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APPLETON WI

9,453 miles/17 days

1

APPLETON, WI

9,453 miles/ 1089 riders

182.40

points/1000 residents

1

BOULDER CO

BOULDER, CO

5,335 miles/ 123 riders

85.13

points/1000 residents

2

LAKEWOOD OH

LAKEWOOD, OH

2,003 miles/ 158 riders

78.93

points/1000 residents

3

NORMAL IL

NORMAL, IL

1,989 miles/ 110 riders

73.92

points/1000 residents

4

OSHKOSH WI

OSHKOSH, WI

2,542 miles/ 273 riders

72.87

points/1000 residents

5

BLOOMINGTON IN

BLOOMINGTON, IN

4,897 miles/ 69 riders

65.21

points/1000 residents

6

FORT COLLINS CO

FORT COLLINS, CO

4,118 miles/ 520 riders

57.72

points/1000 residents

7

ALBANY GA

ALBANY, GA

3,035 miles/ 28 riders

48.03

points/1000 residents

8

SEBRING FL

SEBRING, FL

1,417 miles/ 7 riders

45.98

points/1000 residents

9

LA CROSSE WI

LA CROSSE, WI

1,135 miles/ 116 riders

44.90

points/1000 residents

10
LOGAN UT

LOGAN, UT

871 miles/ 212 riders

42.55

points/1000 residents

11
WAUSAU WI

WAUSAU, WI

1,299 miles/ 38 riders

41.83

points/1000 residents

12
EAU CLAIRE WI

EAU CLAIRE, WI

1,422 miles/ 120 riders

41.71

points/1000 residents

13
ANDERSON IN

ANDERSON, IN

1,717 miles/ 33 riders

41.06

points/1000 residents

14
BLOOMINGTON IL

BLOOMINGTON, IL

2,041 miles/ 144 riders

40.80

points/1000 residents

15
KOKOMO IN

KOKOMO, IN

1,232 miles/ 208 riders

37.25

points/1000 residents

16
CEDAR RAPIDS IA

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

2,181 miles/ 143 riders

36.38

points/1000 residents

17
SIOUX FALLS SD

SIOUX FALLS, SD

2,377 miles/ 75 riders

35.72

points/1000 residents

18
KLAMATH FALLS OR

KLAMATH FALLS, OR

674 miles/ 18 riders

35.66

points/1000 residents

19
KENNEWICK WA

KENNEWICK, WA

1,548 miles/ 78 riders

34.92

points/1000 residents

20

community POINTS RANKING

    • RANK
    • locale TYPE
    • Points per 1000 residents
    • rider count
    • 1

    • APPLETON, WI
    • 182.40
    • 1089 riders
    • 2

    • BOULDER, CO
    • 85.13
    • 123 riders
    • 3

    • LAKEWOOD, OH
    • 78.93
    • 158 riders
    • 4

    • NORMAL, IL
    • 73.92
    • 110 riders
    • 5

    • OSHKOSH, WI
    • 72.87
    • 273 riders
    • 6

    • BLOOMINGTON, IN
    • 65.21
    • 69 riders
    • 7

    • FORT COLLINS, CO
    • 57.72
    • 520 riders
    • 8

    • ALBANY, GA
    • 48.03
    • 28 riders
    • 9

    • SEBRING, FL
    • 45.98
    • 7 riders
    • 10

    • LA CROSSE, WI
    • 44.90
    • 116 riders

News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

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

20 million!

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

September - a great month for riding!

It is the first of September and we have already ridden more miles in the first four months of the 2014 Challenge than we did during the entire 2013 Challenge. Get out and enjoy the weather in your area and take time to make the most of the 30 days of September. Challenge yourself to finish strong!

Riding to a healthy heart

"To make a long story short, they found 80% to 90% blockage in two main arteries in my heart (one of which is called the “widow maker”) and I ended up getting 5 stents implanted in those arteries to open them up. Now I am completely healed and can ride and race as hard as I want to, and loving every minute of it. I recently completed a 20k time trial in the fastest time I have ever achieved. Since the symptoms I was having only occurred when I was riding my bike at something more than a casual pace, I believe if I had not been riding my bike and training for races, my symptoms would have gone undetected and the condition would have worsened to the point that I would have had a heart attack. So I credit my riding and training for possibly saving my life." Amazing story from Gregg: http://bit.ly/VTqtRC

Easy as 1, 2, 3...

From Bob in Minnesota: "Since September 2013 I have: Lost 30 pounds and 4" off of my waist. Reduced the amount of blood pressure medicine I take by 50%. Ridden 3,300+ miles on trails, roads, and trainer. Completed RAGBRAI XLII." http://bit.ly/VLmsym How's the Challenge impacting your health?

Pedaling through illness

Inspiring health story up on the League blog today from Jeremiah in Connecticut! http://bit.ly/1t7scPi "It was then I realized I had to get control of my own situation. The doctors were taking care of my wife, but it was up to me to take care of myself. It was up to me to be there for my family and it was up to me to be a positive role model for our children aged 10 and 2 at the time. That was the pivotal moment in my life and the moment I was truly ready to fight with my wife. At that very moment I changed my diet and got back on the bike that afternoon. The first ride was short, 11 miles, and I had to stop twice to catch my breath. In time, I lengthened my rides. I started commuting to work, 20 miles one way, and carpooling home."

 

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NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Richard Sleder

Below is a link to an update related to the mayor who has been indicted on two felony counts related to an alleged hit-and-run of a cyclist in MO. We've been following the story here. Prosecution has two witnesses that can corroborate plaintiff's testimony. A jury trial has been set to begin only on December 14. The wheels of justice are spinning albeit slowly in this case. http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2015/02/09/jury-trial-date-set-for-sunset-hills-mayor-to-face-felony-charges/

Gregg Warning

Really enjoying this beautiful weather here in the Badger state. 75, which is 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. But big changes are coming next week with lows dipping below freezing again.

Mark Brock

https://2wheels2health.wordpress.com/

Mark Brock

New posts on the blog.https://2wheels2health.wordpress.com/

Aala Pak Bench

Why did the barmaid champagne?......Nice try MG, but its still WZ stuck in my head......@Cindy, in case you're reading the comments, whenever I see an old mongoose hanging around along the bike path, golf course, or park, I think of you. Hope all's well and that we hear more from you come May.......@John T., Welcome. Multiple bikes, eh? We may share a disease--give them a hug for me.......Yesterday: Trek 950 to pick up bananas and greens at the veggie stand; xtracycle to just beat the bulky pickup truck to retrieve a pet gate spotted earlier; '83 Centurion Turbo for a quick run to Makapuu--came up on the Thursday gang on the way and spent some time catching up on geezer gossip; humpbacks breaching off Makapuu, tailwinds on the way back--fun ride......With my resident monster shedding on my lap, I bid you all a monster shedding day......because the stout porter bitter.

Richard Sleder

Yesterday evening I enjoyed a 30-miler around a scenic loop of country roads southwest of Madison. Temperatures were in the upper 60s and skies were mostly clear. A light pleasant breeze lingered in the fresh spring evening air. I rode west on Valley Road up and down rollers along the Ironman route into the pink setting sun and through freshly plowed farmland. Turning right onto Spring Rose Road off of Riverside, I started a winding descent and reached an exhilarating speed of over 40 mph as I tucked down into the drops, hugged my road bike and leaned into the road. Riding up Spring Rose toward the highway, my silhouette stretched out over the road and up embankments next to the road. The evening was calm and tranquil except for the occasional car spewing harmful exhaust as it recklessly raced down the road but on this day providing me the required three feet. Ride safely and enjoy the ride everyone.

John Terbovich

Thanks, Mark. That's what I'll do. This will also help simplify riding several different bikes and keeping an updated log as to my overall miles for the year.

Mark Brock

Welcome aboard John. The actual "Challenge" doesn't start until May 1 but sure add your miles on the day you road them so even if you joined today you can still add miles for the year.

John Terbovich

I'm new to the Challenge and I want to add my miles prior to joining. Not sure if that is acceptable and if others would think it was odd that I added 100+ miles for one day. Just curious...Any thoughts??

Michael Golembiewski

Gordie, click on your picture; that'll take you to your profile. At the left, click on the link for your workplace. On the page that pops up, scroll to the bottom and your riders should be there. At least it just worked for me...

Michael Golembiewski

With her permission, Cindy's (edited) email response to me. >>>> Good Morning Michael! So great to hear from you! I am having to move….so the last 4 weeks have been about staying up late and packing after working all day, cleaning and all those great things you have to do when you move. That being said, I have not been commuting. No time to breath. Ha ha. I have not checked any personal emails or been in touch with NBC. Although ironically I did check “the board” yesterday and scanned over all the posts. On the bike front, a small band of people have joined together and have formed a committee to have bike racks installed at businesses and government offices. And everyday there are more and more commuters around town. I really miss you all and everyone is in my thoughts every day. I wonder what is happening with all the adventures and people who participate in NBC. And of course I really miss riding. Thank you so so much for checking on me. I do feel missed! All my best and BFF hug to you and all! I plan to be back to my normal life here in a week or so and definitely by May 1! This moving process is almost over. >>> Additionally, she's had additional job responsibilities placed on her, and now that tourist season is ramping up, along with growth of the Town, she's been crazy busy at work.

Gordie Bennett

I am having difficulty viewing a list of my team's members. Can anyone provide me with pointers, please?

Mark Brock

That is great @MG. Send her our love and well wishes.

Michael Golembiewski

I just heard back from Cindy. Forces in her life, both personal and professional, have taken over most of her free time for the past few weeks, and for the next couple of weeks. She is well, but unfortunately not commuting by bike. Doesn't even have time to check-in on us here, but she sends her best wishes to all.

Michael Golembiewski

Lets see, @Aala likes Pina Colada's; I know he gets caught in the rain; Not sure about health food; is he into champagne?

 

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