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Are You Ready For The National Bike Challenge 2016?

Are You Ready For The National Bike Challenge 2016?

Get ready to ride and sign up to accept the challenge! (If you are in Kootenai County here in Idaho you will automatically be added to the Rubber Tire Adventures Advocacy Challenge.) Create riding groups, add your bicycle league, or encourage your workmates to join you by adding your company!

Would be great if we beat last years totals by riding more and encouraging others to join us!

Let’s Ride!!!

Join here: nationalbikechallenge.org

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National Bike Challenge Rules and Regulations:

PROGRAM PARTNERS:

Cottonelle Brand® and PeopleForBikes

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. The National Bike Challenge is open to all persons who either live in the US or work for an organization with U.S. employees.
  2. The Challenge is offered free to all individuals, workplaces, schools and organizations.

DURATION:

  1. The “Challenge Period” begins May 1, 2016 (12:00 a.m. central time zone) and ends on September 30, 2016 (11:59 p.m. central time zone).
  2. The Challenge has a warm-up period until April 30, 2016. This time is intended for users to become familiar with the website and the act of logging miles as well as for local advocacy organizations to set up their Advocacy Challenge. Points accrued during this time will not count in the official Challenge.

POINTS SYSTEM:

Points are awarded throughout the Challenge and are cumulative over the duration. They are awarded in the following two ways

  1. 20 Challenge points are awarded for each day you ride at least 1 mile
  2. 1 Challenge point is awarded for each mile ridden

Miles must be logged to the day they were ridden.

Rides can be logged at anytime over the month but must be logged or synced (if using Strava, MapMyRide, Moves, or Endomondo) by 11:59 pm central time of the last day of each month.

PRIZES AND AWARDS:

  1. All participants who live in the United States are automatically eligible for the monthly prize drawings and awards at the end of the Challenge.
  2. To be eligible for monthly prize drawings, you must live in the United States and all rides for each month must be entered by 11:59 pm central time of the last day of each month.
  3. Prize winners will be selected monthly and award winners awarded at the end of the Challenge.
  4. As you participate in the Challenge and accumulate points, you will achieve incremental point levels

RIDERS:

  1. A registered rider may compete for one team, one workplace or school, and one community and state.
  2. A rider will be placed in the Advocacy Challenge based on their home zip code and cannot opt out of the Advocacy Challenge.
  3. Riders are not able to compete in a Advocacy Challenge outside of their home county.
  4. Riders must accept the Participation Waiver and the Terms and Conditions in order to participate in the Challenge.

TEAMS:

  1. The first person to create a new team is automatically assigned to be the Team Captain.
  2. The Team Captain can appoint another member as the Captain.
  3. A Team can be made private or public. Teams set to “private” must invite members to participate. Teams set to “public” are open to the public to join.
  4. There are five team size categories:
Small
Medium
Large
X-Large
Jumbo
Up to 10 riders 11–24 riders 25–49 riders 50–99 riders 100+ riders

WORKPLACES:

  1. The person to register a workplace is automatically assigned to be the workplace administrator. A workplace can have up to three administrators.
  2. An administrator can set their workplace to private or public. Workplaces set to “private” must invite employees to participate. Workplaces set to “public” are open to the public to join.
  3. When entering your workplace, make sure it is consistent with others at your workplace. Ex: Rider A enters that they work at “Kimberly-Clark,” and Rider B enters “Kimberly Clark.” They will not both be counted as rider for the same workplace. Take care that your workplace riders all enter the name of your office with the exact same spelling.
  4. Workplace administrators may add worksite locations to compete internally. All worksites will contribute to the overall Workplace’s point total.

SCHOOLS:

  1. The person to register a school is automatically assigned to be the school administrator.
  2. An administrator can set their school to private or public. Schools set to “private” must invite students/faculty/staff to participate. Schools set to “public” are open to the public to join.
  3. When entering your school, make sure it is consistent with others at your school. Ex: Rider A enters that they work at “University of Nebraska” and Rider B enters “UNL.” They will not both be counted as rider for the same school. Take care that your school riders all enter the name of your office with the exact same spelling.

HOW TO EARN POINTS

Challenge Points accumulate based on miles ridden, plus 20 Challenge points for each day that you ride at least 1 mile. Miles must be logged by the last day of each month they were ridden.

SCORING

1 miles = 1 Challenge point; earn 1 point for every mile you ride.

Earn 20 Challenge points for each day that you ride at least 1 mile.

EXAMPLE

A rider who commutes 10 miles round-trip would earn 30 points: 20 points for riding, plus 10 points for the 10 miles (1 miles = 1 point).

About The Author

Jamie Lynn Morgan

A woman on a bicycle, working 4 self, carnivore, coffee, murder mysteries, red wine, sci-fi, micro-brews, & purple. Let's all be car(e) free together! #idahobike

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