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APPLETON WI

75,710 miles/28 days

1

APPLETON, WI

75,710 miles/ 1435 riders

178,610.17

points/1000 residents

1

SANTA BARBARA CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA

47,696 miles/ 409 riders

121,516.04

points/1000 residents

2

GAINESVILLE FL

GAINESVILLE, FL

62,015 miles/ 436 riders

109,655.12

points/1000 residents

3

REDDING CA

REDDING, CA

50,275 miles/ 536 riders

107,275.13

points/1000 residents

4

FORT COLLINS CO

FORT COLLINS, CO

26,468 miles/ 756 riders

66,848.46

points/1000 residents

5

OSHKOSH WI

OSHKOSH, WI

23,062 miles/ 628 riders

59,181.90

points/1000 residents

6

GOLETA CA

GOLETA, CA

17,334 miles/ 152 riders

48,733.88

points/1000 residents

7

CHICO CA

CHICO, CA

16,240 miles/ 400 riders

40,219.77

points/1000 residents

8

SIOUX FALLS SD

SIOUX FALLS, SD

16,705 miles/ 217 riders

38,104.74

points/1000 residents

9

PROVO UT

PROVO, UT

12,356 miles/ 283 riders

35,175.92

points/1000 residents

10
PUEBLO CO

PUEBLO, CO

13,912 miles/ 284 riders

31,312.29

points/1000 residents

11
GREEN BAY WI

GREEN BAY, WI

14,322 miles/ 243 riders

30,401.96

points/1000 residents

12
TOPEKA KS

TOPEKA, KS

16,536 miles/ 109 riders

30,076.19

points/1000 residents

13
BOULDER CO

BOULDER, CO

14,090 miles/ 229 riders

29,069.98

points/1000 residents

14
BLOOMINGTON IL

BLOOMINGTON, IL

14,016 miles/ 173 riders

26,695.83

points/1000 residents

15
FRISCO TX

FRISCO, TX

15,564 miles/ 150 riders

26,043.82

points/1000 residents

16
NORMAL IL

NORMAL, IL

12,715 miles/ 132 riders

25,794.80

points/1000 residents

17
STATE COLLEGE PA

STATE COLLEGE, PA

11,951 miles/ 101 riders

23,310.90

points/1000 residents

18
LOGAN UT

LOGAN, UT

7,755 miles/ 258 riders

22,975.32

points/1000 residents

19
BLOOMINGTON IN

BLOOMINGTON, IN

12,939 miles/ 81 riders

21,738.87

points/1000 residents

20

community POINTS RANKING

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

    • APPLETON, WI
    • 178,610.17
    • 1435 riders
    • 2

    • SANTA BARBARA, CA
    • 121,516.04
    • 409 riders
    • 3

    • GAINESVILLE, FL
    • 109,655.12
    • 436 riders
    • 4

    • REDDING, CA
    • 107,275.13
    • 536 riders
    • 5

    • FORT COLLINS, CO
    • 66,848.46
    • 756 riders
    • 6

    • OSHKOSH, WI
    • 59,181.90
    • 628 riders
    • 7

    • GOLETA, CA
    • 48,733.88
    • 152 riders
    • 8

    • CHICO, CA
    • 40,219.77
    • 400 riders
    • 9

    • SIOUX FALLS, SD
    • 38,104.74
    • 217 riders
    • 10

    • PROVO, UT
    • 35,175.92
    • 283 riders

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

david hill

I use both Endomondo and Strava and the challenge sync's on or the other just fine....until yesterday. Is anyone else having issues? I click log miles and it gives me the updated that it was successful, but it's not happening. Both Endo and Strava entered my mileage, so those sites are working.

Mark Lilley

Using MapMyRide, and it's not updating either. Have to manually update. Just started this today.

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Bart Stetler

All I have to say is GO Kurt! http://www.tarzanrides.com/

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Vince Golubic

Happy to sign up ...miss riding in Wisconsin, but this wet Texas weather will have to do ! Howdy everyone ...any Texan's want to ride in Plano??

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Robert Chance

After riding almost 60+ miles yesterday in two separate trips, I felt pumped to duplicate it again today and started out at 6:00 am to complete the first 31 mile ride. Unfortunately, the return trip home turned me into a pretty strong headwind and by the time I got home I was beat. Here it is evening and my legs are still feeling it. Weather is calling for less wind tomorrow and I feel I still have a shot at making up the miles I need for a gold award by Saturday. Everyone stay safe out there.

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EM Matteson

Hi all, two totally different days here in Lincoln. Yesterday it was all sunshine and temps in the 70s. A turtle even came out to sun herself on a log in the creek by one of the bike trails. Unfortunately, she jumped back in the water and swam away before I could snap her picture. Guess she wanted to race me as a rode along. Yesterday evening was even nice enough to ride over to a bike club meeting and enjoy sitting outside. Today, by contrast, the skies are gray. This morning it poured, but by the time I got out for a ride it was merely drizzling. The temperatures are in the 70s so it was a day for riding slow and looking for rainbows in the puddles that are scattered around on the cement. >> Ride on all & ride safe!

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Mark Heslep

I had so much fun in last year's Challenge, and this year's started out fun, too. Then I noticed a rider who had posted no miles suddenly appeared on the West Virginia leaderboard. She was posting 90, 90, 90, 100, 80, 90, 60, 40, 100, etc. No tenths of a mile at all! She had over 1800 miles for May and I smelled something rotten. So, I called her out on it. Her reply? "I don't even own a bike. I'm just on here for free prizes." Geez. I logged 200 miles for today that I didn't ride to try and make a point. I will keep track of my miles and will not log any more until I have covered the 200. I wish there was a way to root out the fakes.

EM Matteson

Mark, at least we know one thing for sure: Little Ms. I don't even own a bike is totally missing out on all the fun. But I guess we should just keep the fun part a secret ..

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CLIFF GIONET

I was unaware of the credentials of the #1 rider in the NBC. I mistakenly assumed it was simply a fictious series of fabricated rides but he is the real deal and is attempting to make 75,000 in one year. He has to average more than 200 miles per day, every day for a year. I am humbled, impressed and jealous of his talent. I have done 200 miles in a day on two occasions and suffered much. I can not even comprehend doing that every day for a year. WOW. I hope he makes it.

Michael Cook

I was thinking the same thing...lol I'm always skeptical of challenges when you see the person in the #1 spot has almost 6k in 26 days. I remember one challenge on Endomondo the person was clearly cheating the had more miles in time then the time of the challenge. The person was at like 2500 miles or something like that in a couple of days.

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jose ponce

cloudy morning in San Diego, great weather for the morning commute.

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Richard Sleder

Last night I enjoyed another night commute home along quiet streets and paths in Madison. Temperatures were in the low 60s. Skies were magnificently clear. A glowing crescent moon illuminated the dark and peaceful bicycle path as I rode south. Wonderful aesthetics. Stars sparkled brightly in the sky. I continue to enjoy reading all the interesting and real posts. Your posts continue to inspire me and have now for some tome. I agree with most that the NBC is a special 5-month celebration (even longer for some) of cycling and enjoying the ride. It is a gift to us and I appreciate all of our sponsors efforts to maintain the Challenge and also to include our feedback to continue to improve this special celebration. We keep getting better and have more fun with each passing year. Ride safely and enjoy the ride everyone.

EM Matteson

Here here!!

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Pam Dellea-Giltner

Cool morning finally for a short ride into work. Of course it has been threatening rain all week, but due to biking this morning... it can now rain. Well I won't melt and the plants need it. Bike Face On!

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Cindy Nelson

Look folks, the NBC is a something that was developed to encourage people of all abilities to get out and ride, to educate the benefits of exercise to the masses, and to make governments aware of the need for bicycling infrastructure in our communities. This is a free website to use, a fun forum to communicate with cyclists from all over the country (how cool is that?). Lets keep it real, lets keep it simple. If it gets to complicated, or it is made out to be too complicated, then it will no longer be free. Or it will just not exist at all. I for one along with some others have been participating the past several years with no problems and have really enjoyed this, not to mention looking forward to each May 1. So please, take your time, look around the site, ask questions but most of all-enjoy the ride!

Jeff Bequette

Amen!

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Cindy Nelson

What a day for a day dream.....wahoo! Beautiful morning ride to work today. (with a skirt on I might add) never tried that before....got creative to make it work. I thought about the earlier days when women wore full on dresses and high heel boots, on big bulky heavy bikes. Their desire to ride and to be able to ride outweighed any obstacles.

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Harold Phillips

First ride after a tendon injury felt good!!!

Cindy Nelson

Awesome! Hope your able to keep on rolling.

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Barry Kelliher

Did a late day ninetyonepercent ride (7pm)...and I definitely felt more pumped up than usual. I rode at a faster pace, and while I rode thru my single track section, I had the energy to stay up off the saddle a lot more than I usually do. I felt great from start to finish. I'm not to sure why i had so much more energy, and power...perhaps it was the fact that I was feeling great about being able to get a ride in before the end of the day (I was unable to ride during my usual morning time because I was not feeling well enough). Or maybe I just have more energy from eating throughout the day. Before my usual morning rides I only usually have had a cup of coffee, a yogurt, and water. On my morning rides I seem to start off slow, get quicker, and more energetic after the the third or fourth mile. The evening rides are exciting right away. I'm on fire from start to finish. Anyways...it's summer time in south west Florida, and riding in the evening is not recommended because usually this is the time of day when we have our daily severe thunderstorms...lots of lightning, and very heavy downpours...not a very "bike friendly" environment. So I guess I'll just have to wait for winter to switch to a scheduled late day ninetyonepercent rides.

Christine Salvatore

Would you explain what you mean by ninetyonepercent ride, please?

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Kristi Kiger

Are others having issues getting Strava to sync? I've logged out of everything and logged back in, and it still says 0 miles this week...

Meghan McCloskey

Hi Kristi, I'm seeing miles displayed on your calendar for this week. If you are still having issues with syncing, please email me at nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org. Thanks!

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

New Daily Record

In the past 24 hours, 465,000 miles were recorded—a new daily record! Keep up the awesome work and make sure you record all of your rides before the end of May.

Leaderboard Update

Due to multiple requests from participants, we made the decision to change the points system for all group categories (excluding Local Challenges) in the National Bike Challenge. The group points will now be the total number of points for all associated riders. The previous point system (points per 1,000 members) disproportionately favored groups with the least amount of members and created skewed leaderboard standings. At the end of the Challenge, we will be awarding the top group for each category based on the leaderboards. Although it will not be reflected on the leaderboards, we will also be awarding the top groups based on the previous point system of points per 1,000 members. We hope this new point system better reflects the participation of all groups in the Challenge.

Bike to Work Day

Happy Bike to Work Day! By the looks of the Rider Updates, a lot of you have taken the opportunity to celebrate by skipping the car and jumping on your bike to get to work. Keep sharing your stories!

75,000 participants

We've already reached our goal of 75,000 participants! This is such an amazing start to the Challenge—let's keep this momentum going! And make sure to keep an eye out for our new rider goal.

Bike to work week

Bike to work week starts next week! Does your office have any cool giveaways or fun competitions planned? Let us know: nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org

Happy Bike to School Day

We love any excuse to get out and ride. We are off to an awesome start to the Challenge--keep up the great work!

Clarification: Endomondo Sync Issues

To clarify the previous news update regarding Endomondo: we will not be removing Endomondo from the site. You may have to manually log some of your rides until Endomondo works out the issues. As always, you are welcome to send any questions to nationalbikechallenge@peopleforbikes.org and we will be happy to work out any problems you are experiencing!

Endomondo Sync Issues

Some participants are experiencing syncing issues with Endomondo that cannot be fixed by our web team. These issues are related to rides being logged correctly through the Endomondo site. We encourage you to consider using Strava as your primary app to avoid any of these issues now and in the future.

Happy National Small Business Week

Check out these four small businesses that are making it big in the Challenge: http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/think-small-the-national-bike-challenge-and-small-business-week

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

 

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