Hundreds get up and ride in Neenah

Get up and ride

NEENAH - Hundreds of people traded in their cars for bikes Friday morning.

A small group of employees from the Kimberly-Clark Corp. started the Get Up and Ride event in 2008 as a way to combat paying $4 a gallon for gas prices. The event has grown ever since, becoming the Wisconsin State Challenge in 2011 and serving as the National Bike Challenge for the last two years.

Organizers hope the event continues to promote a healthy lifestyle with sustainable benefits.

The event is open to Kimberly Clark Corp. employees, retirees and their families.

The participants can choose from three routes: 10, 20, or 50 miles.

FOX 11's Pauleen Le spent the morning learning more about the event.

For more information on the event and the National Bike Challenge, click here.