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THIS YEAR WE’VE RIDDEN…

23,392,035 MILES

48 round-trips to the moon

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17,500,000 (HALF WAY)

35,000,000

Our Accomplishments

787,508,088 calories burned

$3,123,903 dollars saved

5,142,000 pounds co2 saved

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9 minutes ago

Kazuhiro
Tominaga

4,325 miles

94 days

6,205

points

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Steven
Yen

1,285 miles

63 days

2,545

points

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Judy
Snyder

392 miles

13 days

652

points

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Kayoung
Sun

950 miles

68 days

2,310

points

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Michael
Kašpar

295 miles

45 days

1,195

points

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Zhou
Deju

125 miles

31 days

745

points

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Randy
Brumett

696 miles

78 days

2,256

points

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Wang
Fen

183 miles

28 days

743

points

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Joel
Davis

644 miles

56 days

1,764

points

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zhang
xuexi

736 miles

60 days

1,936

points

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Winnie
Lin

520 miles

64 days

1,800

points

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Julia
Fronz

544 miles

48 days

1,504

points

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karol
hapel

924 miles

75 days

2,424

points

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Dave
Bushey

476 miles

52 days

1,516

points

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mariko
ogino

2,104 miles

70 days

3,504

points

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tracy
guo

462 miles

78 days

2,022

points

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Andreas
Rombach

220 miles

20 days

620

points

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Rob
Waygood

85 miles

1 day

105

points

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Don
Morrison

1,785 miles

95 days

3,685

points

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Tyler
Wong

765 miles

77 days

2,305

points

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Elizabeth
Marriott

329 miles

61 days

1,549

points

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Sophie
Busont

243 miles

42 days

1,083

points

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Chris
Garrison

929 miles

69 days

2,309

points

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Gareth
Knowling

715 miles

27 days

1,255

points

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James
Howell

944 miles

45 days

1,844

points

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Peter
Smith

946 miles

57 days

2,086

points

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Ryan
Coddington

2,498 miles

68 days

3,858

points

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Ton
Rombouts

957 miles

84 days

2,637

points

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G. P.
Johnson

1,150 miles

64 days

2,430

points

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Andrew
Chapman - 3M UK

2,010 miles

79 days

3,590

points

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Dave
Nettleship

48 miles

10 days

248

points

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Chris
Ackerman

842 miles

96 days

2,762

points

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Bob
Ramos

421 miles

53 days

1,481

points

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Lenny
Naar

261 miles

29 days

841

points

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Joshua
Simeoni

1,122 miles

65 days

2,422

points

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Ian
thomson

2,787 miles

61 days

4,007

points

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Hayden
Beresford

398 miles

28 days

958

points

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Stefan
Spiekermann

309 miles

80 days

1,909

points

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Richard
Kirkland

1,492 miles

64 days

2,772

points

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Matt
Johnson

450 miles

32 days

1,090

points

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Thomas Eckland

I'm really getting grumpy at how poorly my miles from Endomondo don't upload! I love the competition, but hate how poorly this site works!! Please, improve the functionality of your site!

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Greg Nawrocki

How did I fall 1000 places on my pace line over the weekend? I guess a lot of people only sync at month-end

Krista Wilkinson

I thought the same thing! How do I find out how many miles I need to ride to stay in the top 10,000? The website only allows movement on the leaderboard 2 pages at a time. Frustrating!

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Jerry Bengtson

It is a conspiracy. All I want to do is ride up to Brainaird Lake high up in the mountains. I almost made it in the spring. But after crossing four snow drifts, one snow bank, and a fallen tree we were turned around by a solid sheet of snow as far as we could see only a mile from the lake. Now that the snow has melted I cannot get up there. Days I planned on riding circumstances prevented me from going. Days like today when I started up I was chased off the mountain by rain. I will get up to Brainard Lake. I know I will. But it was a beautiful ride under overcast skies up to Jamestown today. Perfect riding conditions except for the rain coming in that chased us off the mountain.

Mike Golembiewski

At least it was wet (this time), not white! You'll get up there...

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Scott Ussery

Interesting stuff: Aug Miles per rider- 4.84 WI; 5.0 NE July Miles per rider- 75.83 WI; 79.16 NE Challenge period Miles per rider- 222.15 WI; 285.25 NE GO HUSKER RIDERS!

Steve Brengosz

That just shows there is way more fun stuff to do than ride in WI than there is in NE during the summer. :)

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Christine Salvatore

Absolutely gorgeous ride in today! After last night's storms, I expected lots of branches and trash, but there was only a little. I averaged 11.1 miles my first mile, 10.1 overall. I felt like I had wings on my heels. The weekend was another story. Extremely windy and frustrating. I just went out for short rides, mostly in 2nd gear (out of 7). So far, I've ridden every day of the challenge. God willing, I'll continue to the end that way.

Sharad Bagri

Great going! Biked everyday, that's incredible!! Best of luck for rest of the days

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Javier F

Yesterday I rode 43.6 miles (21.8 each way) to and from work. Very tiring and my legs were hurting that "no pain, no gain" feeling. A milestone for me riding both ways on the same day!!!

Christine Salvatore

Amazing, Javier! I'd like to try a ride like that one day. My longest ever ride was about 27 miles. When I got home, I was ready to go again right then. About ten minutes later, I felt like I'd had a ton of bricks dropped on me...could barely move. It was a GREAT ride, though. Keep doing what you did, and one day you'll think that kind of ride is child's play!

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Donna Peer

Got some new tires, Gatarskins. Got my first ride on them yesterday. How often do you all change your tires? I got 2000 miles on my old set. Didn't want to wait until I started getting a flat everyday like lost time!

Brian Rutherford

I got about 2,000 on my last set before changing them as well.

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Fai Mok

Did the 2 Rivers Century double metric route today But I rode more than 124.4 miles. I think someone failed in math class as I rounded up with 135.34 miles. Normally, I would mind but I had a 15-20mph head wind for 40 straight miles as the route took me south. All the riders were getting a beat down including myself. At least we did get a partial cross tailwind making my trek back north Kankakee. Time to ice my calves.

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Richard Sleder

For a relaxing change of pace, I rode my cruiser to a classical music concert early this afternoon in Madison. The route took me through the backyard gardens on the near west side. There was a plethora of riders on the path, including many weekend warrior types riding out to the bucolic countryside. After the concert, I completed a loop through town along paths, lanes and quiet streets. I'm logging the miles as transportation miles because I'm using the bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation to a cultural event. Ride safely everyone and enjoy the summer ride!

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Carl Drexler

I'm going to bite a bullet and get a Garmin. I heard many good things, like mainly battery life, and then maybe I can take GPS off the phone to make the bill cheaper. Its that price of the Garmins though.. (not so good to me). My question is how will it sync? Automatically? or pluging it in to the computer? or phone?

Mark Rupp

Carl - When I use my Garmin Edge 500, I have to connect it to my computer and then import the workout into Endomondo. I just use the GPS on my phone for most short rides but use the Garmin for longer rides.

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Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

Congratulations to all of the July prize winners! I recognized two contributors to either Get Satisfaction or this message board: Peter Grasse from St Paul, and Nyla Greenberg from WI.

EM Matteson

YAY NYLA!

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EM Matteson

Hi all, commuter or fun miles yesterday? Rode over to an LBS to get another tube and then on to the UNL Dairy Store to have ice cream and buy more ice cream to put in the cooler in my backpack to take home. While the tube obviously falls in the errand category, the ice cream seems to fall in both categories. Well the important part is that the temps were in the 90s and the wind was 10-13 mph from the SW. So it was the right day for us to go for the ice cream. >>>>>@Richard S, continue to enjoy your posts and I'm glad you are enjoying your garden goodies as well as your ride >> @Robert K, kudos on making number 2, even if there are some quirks in the system, your status is something to be proud of. Two really is like #1 for us mere mortals. >>> Ride on & ride safe all!

Aala Pak Bench

If bike commuting/errands/erriding ain't fun, you might as well drive. R/R better, I take it? Ride safe and keep leaning gently into those windmills.

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Jaime Serrano

Just joined up today wish i knew about this sooner but got 2 months to log some Miles

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

When you have some time, you can manually log your rides all of the way back to May 1st. If you rode every day, you could enter them in 20-25 minutes.

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Elma Chapman

How is it possible to have 420 points on the first day of the month?

Austin Steenman

I'm guessing someone doesn't know how to enter miles in correctly, because they've never logged any miles before Friday. Then there's the fact they were updated 15 hours ago (it's 2:30am [don't judge me] Sunday currently) which would mean they logged before noon eastern time. Even if it was 34mph on a track that only went downhill that's basically riding from 12:01am until noon.

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Fanny hollingshead

I forgot to log some of my ride and I don know how to do in manually?

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

On the home page, click on Log Miles in red. Then toggle to the correct day. Enter your mileage in either the Sport (left) or Transport (right) side. Then click on Log Miles, just below. Then, toggle over to the next day. It may take up to 1/2 hour or more right at the end of the month for the ride(s) to get to all of the various pages.

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

90,000 Riders

Such an awesome start to August! Do you think we can make it to 100,000 by September 30?

Prizes

Happy August! Congratulations to the July prize winners and stay tuned for the updated prizes next week. Have a great weekend and happy riding!

update

Hi everyone! The issues with logging in/syncing have been worked out. Thanks so much for logging all of your miles and helping us get closer to 35 million! We appreciate your patience while sorting out these technical difficulties. Feel free to email nbc@peopleforbikes.org if you continue to see issues.

Logging in/logging miles

We apologize for the technical difficulties the site is experiencing. We are working to get them fixed as soon as possible. I will post an update when everything is working smoothly!

Challenge Halfway Point

We made it to the halfway point: 76.5 days down and 76.5 days to go! Plenty of time to log your rides and make it to the next prize level.

June Strava Jersey Winner

Congratulations to our first winner of the Strava jersey: Dale Lebar! Keep logging your miles with Strava for a chance to win the jersey at the end of the month.

Last Day to log your June Rides

Make sure to log/sync your rides from this month by 11:59 PM central time tonight. It's your last chance before the June prize winners are announced!

National Bike Challenge Jersey

The official National Bike Challenge jersey is in! Order yours today on the PeopleForBikes store: http://store.peopleforbikes.org/collections/apparel/products/2015-national-bike-challenge-jersey

New Strava Competition

Record your rides through Strava and be eligible to win a Strava jersey every month: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/log-your-national-bike-challenge-miles-with-strava-and-win

100 days to go in the Challenge

Make the most of the next 100 days. Keep up the awesome work and help us reach that 35 million mile goal!

First Day of Summer

Take advantage of the longest day of the year by getting out for a ride on this summer solstice. Ride, record and celebrate all summer with the National Bike Challenge!

State Leaderboard

The State Leaderboard point system has been changed back to points per 1,000 residents. We apologize for the multiple changes, but we are working hard to make the system as fair as possible. We hope this will be our last major change to the Challenge this year. As always, thanks for all of your input and feedback!

June Prizes

The prizes have been updated for June. This month, we are giving away a Raleigh Circa 1 bike! New prizes were also added for the silver prize level.

Website Update: Change Ride Description

You now have the ability to change the type (Recreation/Transportation) of ride for already logged/synced miles. Click on the red Log Miles button on the homepage and select the pencil icon (next to the calendar icons). This will bring you to your Ride Log where you can change the ride type.

Congratulations to the May prize winners!

Check out the Prizes & Winners page to see if you won. The prize page will be updated soon!

 

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