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THIS YEAR WE’VE RIDDEN…

392,543 MILES

1 trip to the moon

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17,500,000 (HALF WAY)

35,000,000

13,215,224 calories burned

$46,525 dollars saved

76,580 pounds co2 saved

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30 minutes ago

Dennis
Helfers Jr

10 miles

1 day

30

points

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Steve
Wagner

23 miles

1 day

43

points

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Michael
Belock

15 miles

1 day

35

points

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Paul
Berg

17 miles

2 days

57

points

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Shawna
Kramer

43 miles

1 day

63

points

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PETE
AMOROSI

27 miles

1 day

47

points

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Marc
Plainguet

6 miles

1 day

26

points

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Brandon
Redmond

16 miles

2 days

56

points

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Shawn
Kline

1 mile

1 day

21

points

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Steve
Flottmeyer

3 miles

2 days

43

points

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Karen
Goth

17 miles

2 days

57

points

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Noah
E.

24 miles

2 days

64

points

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Lloyd
Davis

90 miles

2 days

130

points

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Tom
Kratt

16 miles

2 days

56

points

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Bev
Frizell

18 miles

2 days

58

points

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Chuck
Bruch

31 miles

3 days

91

points

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Laura
Felton

5 miles

1 day

25

points

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Bethanie
Johnson

84 miles

3 days

144

points

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maria
jurado

35 miles

1 day

55

points

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Lisa
Kratt

11 miles

2 days

51

points

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Richard
Kuenstler

25 miles

1 day

45

points

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Jim
Paige

132 miles

2 days

172

points

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Stephen
Webster

18 miles

2 days

58

points

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LUIS
DEVEYRA

120 miles

3 days

180

points

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Karen
Becker

5 miles

1 day

25

points

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Theresa
Gerten

2 miles

1 day

22

points

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Spenser
Evans

25 miles

3 days

85

points

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Randall
Smith

43 miles

2 days

83

points

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Edna
Choffin

51 miles

2 days

91

points

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Krista Wilkinson

Today was the 5 Boro tour in NYC. Logged 51 miles from hotel door to hotel door. Amazing ride that everyone should do at least once!

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Tory Castilo

Great ride today with the play tri group in Plano, Texas!

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Harold Phillips

It has been beautiful weather since the challenge started. I have been out every day so far. I have seen a few make comments about how few miles they have gone, it is not the amount of miles that you go. Hang in there and enjoy the beauty that God has given us. I know I feel better after a ride no matter how short it is. Good Luck to all in this challenge and may you all be kept safe on your journeys.

Lauren Leone-Cross

You're right! It's about getting outside, and on a bike! And challenging yourself, versus comparing yourself to others much further along! Great advice. :)

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Coy Michaels

Summer is here in Ohio, Finally! I'm planning on wearing out a couple of sets of tires this season. I have around 5000 miles on my Felt F5C. Hopefully I'll finish this season strong and move up in the points ranking. Each year I make it a goal to ride every day of the Tour de France, at least some miles. Not mile-to-mile with those pros! Most often I have to drop a few days because of saddle sores or some other injuries. Lets see what happens this July. Any challengers?

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Gerry Oligmueller

Volunteer rode the Lincoln NE marathon with 14000 runners--great way for cyclists to support another life long sport!

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Astrid Lague

Had a beautiful 12 1/2 mile bike ride... and then got a hole in my tire and had to be rescued by my husband and his truck! Hoping that I can get the tire replaced right away, and then get back pedaling!

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Carl Robie

Almost let the day get away but willed myself out there for a short 6 miles. Glad I did. So far, I've ridden every day of this year's challenge. Big deal, right?

Jonathan "Idaho Sluggard" Gradin

Since every day you miss riding costs you 20 miles worth of points, it is a pretty big deal—especially if you have competitive tendencies! (Being car-free, I ride every day I can; it's amazing how the points and miles add up.)

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Tyler Kahler

Today was one of my first few days actually riding a bike for some distance. I had heard my company was involved with the national bike challenge and decided I would give it a go. Well since I didn't have a bike and im still young and broke, lol, I found a mountain bike for practically nothing and started driving most of the way to work and biking the last 3-5 miles. I must say I greatly underestimated biking and I really do enjoy getting out. I also must say that I have got to get a different bike, mine isn't at all in shape for what im going to put it through. Could someone possibly point me in the direction of how to get a road bike for very minimal cost?

Eric Murray

I think if you want a road bike for minimal cost, you'll need to go used. If you don't know bikes very well, you should probably go to a bike store (although "very minimal cost" becomes problematic at that point). If you do know bikes, something like Craigslist is an option (I'm riding a 35-year-old Craigslist bike), although I'd still have a bike shop check it out.

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chris ramirez

Had fun at the TD five boro bike tour. 63 miles total. Feels good

Bill Camarda

Awesome day out there today, awesome crowd, awesome event, I just love to see bikes take over all those major NYC highways and bridges...

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Aala Pak Bench

If you're just in it for the miles, you might as well just type 'em in, 'cause you're missing most of the fun.......Bit of erriding yesterday morning followed by a day of 'erding cats, er 6th graders, er budding and talented musicians out to Ewa for the Parade of Bands (6 hours of buses, instrument hauling, restroom breaks, waiting around, for a 4 minute performance--totally worth it, because there are some things more important than the bike). Then after dinner, a bit of night erriding to forage for food to satisfy the ravenous beast, er hungry cat, er picky kitty. So today I shall name my bike Rocinante and ride off seeking adventure, wrongs to be righted, Wongs to be Whitehead, windmills to be tilted, (allusions to be stilted), damsels in distress, my dammed cells to destress.......Somebody REALLY likes strava......No mind me, Brian R., you cool!

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Mark Heslep

I finally got my son to join the Challenge! Our team can use his points, lol!

Mike Crouch

@ Mark, that is awesome! I was getting my 9 old son signed up and he had bad wreck on bike (loose dirt on road) broke his forearm. He will be joining in 3 weeks!! Awesome father son time!!

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoHjQs6C4UY

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

.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoHjQs6C4UY Today's bicycle song. en France

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bert ramirez

Hi Everyone , enjoy your rides today , wherever you are , it's such a nice day here in on Long Island , NY that I will take the day off from riding to rest a little and spend it with the Grandchildren , or maybe go shopping for one of those trailers to hook up to the bike so I can take them for a ride , problem is I'd have to get 2 or put them in tandem behind , since there are two pairs of twins about a year apart . Enjoy your day and pedal on

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Donna Peer

Excited for my second year in the challenge! Not that I wouldn't ride anyway! I enjoy having others to talk to about riding! I work 12 hour night shifts, so I sometimes have to cut my sleep short to ride. Lol! I'm really excited, I just ordered a single speed road bike to comute to work on! So now I have 4 bicycles! Lol Never get rid of one, you never know, if you'll need a backup or a bicycle for company!

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

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

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

 

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