The National Bike Challenge runs from May 1 through September 30, and the goals is simple: ride your bike as much as you can!
Participating in the Challenge is free, and it’s easy. Just ride your bike and log your miles at NationalBikeChallenge.org. If you already log your miles using smartphone apps or online sites such as Strava, Endomondo, or MapMyRide, you can make participating the National Bike Challenge automatic — just follow the prompts on NationalBikeChallenge.org to connect to your site of choice.
The National Bike Challenge is a friendly competition, based on the number of “points” you accumulate. The formula for calculating points in the Challenge is really simple: it’s 20 points for each day you ride at least 1 mile, plus 1 point for each mile.
Competing in the National Bike Challenge is fun, and free, and you also have a chance to win some great prizes, which are awarded randomly each month to participating riders. The more you ride, the better your chances to win.
But more importantly, the Challenge encourages you to make bicycling a regular habit, and everyday part of your life. People who ride bikes are typically healthier and happier than those who do not, and are in general just awesome folk, so why not ride?
Last year, 114 Allen County bicyclists logged over 28,000 miles. Let’s see if we can’t beat that total in 2016!
Want to see who’s already riding? Check out the Bike Allen County Challenge Page