Coffeeneuring Challenge 2015: Finishers and Honorable Mentions

‘Twas the night before Coffeeneurmas, and all through the house… As we all know, coffeeneuring is a season, not a day, and what a great season it’s been. This year, 247 people rode their bikes to the finishers circle, and 8 achieved Honorable Mention.

Finally, the time to announce the Finishers and Honorable Mentions for the 2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge has arrived. Thanks to everyone for their patience as I organized the submissions.

Results are listed in alphabetical order by first name. I have also included hyperlinks to people’s blogs, Instagrams, or Twitter accounts. The number in parentheses notes the number of times the person has completed the challenge.

You will also see the Themes Within a Theme for those who took on this additional, yet optional, creative element. I loved reading the themes people chose to overlay their coffeeneuring, and I know some are already cooking up themes for next year.

Coffeeneuring with Paul, Sally, and Joe
Coffeeneuring with Paul, Sally, and Joe

If any changes are needed (I missed a theme, blog, Instagram handle, or any other info) or if you should be included on one of these lists, please let me know by email or in the comments.

2015 Coffeeneuring Challenge Finishers
  1. Abhijit K. Bangalore, India (1)  Theme: South Indian Coffee
  2. Adam L. Brooklyn, New York (1)
  3. Al M. Woodinville, Washington (1)
  4. Alicia M. Lynnwood Washington (2)
  5. Amber E. Pensacola, Florida (1)
  6. Ana M. Seattle Washington (1)  Theme: Coffeeneuring for Glory
  7. Anders L. Märsta, Sweden (2)  Theme: Home baked
  8. Andrea P. Washington, D.C. (1)
  9. Andrew B. County Antrim, Northern Ireland (1)
  10. Andy W. Seattle, Washington (3)
  11. Anna Banana Murray, Utah (2)  Theme: 7 tunes
  12. Anna O. Brooklyn, New York (1)
  13. anniebikes Burlington, Vermont (3)  Theme: Lake View
  14. Ashley B. Rockford, Illinois (1)
  15. Astrid B. Lynnwood Washington (2)  Theme: Tour de Cups
  16. Avery L. Pensacola Florida (1)
  17. Bear T. Thousand Oaks California (3)
  18. Becca C. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1 )  Theme: Singing on my Bike
  19. Becky J. Puyallup, Washington (2)
  20. Beth B. of Thick Bikes. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)  Theme: 7 different bikes and To Kill a Mockingbird
  21. Beth H. Portland Oregon (3)
  22. Bharat G. Bowie Maryland (1)
  23. Bikeyface. Somerville, Massachusetts (1)
  24. Biking Yogini Arlington, Virginia (3)
  25. Bill A., the Ultimate Coffeeneur. Portland, Oregon (5)
  26. Bill H. Zelienople, Pennsylvania (2)
  27. Bill W. Grand Rapids Michigan (2)
  28. Bob B. Graham, North Carolina (1)
  29. Bob S. Washington D.C. (2)
  30. Bob  E. Harwood, New Jersey (1)
  31. Brad S. Washington, D.C. (1)   Theme: No Starbucks
  32. Braxton. San Francisco, California (1)
  33. Bret in Sioux City, Iowa (1)
  34. Brian C. Auburn, Massachusetts (1)
  35. Bryan R. Garner North Carolina (4)  Theme: 7 Different Bikes
  36. Carol H. Bend, Oregon (2)
  37. Carol J. Conneaut, Ohio (1)
  38. Charlie W. Plymouth Minnesota (3)
  39. Chauncey J. Cincinnati, Ohio (1)
  40. Cheryl G. Medway, Massachusetts (1)  Theme: No chains
  41. Chris B. of Thick Bikes Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (1)  Theme: 7 different bikes 
  42. Chris G. Des Moines, Iowa (1)
  43. Chris K. Ocala, Florida (1)
  44. Chris N. Skillman, New Jersey (1)
  45. Chris R. Atlanta, Georgia (2)
  46. Chris R. Kyiv Ukraine (1)
  47. Christina L. San Francisco, California (1)  Theme: learning to ride
  48. Christine P. Eugene, Oregon (1)   Theme: Coffeeneuring with Christine
  49. Chuck A. Arlington, Virginia (2)
  50. CJ of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1)
  51. Red in Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania (3)
  52. Corbi B. Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (3)
  53. Dan B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3)  Theme: Car-free Coffeeneuring
  54. Dan M. Wayland, Massachusetts (1)
  55. Dan S. Everett, Washington (1)
  56. Dan W. Denver, Colorado (2)
  57. Dan W. Mechanicsville, Virginia (1)
  58. Daniele C. Iguria, Italy (2)
  59. Dave C. Waitsfield, Vermont (2)  Theme: Social Not Solo
  60. Dave H. Bel Air, Maryland (1)
  61. Dave P. Denver, Colorado (2)  Theme: Coffee in the Parks
  62. Debiguity Arlington, Virginia (4)
  63. Dejah S. Seattle, Washington (1)  Theme: Dejah and Theo Take on the Coffeeneuring Challenge 
  64. Dennis H. Portland, Oregon (2)
  65. Dennis O’ Springfield, Missouri  Theme: 7 different bikes
  66. Dino A. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)
  67. Doug G. Denver, Colorado (1)   Theme: Different Bikes for Each Ride
  68. E in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1)
  69. Eileen S. Austin, Texas (1)   Theme: A new city for each stop. In the end, 4 cities
  70. Elaine B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2)  Theme: Car-free Coffeeneuring
  71. Emma R. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3)
  72. Emma W. Missoula, Montana (1)
  73. Emma W. Plymouth, Minnesota (2)
  74. Eric B. Richmond, Virginia (1)
  75. Eric S. Washington, D.C. (1)  Theme: Tandem Teamwork
  76. Erin B. Springfield, Missouri (1)
  77. Eunice in Durham, North Carolina (2)  Theme: Enjoy the ride
  78. Felkerino. Washington, D.C. (5)  Theme: Friends and Family
  79. Gary S. Topsham, Maine (2)
  80. George S. West Park, New York (5)
  81. Gery O. Everett, Washington (1)
  82. Gina C. Arlington, Virginia (1)
  83. Graham R. Portland, Oregon (3)
  84. Gray Ft. Collins, Colorado (2)  Theme: 3 of 7 bikes
  85. Harry H. Concord, California (1)
  86. Hugh S. Los Angeles, California (1)
  87. Ina I. Northampton, Massachusetts (1)  Theme: Same Cup
  88. Iron Rider. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3)  Theme: Own Bikes and State-Themed Jerseys
  89. Jake D. in Germany? (2)
  90. James P. Anaheim, California (2)  Theme: Coffee Shops Without Walls
  91. Jamie H. Manchester, Connecticut (1)  Theme: Trying New Places That Are Locally Owned, On a Tandem
  92. Janet E. in Mansfield, Ontario, Canada (1) Theme: Seven Rides Without Walls
  93. Janice C. Lyon Station Pennsylvania (1)
  94. Jason McD. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1)
  95. Jay D. Frederick, Maryland (1)  Theme: Coffee Outside and Unique Brewing Method
  96. Jayne B. Lyon Station, Pennsylvania (1)
  97. Jeff G. Kissimmee, Florida (2)
  98. Jeff G. Mountain View, California (1)  Theme: Shops I’ve Never Visited Before
  99. Jeff L. Silver Spring, Maryland (1)
  100. Jen L. Pensacola, Florida (2)
  101. Jennifer T. Leavenworth Kansas (2)
  102. Jenny K. Silver Spring, Maryland (1)
  103. Jerry S. Washington, D.C. (2)
  104. Jess T. Kirkland, Washington (1)
  105. Jim K. Columbus Ohio (2)
  106. Jim R. Edgewood Washington (1)
  107. Jo in Eugene, Oregon (3)
  108. Joaquin O. St. Albans, United Kingdom (2)
  109. Joe E. Pensacola, Florida (1)
  110. Joe Flood. Washington D.C. (3)  Theme: Always Be Coffeeneuring
  111. Joe P. Bellevue, Washington (4)  Theme: 7 different bikes, but events conspired against me
  112. Joe R. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (3)
  113. Joe R. St. Petersburg, Florida (2)
  114. Johanna L. Helsinki, Finland (1)
  115. John F. Bethesda, Maryland (1)
  116. John R. Baltimore, Maryland (5)  Theme: Coffeeneur-in-Training
  117. John S. Fairhaven, Massachusetts (1)  Theme: Biking hats
  118. John W. Northfields, New Jersey (1)  Theme: Locally owned/managed shops
  119. Jonathan H. Greenacres, Florida (1)  Theme: Caps
  120. Joshua C. Temple, Texas (1)
  121. Joyce G. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2)
  122. Julie W. Northfields, New Jersey (1)  Theme: Locally owned/managed shops
  123. Karen C. Los Angeles California (1)  Theme: Bike Girl Bloomers!
  124. Karen L. Livermore, California (1)
  125. Karen N. Duxbury, Massachusetts (1)
  126. Karen Q. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2)
  127. Kate H. Seattle, Washington (1)
  128. Kathleen K. Mountain View, California (1)  Theme: Public Art
  129. Kathy R. Arlington, Virginia (1)  Theme: Visual journaling
  130. Kayoko N. Märsta, Sweden (2)  Theme: Home baked
  131. Keith D. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)
  132. Keith M. Woodinville, Washington (4)
  133. Kelley W. Reston, Virginia (1)
  134. Kelly S. Fairfax, Virginia (3)  Theme: Squeaking By
  135. Kendra H. Memphis, Tennessee (1)
  136. Kent F. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (1)
  137. Kent P. Eugene, Oregon (1)   Theme: Coffeeneuring with Christine
  138. Kevin C. Derby, United Kingdom (2)
  139. Kevin P. Cheshire, United Kingdom (1)  Theme: Local Business!
  140. Kira M. Washington, D.C. (1)  Theme: Tandem Teamwork
  141. Lance T. Leavenworth, Kansas (2)
  142. Laura A. Seattle, Washington (1)   Theme: Learning to bike
  143. Laura C. Federal Way, Washington (2)
  144. Laura G. Manchester, Connecticut (1)  Theme: Trying New Places That Are Locally Owned, On a Tandem
  145. Laura P. Denver, Colorado (1)  Theme: Owls
  146. Laura R. Arlington, Virginia (1)
  147. Lesly J. Washington, D.C. (1)   Theme: No Starbucks
  148. Linel S. Alexandria, Virginia (2)  Theme: 8 States– I Ride for Coffee
  149. Lisa A. Brooklyn, New York (1)
  150. Lisa M. Takoma Park, Maryland (2)
  151. Liz P. Washington, D.C. (1)
  152. Louise K. Seattle, Washington (2)
  153. Lucy P. Redwood City California (1)  Bubble Tea
  154. Lynda T. Thousand Oaks, California (2)
  155. Lynne Fitz Portland Oregon (4)  Theme: Fibers
  156. Maria W. Springfield, Missouri (1)
  157. Marko S. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)
  158. Marley B. Seattle Washington (1)
  159. Martha R. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)
  160. Martin W. Lincoln, United Kingdom (1)
  161. Marya R. Sioux City, Iowa (1)
  162. Meade in Richmond, Virginia (2)  Theme: Coffee Outside
  163. Megan S. San Antonio, Texas (1)
  164. Michael P. Cincinnati, Ohio (1)
  165. Michael S. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1)
  166. Michal Y. Eugene, Oregon (3)  Theme: Social Coffeeneuring
  167. Mike L. New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (1)
  168. Mike R. Dunn Loring, Virginia (2)
  169. Mike W. Park Ridge, Illinois (2)  Theme: Riding Every Bike I Own
  170. Miriam S. Hamburg, Germany (1)
  171. Mr. Bike Snick. McLean, Virginia (3)
  172. Mrs. Bike Snick. McLean, Virginia (3)
  173. Nadine Q. Washington, D.C. (2)
  174. Nancy G. Mukilteo Washington (2)  Theme: Teaneuring
  175. New England Bicyclist and Northeast Regional Office of Coffeeneuring. Arlington, Massachusetts (1)  Theme: Go ride your bike!
  176. Nicole R. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2)
  177. Nils E. Silver City, New Mexico (1)
  178. Nolan R. Dunn Loring, Virginia (2)
  179. Owen B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3)  Theme: Car-free Coffeeneuring
  180. Paris in Silver Spring, Maryland (1)
  181. Patty P. Temple, Texas (1)
  182. Paul R. St. Petersburg, Florida (3)
  183. Phill M. Washington D.C. (2)  Theme: 7 places I didn’t do last year 
  184. Ponder in Sanger, Texas (2)  Theme: Association of Caffeinated Wheelmen
  185. Q in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3)
  186. Randall J. Conneaut, Ohio (1)
  187. Raymond S-R. Shawville, Quebec, Canada (2)  Theme: Seven Bridges, One River
  188. Retta B. Graham, North Carolina (1)
  189. RFGlenn Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2)  \o/ coffeeneuring! 
  190. RJ in Burlington, Vermont (2)  Theme: Coffeeneuring with Children
  191. RJ’s Elder Child. Burlington, Vermont (1)  Theme: Coffeeneuring with Children
  192. RJ’s Younger Child. Burlington, Vermont (1)  Theme: Coffeeneuring with Children
  193. Rob L. Pensacola, Florida (2)
  194. Robin E. Silver City, New Mexico (1)
  195. Robyn W. Kissimmee, Florida (2)
  196. Rochelle H. Seattle Washington (1)   Theme: Coffeeneuring for Glory
  197. Rona W. Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (1)  Theme: No-Theme Special Feature
  198. Rose C. Santa Rosa, California (2)
  199. Rosemary H. Mansfield, Ontario, Canada (1)  Theme: Seven Rides Without Walls
  200. Rudi R. Washington, D.C. (3)
  201. Rusty C. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3)
  202. Ryan P. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)
  203. Sally H. Eugene, Oregon (2)  Theme: Different Bikes
  204. Sally R. St. Petersburg, Florida (3)
  205. Sam D. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1 )
  206. Sara H. Topsham, Maine (3)
  207. Sara W. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1)
  208. Sarah R. Washington, D.C. (3)
  209. Sarah S. Seattle, Washington (2)
  210. Sara A. Iguria, Italy (2)
  211. Scott C. Severna Park, Maryland (1)
  212. velofolk Adrian, Michigan (1)
  213. Sean W. Snohomish County, Washington (1)
  214. Sharon F. Wesley Chapel, Florida (1)
  215. Shawn G. Portland Oregon (3)  Theme: All Four Bikes
  216. Simon B. Silver Spring, Maryland (5)
  217. Snake in Louisville Kentucky (1)
  218. sprite Washington D.C. (3)
  219. SR in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (4)
  220. Steve A. Burnsville, Maryland (3)  Theme: Friends and Family
  221. Steve O. Arlington, Virginia (2)
  222. Stu in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2)
  223. Sue J. Madison, Wisconsin (1)
  224. Tam K. Swampscott, Massachusetts (1)
  225. Tara H. of the Tara Rule. Silver Spring, Maryland (5)
  226. Ted G. Medway, Massachusetts (2)  Theme: No chains
  227. Theo R. Seattle, Washington (1)  Theme: Dejah and Theo Take on the Coffeeneuring Challenge 
  228. Thistle C. Severna Park, Maryland (1)
  229. Tim in Austin, Texas (2)
  230. Tim S. Louisville, Kentucky (2)
  231. Todd N. Pleasanton, California (1)  Theme: Mendo the Duck
  232. Tom B. Florence, South Carolina (2)  Theme: 7 Different Bikes
  233. Tom H. Billings, Montana (3)
  234. Tom N. Duxbury, Massachusetts (1)
  235. Tregg H. Newport News, Virginia (2)  Theme: 7 Cities and 7 Coffee Shops
  236. Van in Seattle, Washington (2)  Theme: Funky Socks
  237. Vance in Greensboro, North Carolina (3)
  238. Vannevar. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (5)
  239. Veronica V. Portland, Oregon (1)
  240. VorpalChortle Somerville, Massachusetts (1)
  241. Wayne G. Springfield, Missouri (2)  Theme: Americana
  242. Wiebke W. Berlin, Germany (2)
  243. William S. Laramie, Wyoming (1)  Theme: Coffee Adventures Without Walls in Southeast Wyoming
  244. Bob T. Arlington, Virginia (1)
  245. Ken M. Seattle, Washington (1)
  246. Kyle M. Seattle, Washington (1)
  247. April F. Menlo Park, California (1)
  248. MrTinDC. Washington, D.C. (4)
2015 Honorable Mention
  1. Deacon P. Green Mountain Falls, Colorado
  2. Jerel in Toledo, Ohio
  3. Myrna S. Falls Church, Virginia
  4. Rebecca C in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. Shawn S. Falls Church, Virginia
  6. Sylvia M. Harwood, New Jersey
  7. Lee R. Bridgeport, Connecticut
  8. Chris N. Easton, Pennsylvania
Milwaukee Coffeeneuring from JRegan
Milwaukee Coffeeneuring from JRegan

This year’s challenge boasts the most participants yet. For the first time, coffeeneuring was represented in Ukraine, India, Northern Ireland, and even new states in the U.S., including New Mexico, Wyoming, and Tennessee. (I hope to do another post that wraps up the city, state, and country information.)

I am also thrilled that seven coffeeneurs returned to keep their five-time coffeeneuring finishing streak alive. In addition, there are six people with a four-time finishing record, and another 29 who have completed the challenge three times.

A note about patches! Patches are en route to me, and I hope to mail them out next week (BikeDC locals, I’ll catch you at Friday Coffee Club). I have a few extras, if anybody would like an additional patch for whatever reason. $5 per. Email and let me know.

Coffeeneuring card from Jerel
Coffeeneuring card from Jerel

People coffeeneured for many reasons. A few learned ride a bike through the challenge. Some brewed their own cups in the great outdoors. Several discover new coffee and tea places. Some took short rides and others went farther than they’d ever ridden before.

Even with the suite of rules that accompanies the Coffeeneuring Challenge, we consistently find ways to make it our own.

Congratulations, and Mary Coffeeneurmas to all!

4 thoughts on “Coffeeneuring Challenge 2015: Finishers and Honorable Mentions

  1. Awesome, Mary! We need to step it up in the PNW! But there were 4 of us here in Eugene this year. Yay! Also, this is my 3rd time, not 2nd. I look forward to the patch! Enjoy your warm Christmas!

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