The 2014 edition of the Coffeeneuring Challenge shows that people’s dedication to riding bikes and drinking coffee (or similar beverage substitutes) while also following a general set of rules remains strong.
After the homologation of results, the season ends with 175 Finishers and 4 people securing an Honorable Mention spot.
This year was exciting, not only for the increase in participation, but the geographic reach. The United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, and Canada all represented this year.
People in states heretofore unrepresented made sure their state was counted in 2014. New coffeeneuring states include Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah.
Our addition of the Collaborative Coffeeneuring Destinations Map also enriched the challenge by allowing people to map specific locations they visited. As of this writing, 248 distinct stops had been added. I hope this map can serve as a resource for others who may be searching for a good cup in a particular area, but if nothing else, it’s cool to see the places people visited.
I will have more about coffeeneuring around the globe in a future post. In the meantime leave you with these tidbits:
The states most populated with coffeeneurs were:
1. Washington. 22 coffeeneurs
2. Pennsylvania. 21 coffeeneurs
3. Virginia. 21 coffeeneurs
Top-ranked coffeeneuring cities:
1. Washington, D.C. 18 coffeeneurs
2. Pittsburgh, Pa. 10 coffeeneurs
3. Seattle, Wa. 9 coffeeneurs
4. Portland, Or. 8 coffeeneurs
2014 Coffeeneuring Challenge Finishers
I now present the 2014 Coffeeneuring Challenge Finishers. Well done to everyone who took on this challenge and successfully reached the finish line at the end of its seven weeks.
Names are alphabetical by first name, for the most part. I’ve also grouped some people by team, but this was more haphazard than systematic.
The number that follows each coffeeneur indicates the number of times he or she has completed the Coffeeneuring Challenge.
1. Alicia M. Lynnwood, Washington 1
2. Andy W. Seattle, Washington 2
3. Anna, CM San Antonio, Texas 1
4. Anna Banana Utah 1
5. Anne-Gigi Sammamish, Washington 1
6. Anniebikes Burlington, Vermont 2
7. Astrid B. (tour de kiosk) Lynnwood, Washington 1
8. Bear T. Thousand Oaks, California 2
9. Becky J. Seattle, Washington 1
10. Bill A. Portland, Oregon 4
11. Bill D. Seattle, Washington 1
12. Bill E. Novato, California 1
13. Bill H. Zelienople, Pennsylvania 1
14. Bill W. Park Ridge, Illinois 1
15. Bob K. Port Washington, New York 1
16. Bob S. Washington, D.C. 1
17. Bob T. Alexandria, Virginia 1
18 and 19. Brommie and Dr. Diarist West Chester, Pennsylvania 2
20. Bryan R. Garner, North Carolina 3
21 and 22. Carey and Lisa J. Silver Spring, Maryland 1
23. Carol H. Bend, Oregon 1
24. Carolyn C. Washington D.C. 1
25. Charli C. Washington, D.C. 1
26. Charlie W. Marysville, Washington 1
27. Charlie W. Plymouth, Minnesota 2
28. Pondero Sanger, Texas 1
29. Chris C. Columbia South Carolina 1
30. Chris F. Swindon, United Kingdom 1
31. Chris G. Portland, Oregon 1
32. Chris N. Easton, Pennsylvania 1
33. Chuck A. Arlington, Virginia 1
34. Colleen S. Upper St. Clair Pennsylvania 2
35. Corbi B. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania 2
36. Corey T. Olympia, Washington 1
37. Rusty C. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2
38. Dan D. Catonsville, Maryland 1
39. Dan B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2
40. Dan O’ Perkasie, Pennsylvania 1
41. Dan W. New York City, New York 1
42 and 43. Mr. and Mrs. Bikesnick McLean, Virginia 2
44 and 45. Daniele C. and Sara Iguria, Italy 1
46. Dave P. Denver, Colorado 1
47 and 48. Dave and Jean Washington, D.C. 1
49. David C. Waitsfield, Vermont 1
50. Hutner. Chevy Chase, Maryland 2
51. Deb D. Arlington, Virginia 3
52. Devi T. Aptos, California 1
53. Don P. Wanatchee, Washington 1
54. Donald G. Subiaco, Arkansas 1
55. Doug CM San Antonio Texas 1
56. E. CM San Antonio Texas 1
57. Felkerino Washington, D.C. 4
58. Vannevar Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4
59. Elaine B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1
60. Emma R. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2
61. Biking Yogini Arlington, Virginia 2
62. Eunice C. Durham, North Carolina 1
63. Evelyn E. Novato, California 1
64. Gene P. Readington, New Jersey 1
65. Geoffrey. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1
66. George S. West Park New York 4
67. Graham R. Portland, Oregon 2
68. Gregg D. Salem, South Dakota 1
69. Jackie C. Springfield, Missouri 1
70. Jake D. Germany, mostly 1
71. Jeff K. Snohomish, Washington 1
72. Jennifer L. Pensacola Florida 1
73. Jennifer M. Portland Oregon 1
74. Jenny Oh Oakland, California 1
75. Jerel F. Toledo Ohio 2
76. Jerry S. Washington D.C. 1
77. Jessie P. Catonsville, Maryland 1
78. Jim L. Columbus, Ohio 1
79. Jim R. Tacoma, Washington 1
80. Joaquin O. St Albans, United Kingdom 1
81. Joe Flood Washington, D.C. 2
82. Joe P. Bellevue, Washington 3
83. Joe R. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2
84. Joe R. St. Petersburg, Florida 1
85. Rootchopper Alexandria, Virginia 3
86. John E. Asheville North Carolina 2
87. John R. Washington D.C. 4
88. John RA Phoenix Arizona 1
89. Jolene C. Eugene Oregon 2
90. Jon E. Dillsburg Pennsylvania 1
91. Jonathan S. Hamilton, New York 1
92. Josh H. Chicago, Illinois 1
93. Judy O. Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1
94. Julie C. Seattle, Washington 1
95. Jussi S. Helsinki, Finland 1
96. Karen Q. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1
97. Kathy W. Marysville, Washington 1
98 and 99. Katy and Trish Portland,Oregon 1
100. Keith Mo Woodenville, Washington 3
101. Old Knotty Buoy San Diego, California 1
102. Kelly K-V Madison, Wisconsin 1
103. Kelly S. Fairfax, Virginia 2
104. Kevin C. Derby, United Kingdom 1
105. Kristy Raleigh, North Carolina 1
106. Laura C. Seattle, Washington 1
107. Laura H. Seattle, Washington 1
108. Lauren K. Dublin, Ireland 2
109. Linel S. Alexandria, Virginia 1
110. Lis W. Washington, D.C. 1
111. Lisa D. Norfolk, Virginia 1
112. Louise K. Seattle, Washington 1
113. Luis G. Dallas, Texas 1
114. Luke H. Asheville, North Carolina 1
115. Lynne F. Portland, Oregon 3
116. Marisa F. Scottsdale Arizona 1
117. Martin B. Kent England 2
118. Matthew N. Washington D.C. 1
119. Meade A. Richmond Virginia 1
120. Melissa Mc Lafayette, Indiana 1
121. Michael R. Dunn Loring, Virginia 1
122. Michal Y. Eugene, Oregon 2
123. Mike B. Severna Park, Maryland 2
124. Mike Q. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2
125. Mike T. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 3
126. Mike W. Park Ridge, Illinois 1
127. Millison F. Olympia, Washington 1
128. Mister Ed Gainsville, Florida 1
129. Nadine Q. Washington, D.C. 1
130. Nancy G. Mukilteo, Washington 1
131. Nicole R. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1
132. Iron Rider. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3
133. Nolan R. Dunn Loring, Virginia 1
134. Owen B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2
135. Patricia C. Arlington, Virginia 1
136. Paul R. St. Petersburg, Florida 2
137. Perry W. Durham, North Carolina 1
138. Pete D. Falls Church, Virginia 2
139. Phill M. Washington, D.C. 1
140. Raymond S-R Shawville, Quebec, Canada 1
141. Rebecca C. Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2
142. Rebecca O. Bedfordshire, United Kingdom 1
143. RJ L. Burlington, Vermont 1
144. Rob L. Pensacola, Florida 2
145 and 146. Robyn W. and Jeff G. Kissimmee, Florida 1
147. Rose C. Santa Rosa, California 1
148. Rudi R. Washington D.C. 2
149. Ryan S. Washington D.C. 1
150. Sally H. Eugene, Oregon 1
151. Sally R. St. Petersburg, Florida 2
152. Sara H. Topsham, Maine 2
153. Sarah R.S. Washington, D.C. 2
154. Sarah S. Seattle, Washington 1
155. Scott F. Newport News, Virginia 1
156. Shawn G. Portland, Oregon 2
157 and 158. Simon B. and Tara H. Silver Spring, Maryland 4
159. sprite Washington, D.C. 2
160. Stefanie R. Olympia, Washington 1
161. Steve A. Burtonsville, Maryland 2
162. Steve O. Arlington, Virginia 1
163. Susan O. Portland, Oregon 3
164. SR Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 3
165. Ted G. Medway Massachusetts 1
166. MrTinDC Washington, D.C. 3
167. Jimmy Phoenix Manchester, England 1
168. Tom B. Madison, Wisconsin 1
169. Tom B. Florence, South Carolina 1
170. Tom H. Billings , Montana 2
171. Tregg H. Newport News Virginia 1
172. Van W-P Seattle Washington 1
173. Vance R. Greensboro, North Carolina 2
174. Wayne G. Springfield, Missouri 1
175. Will L. McLean, Virginia 3
176 and 177. Sherry and Mike E. Falls Church, Virginia 1
177. Jason P. Oakland, California 1
Sometimes life intrudes on the best-laid coffeeneuring plans, and you close in on the finish, but don’t quite get there. That is the case for these four Honorable Mention awardees.
1. Daniel, also the Northeast Regional Office of Coffeeneuring Arlington, Ma.
2. Dennis O’ Springfield, Mo.
3 and 4. Jayne and Janice, rescuers of the Rando-cat during a coffeeneuring ride. Lyon Station, Pa.
If you do not see your name on one of these lists and think it should be, please send me an email as soon as you can so that your efforts can be counted! If your name is not spelled correctly or contains some other type of error, please advise me of that as well.
Thank you for your posts, tweets, updates, and photos. I enjoyed reading all of them, and thanks to your fine submissions I have some excellent guest posts in the Coffeeneuring Rewind queue.
The prizes for this year have been unexpectedly delayed by the maker. While not yet in hand, I do have a photo of a sample. I hope they arrive in the next two weeks, but I’ll keep you posted. If you ordered a patch and did not send me a mailing address, please do so when you have the chance.
Someone wrote me that the Coffeeneuring Challenge “is a wonderful community activity that truly binds us, perhaps in a somewhat silly way, to a greater sense of togetherness, good purpose, and fun. In the world we share, that’s important. And what is better than riding bikes and sharing our tiny adventures?”
Once again, congratulations to everyone who has contributed to making this challenge what it is. It lives and breathes on the rides you take, the coffee and other drinks you consume, and the images you capture to document your experiences. Thank you all for joining in the challenge this year.
Thanks for doing this! But I will note that this is my second coffeneuring challenge completion, not my first.
Argh, you are correct! I was just checking to make sure people are reading this post.
I so enjoyed the “challenge” and thank you for your time and effort to allow us so much fun. Just to make future records coincide, my home is Mukilteo WA, not Snohomish WA. I must have listed incorrectly. Mukilteo is in Snohomish County, but there is also a town named Snohomish.
Thanks, Nancy. I updated it here and in my own results doc. I think I guessed on your hometown based on reading your entries so thanks for clarifying.
Cool that two Lauras (Laura C and Laura H) from the SAME city (Seattle) completed the challenge. Not that I’m biased…
i have gotten into the habit of tapping jeff on the back and saying, look! there’s a cafe! we must stop, drink and photograph!
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Well done everyone!
I do think I belong on the Hon Mention list, if any, though.
Happy to see a couple of folks I know in IRL here. Reading their entries, it seems to me there is a market for a few more independent coffee shops in our area!
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MG I don’t see your name on the list?
Many thanks, MG!
Thank you for this.
I only completed 2 this year, so didn’t feel I merited even an “honorable mention” but I enjoyed my jaunts and this challenge as always. Thanks for putting it on every year. So fun!