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APPLETON WI

75,363 miles/27 days

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APPLETON, WI

75,363 miles/ 1579 riders

159,522.75

points

1

GAINESVILLE FL

GAINESVILLE, FL

78,185 miles/ 505 riders

129,624.64

points

2

FORT COLLINS CO

FORT COLLINS, CO

44,458 miles/ 954 riders

103,538.29

points

3

OSHKOSH WI

OSHKOSH, WI

24,911 miles/ 701 riders

52,711.32

points

4

FRISCO TX

FRISCO, TX

27,734 miles/ 161 riders

44,873.76

points

5

BOULDER CO

BOULDER, CO

22,253 miles/ 264 riders

42,053.09

points

6

SANTA BARBARA CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA

21,248 miles/ 421 riders

41,648.44

points

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PUEBLO CO

PUEBLO, CO

17,425 miles/ 325 riders

35,104.69

points

8

REDDING CA

REDDING, CA

17,578 miles/ 537 riders

33,478.45

points

9

CHICO CA

CHICO, CA

12,353 miles/ 422 riders

28,373.15

points

10
KOKOMO IN

KOKOMO, IN

15,498 miles/ 230 riders

28,057.93

points

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NORMAL IL

NORMAL, IL

13,957 miles/ 140 riders

27,216.97

points

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GREEN BAY WI

GREEN BAY, WI

14,186 miles/ 275 riders

26,686.26

points

13
TOPEKA KS

TOPEKA, KS

14,072 miles/ 118 riders

26,591.51

points

14
SIOUX FALLS SD

SIOUX FALLS, SD

12,903 miles/ 227 riders

25,243.41

points

15
MCKINNEY TX

MCKINNEY, TX

14,943 miles/ 77 riders

24,622.95

points

16
BLOOMINGTON IL

BLOOMINGTON, IL

12,359 miles/ 187 riders

24,419.19

points

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LAKEWOOD OH

LAKEWOOD, OH

11,657 miles/ 208 riders

23,757.01

points

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CARMEL IN

CARMEL, IN

13,451 miles/ 139 riders

22,851.36

points

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ALLEN TX

ALLEN, TX

13,965 miles/ 81 riders

22,404.69

points

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community POINTS RANKING

    • RANK
    • locale TYPE
    • Points
    • rider count
    • 1

    • APPLETON, WI
    • 159,522.75
    • 1579 riders
    • 2

    • GAINESVILLE, FL
    • 129,624.64
    • 505 riders
    • 3

    • FORT COLLINS, CO
    • 103,538.29
    • 954 riders
    • 4

    • OSHKOSH, WI
    • 52,711.32
    • 701 riders
    • 5

    • FRISCO, TX
    • 44,873.76
    • 161 riders
    • 6

    • BOULDER, CO
    • 42,053.09
    • 264 riders
    • 7

    • SANTA BARBARA, CA
    • 41,648.44
    • 421 riders
    • 8

    • PUEBLO, CO
    • 35,104.69
    • 325 riders
    • 9

    • REDDING, CA
    • 33,478.45
    • 537 riders
    • 10

    • CHICO, CA
    • 28,373.15
    • 422 riders

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Tero Karikukko

Pedal adapters. Anybody try these? I ordered the wrong pedals, sizewise. But they seemed like just the right product. Now I would need to invest 12-18 dollars to get these type of adapters. Or I could just send the pedals back.

Tero Karikukko

the product is here http://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike-parts/pedal-adapter---convert-9-16-to-1-2.html

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Michael Sestak

OOOOH, my paceline is all faces today. Hi everyone.

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Cindy Nelson

This morning was a cool damp 70 degrees. My commute was full of things: egrets, championing breakfast from the lake, gators lazily floating in the lake, several species of mushrooms pushing up through the damp ground, people walking, people walking their dogs, people walking with or without walkers and or walking their dogs with or without walkers...whew busy route this morning! Living My Dash. It's what you do in life, not what you don't do. Ride on with Peace!

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EM Matteson

Hi all, thought I'd circle around the North side of town today since I hadn't done that for a while. Nice temps in the 70s this morning. At one point we had bikes coming from three different directions converging on to a single point. Traffic jam! Who knew? Great to see so many other riders out enjoying the good weather. Good news out of Lincoln this evening as one rider reported on three different encounters with drivers today that ended well. In one case with an apology for making an illegal turn, the others involved driver courtesy and patience. Sometimes it pays to stop and explain what drivers are doing wrong. >> Glad the balance of our cycling community on line neighborhood is being restored with the returns of Cindy & J Hugh. >> As always, ride on & ride safe!

Cindy Nelson

Kudos for vehicle driver patience and courtesy!

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

I really enjoyed eating pastry in the Netherlands and Belgium. Had a great two weeks of bike and barge aboard the Elodie. Loved the explorations. A lot cooler than Florida and the big hills were the bridges.

Howard Hochheiser

I did a three day bike and barge tour on the elodie years ago during tulip season. Had a great time.

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Ian Seecof

Kurt, Are there any open positions where you work? Dude, if you ride 25 mph it would still take you 8.5 hours/day to do those miles. Great job! Wish I could do what you do.At my best (29 years ago) I rode 60,000 miles in 4 years and that only averaged 42 miles/day. At your current rate you would ride 77,468 miles/year. In 4 years you would ride 309,870 miles. You are amazing! Ian Seecof

Gene Smith

Ian - In case you missed it: http://www.tarzanrides.com/ It appears that riding a bike IS Kurt's "work", at least for 2015. Though there is that saying that if you love what you do, you'll never "work" a day in your life. Kurt certainly IS amazing.

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Mike Golembiewski

Ahh, Cindy has returned. All is right with the world again. Glad to have ya back; stay safe out there.

EM Matteson

Couldn't have said it better myself!

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Cindy Nelson

Just in case you all don't scroll down from a post we all talked on a couple days ago...here is the copy & paste for my reply: "Hi All! Oh my gosh thanks so much my friends. I can't tell you the strength I got just knowing you were all out there, riding and posting. Biked Faced Friends on an on line neighborhood! You too Marty, I know you talked about riding to have visits to see her. My heart is with you." Today's plan to ride is taking me all over town from one end to the other, returning movie to Redbox in town, to work, to the other side of town to work out after work. Sleeping well last night for the first time in weeks, I awoke with energy and well being. I decided to "live my dash" and take a route I have always wanted to take but was afraid it would take more time and throw me off my schedule, turns out taking that route netted the same amount of time! Yeah!

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Noel Cleland

Yesterday, when starting my commute home, my chain broke! That's never happened to me in 40 years of riding. Doesn't speak well for the quality of Shimano parts...

Don Keen

i have been through two chains and a rear derailleur this year. On a bike that is 10 months old. I am beginning to wonder about Shimano as well. My 20 year old GT MTB has original chain and all other components. Maybe it is current manufacturing...

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Jerry Bengtson

Slideshow of my century ride of the Tour de Cure.

Jerry Bengtson

https://vimeo.com/137326365

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EM Matteson

Hi all, cooler weather continues so lots of people are out riding. Went to the very far end of one of our trails today since they just started some construction in front of the zoo. Did most of the rest of my regular ride. It looks like only a short section of one of the trails will be closed, but it will be closed for a very long time. >> Seems like a lot of injured cyclists lately and another death, this time in Omaha. A rider with no lights and no helmet. Our hearts go out to the families. Please ride safe everyone!

Cindy Nelson

So sad to hear about a cyclists death always. Saying a prayer for the family left behind.

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Tracey Myers

It would be nice if there was a way to post photos from peoples rides so others could enjoy their journey!

EM Matteson

Yeah, I had suggested something like that too, but it never happened. Maybe they can figure something out for next year!

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Mitchell Small

Back in the saddle after bad wipeout and family vacation. Lost almost three weeks of riding. The month is shot, but I may still be on track for a record year.

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Peter Houwen

To the driver who recognized the traffic situation this morning and backed off to give me the lane even before I moved to take it - THANKS!

Mike Golembiewski

I had a bus driver offer me the same courtesy this morning! Not typical for this area, but certainly appreciated.

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abby briggs

With all the crazy wind we have had over the last week someone in our bike group brought up the question that none of us could agree on the answer. If you are riding 25mph with a 15mph tailwind is that actually a 10mph headwind?

William Coy

It is not the same as a 10 mph headwind. It is more like you are riding 10 mph with no wind. So it is very easy to ride fast with a strong tailwind.

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

Log your miles on these mountain bike trails

Take advantage of these last few summer (and Challenge) weeks and get out on one of these mountain bike trails: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/get-the-most-out-of-your-national-bike-challenge-rides

Endomondo Update

Endomondo syncing should be working fine now. If you are still having trouble, please click the "sync now" option next to Endomondo in your profile. This should trigger your Endo profile to "resubscribe" to the NBC.

Endomondo sync issues

The Endomondo sync issues will be looked into on Monday. In the meantime, please continue to manually log any miles that are not updating. Enjoy your weekend rides!

Volkswagen Pit Stop Package

We awarded Kurt Searvogel for leading the Challenge at the halfway point. As of July 17, he logged a total of 17,253 miles on his bike--and he's still going strong. Keep up the amazing work, Kurt! http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/volkswagen-pit-stop-package-awarded-to-leading-national-bike-challenge-ride

Mileage Total

Hi everyone! We've seen an awesome participation boost in the past couple of weeks and are so pumped to see how many miles you are logging. If you did happen to have miles doubled, or if you are having trouble manually logging miles, please contact me at nbc@peopleforbikes.org and I will help you work out the kinks. Happy riding!

90,000 Riders

Such an awesome start to August! Do you think we can make it to 100,000 riders 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!

 

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