Area Bike Challenge, which had people pumping their pedals across the region.

Almost 350 teams from across the Bay Area participated, biking for their health, the environment, their companies and their communities.

Each year, the Challenge brings out bike commuters who make the commitment to pedal to work, school and errands for the entire month of May, using the Love to Ride platform —

Long-distance and short-ride commuters alike participated on teams of 10 or as individuals. From “Team Tam” in Marin County to “One Pedal at a Time” in Contra County to  the “Howdy Doodys” in Napa County, the competition was on.

In the end, these efforts stood out:

“Lam Research Laminators,” riding for Lam Research Corporation in Fremont (Alameda County), took top overall honors in 1st place across the Challenge. In addition, the team came in 1st place in the Alameda County competition as well as in the 2,000-plus staff company challenge.

Two teams from Labcyte Corporation in San Jose (Santa Clara County) rounded out the top three teams. “Flying Droplets” took 2nd place overall, as well as 1st place in both the Santa Clara County competition and the 50-199 staff company challenge. “Pooches Speedily Pedaling” took 3rd place in the overall team competition.

In the individual competition, team “Flying Droplets” added to their bragging rights when team champion Andrea Symons took top rider honors in the overall competition, besting her 3rd place win in 2018. And just as she did in 2018, she earned the top female rider slot this year.

For the second year in a row, Jun Abella from Sunpower’s team “Tires Half Full” (Fremont, Alameda County) took 2nd place overall, repeating her 2nd place win from 2018. Third place went to Ed Santos, which gave his team – “Lam Research Laminators” – even more to celebrate.

And a big congratulations to all the teams that won or placed in the county and company-by-staff-size competitions. Your commitment, determination and energy made for a terrific BABC 2019! In additional to the overall team and individuals , here’s the full list of all the county and company winners:

County winners


1st — Lam Research Laminators

2nd — East Bay Commuters

3rd — Veeva Decoupled POD Team

Contra Costa

1st — Tires Half Full

2nd — Renewable Racehorses

3rd — JGI Bike to Work 2019


1st — Team Tam

2nd — MCBC/SR2S

3rd — Richmond Bridge-Bike Avouchers


1st — The Howdy Doodys

2nd — The Doctors Company

no 3rd place team

San Francisco

1st — Corpse Revivers

2nd — Bell Dingers

3rd — Bluff Riders

San Mateo

1st — Bikes@MPK

2nd — Zoox

3rd — Roblox

Santa Clara

1st — Flying Droplets

2nd — Pooches Speedily Pedaling

3rd — SV707 (not Hog Watts)


1st — Sonoma Strong

2nd — Pedaling for the Planet

3rd — Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition

Company winners by staff size

2000+ employees

1st — Lam Research Laminators

2nd — Hog Watts

3rd — LinkedIn Engineering

500-1999 employees

1st — Tires Half Full

2nd — Veeva Decoupled POD Team

3rd — Intuitive Surgical 1090

200-499 employees

1st — Bikes@MPK

2nd —  Soccer Moms

3rd — ASML-HMI B3

50-199 employees

1st — Flying Droplets

2nd — Pooches Speedily Pedaling

3rd — Renewable Racehorses

20-49 employees

1st — Corpse Revivers

2nd — Mithun Hand Drafters

3rd — Mithun Archicyclists

7-19 employees

1st — Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

2nd — Zero Carbon Commuters

3rd — MCBC/SR2S

3-6 employees

1st — Pedaling for the Planet

2nd — Team Chaco

3rd — Bikes Make Life Better Team 2019


Keep on pedaling and we’ll see you in 2020!