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81,263

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THIS YEAR WE’VE RIDDEN…

5,033,690 MILES

10 round-trips to the moon

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17,500,000 (HALF WAY)

35,000,000

169,462,461 calories burned

$769,820 dollars saved

1,267,137 pounds co2 saved

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13 minutes ago

GUY
Bierman

204 miles

16 days

524

points

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Austin
Wilcox

130 miles

1 day

150

points

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David
Ponivas

408 miles

23 days

868

points

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Larry
Baumbach

426 miles

27 days

966

points

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Lisa
McGuire

63 miles

7 days

203

points

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sara
santoro

135 miles

14 days

415

points

15 minutes ago

Iris
Winter

91 miles

19 days

471

points

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Maureen
LeBoeuf

237 miles

27 days

777

points

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Gina
Kovanda

203 miles

16 days

523

points

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Jon-Philip
Filippello

4 miles

2 days

44

points

17 minutes ago

Laurie
Hurowitz Swick

176 miles

10 days

376

points

17 minutes ago

Tomasz
Markowski

19 miles

4 days

99

points

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Vincent
Fuh

413 miles

22 days

853

points

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Victor
Velten

168 miles

16 days

488

points

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Aaron
Schmitz

21 miles

3 days

81

points

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Randy
Brumett

198 miles

25 days

698

points

19 minutes ago

Milos
Kormunda

220 miles

25 days

720

points

19 minutes ago

Bill
Roberts

504 miles

13 days

764

points

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Sharon
White

304 miles

12 days

544

points

21 minutes ago

Cathy
Trebs

161 miles

2 days

201

points

21 minutes ago

Dave
Wolfe

873 miles

27 days

1,413

points

22 minutes ago

Scott
Dahlquist

213 miles

10 days

413

points

22 minutes ago

Frank
Sincaglia

273 miles

19 days

653

points

22 minutes ago

Lisa
Hallberg

269 miles

24 days

749

points

23 minutes ago

Jackie
Stone

137 miles

4 days

217

points

23 minutes ago

Beth
Miller

468 miles

12 days

708

points

23 minutes ago

Kay
Weigman

36 miles

2 days

76

points

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Lyle
Lamers

277 miles

18 days

637

points

23 minutes ago

J
W

83 miles

27 days

623

points

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William
Lindsley

549 miles

25 days

1,049

points

23 minutes ago

David
"BillyThe Fish" Powling

184 miles

19 days

564

points

24 minutes ago

Carolyn
Fairless

278 miles

8 days

438

points

24 minutes ago

Gregory
Mogavero

238 miles

24 days

718

points

24 minutes ago

Kat
Gregor

257 miles

20 days

657

points

25 minutes ago

Jamie
Wilson

1,101 miles

26 days

1,621

points

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bryan
ureel

68 miles

1 day

88

points

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HELENE
NEWBERG

301 miles

17 days

641

points

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Virginia
Munro

259 miles

16 days

579

points

25 minutes ago

Cindy
Lamers

451 miles

20 days

851

points

26 minutes ago

Pete
May

479 miles

13 days

739

points

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Noel Keller

I agree with Dan Benshoff that the web sit is awful. When I tried to enter recreation & transportation miles for the same day, it screwed up the mileage and I have not been able to correct. Noel Keller twirlymaker@gmail.com or 714 292-0913

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Amy Wise

Woo Hoo! Just earned Gold status with a very wet ride last night with the guys. The last mile I started to hear rumblings of thunder. We cut that one close, but got a good fast ride in. I am excited because I pr'd on one of my strava segments and topped my own QOM. This was after I got dropped from the group for a mile or so and then caught back up at a rest stop. Now that's some fun riding there!

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J Hugh wants NL, BE, AU and NZ pastry Strickland

This is such fun. So human. Amazingly revelatory

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Dan Benshoff

Your website is awful. I have no idea what to do with it or how to use it. Can't even find any of my ride information. What is the point?

Tom McColl

They point is this is a free, fun motivational Challenge which provides a vehicle for people to get off there duffs and on their bikes. And it works. Enrollment this year has been fantastic, over 80,000 already. You can see your miles by clicking on any day in the calendar. In fact, I can see your rides, you're doing great. Happy cycling.

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Dan Benshoff

Your website is awful. I have no idea what to do with it or how to use it. Can't even find any of my ride information. What is the point?

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Lynne Kaska

Having trouble getting mileage in in Texas due to daily rainfall! I need sunshine!

Christine Salvatore

Stay safe, Lynne! And don't worry: the sun will return with a vengeance soon enough!

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Sherry Hughes-Jones

I'm pushing hard, no matter how much my tail bone hurts. LOL

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Rob BUGATCHI

I believe we had the option of filling out a questionnaire (suggestions & improvements) regarding last years NBC. Perhaps we should just embrace the NBC model for this season/year, some of these major ideas/changes can't be immediately done with the wave of a magic formatting wand. Ride safe & have fun.

John Hryniewicz

One has to ask oneself, "What do people want for nothing, their money back?"

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Cindy Nelson

Yeah Christine! You go girl....

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Sue J Hewitt

Thank you PfB for addressing concerns about workplace scoring. I have one suggestion that would help those of us who use the workplace leaderboards to motivate our employees to ride based on some friendly competition with other workplaces in our community and or state. Please, please add the number of employees to each business page. This would be similar to how you display # of citizens (or residents) on the community pages. That way, if we want to set up our own spreadsheets, we would have at least some idea of how we are doing once you apply that formula you dropped for the boards but not for the prizes (points/#employees x 1,000) that will determine your national winners. Also - it will give us, at the local, level a little more information and the flexibility to have a workplace size adjuster for the denominator if we wish to. Thank you Meghan and People for Bikes!

Meghan McCloskey

Hi Sue, thanks for the suggestion! I appreciate your input and will take it into consideration. Happy riding!

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Christine Salvatore

81 points to Gold! Can I do it by the end of the month??

EM Matteson

Just ride every day and you will make it!

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David Hinrichs

Bearskin Trail in northern Wisconsin Sat and Sun. Looking forward to a little solitude with nature.

Richard Sleder

Ah the sojourn to the north woods. Enjoy it. I hope you get good weather.

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Cindy Nelson

@Mike, no I haven't! How cool is that? I wish I knew what time they would be coming through. My Town Hall is along the route they will most likely be taking. This route goes all the way to Shallotte. Will have to try to keep an eye out and wave them on! Thanks for the tip.

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Mike Golembiewski

Priests on bikes (Cindy, did you see these guys???) http://tinyurl.com/nczbm35

Christine Salvatore

How nice to see priests being shown in a positive light! Thanks, Mike!

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Rob Gusky

Wisconsin's Complete Streets law is about to be repealed. The vote on Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to eliminate the state’s Complete Streets policy may happen this week. Calling all Badger NBC riders, please read this link and share this analysis with the members of the Joint Finance Committee. http://wisconsinbikefed.org/2015/05/26/cost-of-complete-streets-006/

EM Matteson

Wow that is terrible. Good luck opposing that!

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

Leaderboard Update

Due to multiple requests from participants, we made the decision to change the points system for all group categories (excluding Local Challenges) in the National Bike Challenge. The group points will now be the total number of points for all associated riders. The previous point system (points per 1,000 members) disproportionately favored groups with the least amount of members and created skewed leaderboard standings. At the end of the Challenge, we will be awarding the top group for each category based on the leaderboards. Although it will not be reflected on the leaderboards, we will also be awarding the top groups based on the previous point system of points per 1,000 members. We hope this new point system better reflects the participation of all groups in the Challenge.

Bike to Work Day

Happy Bike to Work Day! By the looks of the Rider Updates, a lot of you have taken the opportunity to celebrate by skipping the car and jumping on your bike to get to work. Keep sharing your stories!

75,000 participants

We've already reached our goal of 75,000 participants! This is such an amazing start to the Challenge—let's keep this momentum going! And make sure to keep an eye out for our new rider goal.

Bike to work week

Bike to work week starts next week! Does your office have any cool giveaways or fun competitions planned? Let us know: nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org

Happy Bike to School Day

We love any excuse to get out and ride. We are off to an awesome start to the Challenge--keep up the great work!

Clarification: Endomondo Sync Issues

To clarify the previous news update regarding Endomondo: we will not be removing Endomondo from the site. You may have to manually log some of your rides until Endomondo works out the issues. As always, you are welcome to send any questions to nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org and we will be happy to work out any problems you are experiencing!

Endomondo Sync Issues

Some participants are experiencing syncing issues with Endomondo that cannot be fixed by our web team. These issues are related to rides being logged correctly through the Endomondo site. We encourage you to consider using Strava as your primary app to avoid any of these issues now and in the future.

Happy National Small Business Week

Check out these four small businesses that are making it big in the Challenge: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/think-small-the-national-bike-challenge-and-small-business-week

The National Bike Challenge Starts Tomorrow

Get ready, Challengers! The National Bike Challenge kicks off tomorrow. The mileage will be reset to 0 for all participants and will start counting toward the Challenge period. Good luck to everyone, and happy riding!

Updated Marketing Tools

The Poster and Postcard have been updated for the start of the Challenge! We also made some additional changes to the Poster to make it easier for you to co-brand with your team name or logo.

Challenge Prizes

The prizes for the first month of the Challenge are up! We are one week away from the start date. Let the countdown begin!

Updated policy for pedal-assisted electric bicycles

Miles pedaled on a trainer, stationary bike, or throttle-assisted electric bicycle are not eligible to be logged in the National Bike Challenge. Miles traveled on a pedal-assisted electric bicycle (devices that provide assistance only when the bicyclist is pedaling) may be recorded in the National Bike Challenge. We recognize that pedal-assisted electric bicycles open the world of bicycling to people who may not be able to ride a traditional bicycle due to fitness, age, or disability. They can also provide a gateway to the use of traditional bicycles. These devices are consistent with the primary objective of the National Bike Challenge, which are to encourage bicycling and promote the health, economic, and environmental benefits that accompany the use of bicycles for recreation and transportation.

Shed the monster with the NBC

We hope the National Bike Challenge helps you shed your monster. Check out the video here: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/pages/shed-the-monster

The National Bike Challenge: Why I Log

The National Bike Challenge coordinator tells us how the Challenge inspired her to ride more: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/the-national-bike-challenge-why-i-log

PeopleForBikes Welcomes you to the 2015 Challenge

We would like to officially welcome you to the 2015 National Bike Challenge! The website has undergone some major improvements and we will continue to make it even better over the next few months. Get excited for May1! http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/start-warming-up-for-the-national-bike-challenge

 

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