Nebraska placed second in the 2013 National Bike Challenge.
The challenge is a health initiative, organized by the League of American Bicyclists, to encourage Americans to bike for transport or for fun. Vermont won the contest.
More than 34,500 people participated nationwide. Of those, 2,005 people lived in Nebraska. Locally, riders logged more than 1,160,000 miles. That's enough miles to make it to the moon nearly five times.
According to the challenge's online tracker, more than half of the participants from Nebraska logged miles while commuting. Four in 10 biked recreationally.
The League of American Bicyclists also named community and university winners. Lincoln won the community challenge and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ranked third among universities that participated.
The challenge kicked off May 1 and ended Sept. 30.
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