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THIS YEAR WE’VE RIDDEN…

1,291,217 MILES

2 round-trips to the moon

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17,500,000 (HALF WAY)

35,000,000

43,469,660 calories burned

$224,269 dollars saved

369,151 pounds co2 saved

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20 minutes ago

Jim
Jorgensen

226 miles

18 days

586

points

36 minutes ago

Mark
Johnson

733 miles

69 days

2,113

points

46 minutes ago

James
Reynolds

207 miles

19 days

587

points

47 minutes ago

Jerry
Lewis

139 miles

8 days

299

points

49 minutes ago

Robert
Tencate

267 miles

47 days

1,207

points

50 minutes ago

Kioshi
Kunihiro

26 miles

2 days

66

points

51 minutes ago

Tina
Barton

182 miles

18 days

542

points

51 minutes ago

Janine
Copple

1,613 miles

66 days

2,933

points

52 minutes ago

Frans
Hansen

556 miles

24 days

1,036

points

55 minutes ago

Matt
Harmon

298 miles

23 days

758

points

56 minutes ago

Mike
Yan

284 miles

49 days

1,264

points

56 minutes ago

Roberto
Maxwell

597 miles

33 days

1,257

points

1 hour ago

David
Hill

341 miles

45 days

1,241

points

1 hour ago

Jennifer
Trout

11 miles

2 days

51

points

1 hour ago

Andrew
McDermott

960 miles

32 days

1,600

points

1 hour ago

Andreas
Gros

77 miles

16 days

397

points

1 hour ago

Randy
Dull

751 miles

78 days

2,311

points

1 hour ago

Mike
James

92 miles

9 days

272

points

1 hour ago

Tim
Montgomery

278 miles

38 days

1,038

points

1 hour ago

Ingrid
Kirst

40 miles

8 days

200

points

1 hour ago

Robert
Paulick

115 miles

8 days

275

points

1 hour ago

Jessica
Casey

485 miles

45 days

1,385

points

1 hour ago

Carl
Drexler

371 miles

43 days

1,231

points

1 hour ago

Paul
Alexander

1,168 miles

31 days

1,788

points

1 hour ago

Michael C.
Hernandez

62 miles

10 days

262

points

1 hour ago

Edson
Cardoso

68 miles

3 days

128

points

1 hour ago

Patrick
Ellis

725 miles

47 days

1,665

points

1 hour ago

J
Richter

239 miles

24 days

719

points

1 hour ago

ANDREW
HECKL

759 miles

63 days

2,019

points

1 hour ago

Molly
Gutilla

164 miles

23 days

624

points

1 hour ago

Matthew
Smith

568 miles

54 days

1,648

points

1 hour ago

Matt
Young

1,011 miles

74 days

2,491

points

1 hour ago

Paul
Smith

30 miles

5 days

130

points

1 hour ago

Keith
Schram

27 miles

4 days

107

points

1 hour ago

D
Brashear

177 miles

32 days

817

points

1 hour ago

Linda
Schaack

8 miles

1 day

28

points

1 hour ago

Dennis
Winge

1,965 miles

83 days

3,625

points

1 hour ago

Sharon
Thompson

249 miles

12 days

489

points

1 hour ago

Jim
Evans

223 miles

62 days

1,463

points

1 hour ago

Maja
Perez

438 miles

54 days

1,518

points

News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

How-to Videos Removed

The How-to videos have been removed from the site. Please feel free to email any questions you have to nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org or post on the National Bike Challenge Get Satisfaction page https://getsatisfaction.com/nationalbikechallenge and we'd be happy to help!

Recap of the Local Challenge Webinar

If you missed the Local Challenge webinar or just want a quick rundown of what was discussed, check out the recap here: http://www.bikewalkalliance.org/blog/577-host-a-local-challenge-and-lets-ride-35-million-miles-this-summer-heres-how And make sure to visit the Advocacy Guide page to apply to host a Local Challenge this year. The link to the application is now up!

PeopleForBikes to Partner on 2015 Challenge

Hello riders! You probably already noticed the site looking a little different today. For the 2015 Challenge, PeopleForBikes is partnering with Kimberly-Clark to grow the National Bike Challenge. We supported the Challenge back in 2012 and feel honored to be involved again this year. In the coming months, we'll be working on a number of improvements to the site. However, all the things you love about the Challenge should remain the same, such as the format and the local hosts. If you have any questions or comments, we welcome you to email us at nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org. Read more about the 2015 Challenge here: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/kimberly-clark-and-peopleforbikes-to-partner-on-2015-national-bike-challeng Happy riding, The PeopleForBikes Team

Happy 2015 from the national bike challenge

We wish all of you a happy and healthy 2015. Only four more months until we officially begin the 2015 Challenge on May 1. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer.

Wisconsin Celebrates 2014 Challenge Victory by presenting award to State DOT Sec. Gottlieb

The National Bike Challenge is a great tool to demonstrate the benefits of biking and encourage decision makers at the local, state and national levels. http://wisconsinbikefed.org/2014/12/22/bike-challenge-award-presented-to-dot-sec-gottlieb/

The National Bike Challenge helps companies, large and small!

http://www.hdrinc.com/about-hdr/news-and-events/news-releases/2014-10-10-hdr-earns-first-place-for-large-workplaces-in-nat

The National Bike Challenge is a Catalyst for Change

http://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/2014/11/03/one-workplace-made-strides-bicycle-friendly/18429557/

Loveland man meets success in National Bike Challenge

Fun story about fellow NBC rider from Colorado http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles/recreation/ci_26824677/loveland-man-meets-success-national-bike-challenge

Post-Challenge miles

The National Bike Challenge website will continue to collect miles and perform as it did throughout the five months of the event. You can still plug into your national and local community of cyclists and track your miles on the site. We're out of prizes but the personal motivation continues!

congratulations!

We did it! Together we pedaled over 23 million miles and involved 47,000 people on bikes! Congratulations to all of you for a spectacular 2014 National Bike Challenge. Click here to read the wrap-up and see the award winners: http://bikeleague.org/content/challenge-470000-riders-23m-miles

Last day to log your September miles for prizes

Get your miles logged to be eligible for September prizes. Your last chance is tomorrow at Midnight Central Time.

First Day of Autumn is tomorrrow

How many miles will you be logging?

Endomondo Sync

Sorry that some of you continue to have problems syncing with Endomondo. Please join the conversation in GetSatisfaction if you would like more information. We are working to resolve the issue and I encourage you to log miles manually until it is resolved. https://getsatisfaction.com/nationalbikechallenge

20 million!

We did it! We've hit 20 million miles! How long till we hit 30?!

Platinum/Diamond Level Prize for September

We're ending the Challenge with a bang. This month we'll be selecting one Platinum/Diamond rider to win a 4 Day North American Ride Camp Trip from Trek Travel. Don't be left out of the drawing! Ride and Log!

 

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NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Mark Brock

Chocolate Cake Fog this morning...thick and moist...slowed me compared to the record setting ride on Friday. No new details on the owner's wreck, not even in the paper. Posted new stuff on the blog. Ride safe all. https://2wheels2health.wordpress.com/

Rob BUGATCHI

There's an amusing article/interview in Bicycle (3/26) with cultural critic Fran Lebowitz, she told the interviewer that riding a bike will ruin any fashion choice. Her thoughts on men in shorts, "There are few things I would rather see less, to tell you the truth,” she tells the interviewer. "I'd just as soon see someone coming toward me with a hand grenade." I appreciate the thoughts from the author though, "To be fair, cyclists could often stand to take themselves less seriously, especially about their shorts… and their tan lines." I'm going to subscribe to the digital edition of Bicycle, it's an interesting/informative publication, I really enjoy it. Ride safe and enjoy the garb of your choice, with style of course. http://www.bicycling.com/

Rob Gusky

Enjoying spring break in Hilton Head Island. What a great place for biking!

EM Matteson

Hi all, out for a ride with the GPBC today. Rode to the ride start at the zoo and then out on HWY 2 and over on 43 to Eagle and back towards Lincoln on 34 and through Walton coming into 84th on east A street then home via zigging and zagging. Cranked a little extra so I could make it a nice round 50 miles for the day. Thanks GPBC, you guys are fun to ride with! >>@Mark H, way to keep riding all winter. >>Ride on all & ride safe

Mark Heslep

Hey, everyone! I hope you all made it through the winter unscathed. I rode all winter whenever the roads were clear and dry. I still haven't driven a car since last April and am sixty-three miles from four thousand. I hoped to have five thousand by April 30th but that will be hard to reach with working. I teach and have the summer off so the miles will roll by quickly then. Keep pedaling and stay safe. I ride a lot at night and invested in a reflective vest like road construction crews wear. It isn't a fashion statement but I also wear it in the daytime and can see in my mirror that motorists are getting over to clear me a lot sooner.

Aala Pak Bench

@Pastry Man, Guess you're not buying/leasing that property, even though it's across the street from a dunkin' donuts.

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

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.624228,-72.975159,3a,15y,357.3h,87.28t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1siJfQOBMsQRsqe2nUHqDDaA!2e0

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

What's up with Rutland Vermont? No bikes on the road. https://www.google.com/maps/@43.624228,-72.975159,3a,15y,357.3h,87.28t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1siJfQOBMsQRsqe2nUHqDDaA!2e0

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

Caution on the flushable wipes. http://7online.com/archive/9383310/ Google for lots of choices of story. This is just one. Ride Captain Ride.

EM Matteson

Hi all, just a quick trip to the PO today. Started out okay but then realized I forgot the cash so I had to double back and start again. Zeroed the meter so I could discover that the closest full post office (not counting the one in the grocery store) is about 4.5 miles away from our house. But its all good because its mostly trail. The Easter bunny was sending packages. When I rode back tiny little flurries of sharp white stuff (sleet) was falling from the sky. >>@Rob, what a great Hero of the Week. And just when I was hearing a report on NPR about how kids do better when they spend more time outside. >>@Mark, hope the cold is gone soon and that your company owner will recover quickly. >>> Ride on all and save a naner for me....

Aala Pak Bench

We celebrated Kuhio Day yesterday. I would be remiss not to point out that the prince was among many other things, a cyclist: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Rambler_Bicycle_Team_and_Prince_Kuhio_of_Hawaii.jpg

Michael Golembiewski

@RE, I thought you were a heat-lover? You should be in your glory now! And no eastern PA humidity! >>>> No miles today or tomorrow, moving Patti's very elderly mother this weekend. Not riding, but still earning those extra 'naners. Keep it safe, all!

Robert Erbeau

36 miles today in 80's temps. Be careful what you wish for... 1st 1000 mile month.

Mark Brock

Just found out...one of the owners of my company was struck and injured while cycling last night on Telephone Road in Ventura. He has short term memory loss from a concussion. No other details provided but will pass along as I find out. He just commented on my ultra bright orange shirt the other day and told me what an inspiration I was.

Mark Brock

Had to come to work sick with a cold as another associate had to be out of the office. Riding in I set three new personal bests on Strava in the first 7 miles. Actually did not start sneezing or have a runny nose until I got to work and it is colder in here than outside. I felt better when I was on my bike. You would think the opposite. Everyone have a great weekend and ride safe.

 

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