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SEBRING FL

568 miles/6 days

1

SEBRING, FL

568 miles/ 7 riders

18.26

points/1000 residents

1

GAINESVILLE FL

GAINESVILLE, FL

1,008 miles/ 357 riders

8.47

points/1000 residents

2

LAKEWOOD OH

LAKEWOOD, OH

135 miles/ 150 riders

6.42

points/1000 residents

3

KENNEWICK WA

KENNEWICK, WA

280 miles/ 77 riders

6.21

points/1000 residents

4

FORT COLLINS CO

FORT COLLINS, CO

330 miles/ 479 riders

6.09

points/1000 residents

5

APPLETON WI

APPLETON, WI

247 miles/ 1032 riders

5.89

points/1000 residents

6

REDDING CA

REDDING, CA

336 miles/ 48 riders

5.16

points/1000 residents

7

FLORISSANT MO

FLORISSANT, MO

446 miles/ 8 riders

5.01

points/1000 residents

8

SANTA MONICA CA

SANTA MONICA, CA

142 miles/ 113 riders

4.58

points/1000 residents

9

NORMAL IL

NORMAL, IL

154 miles/ 109 riders

4.42

points/1000 residents

10
ALBANY GA

ALBANY, GA

242 miles/ 23 riders

4.36

points/1000 residents

11
PALO ALTO CA

PALO ALTO, CA

94 miles/ 23 riders

4.26

points/1000 residents

12
WAUSAU WI

WAUSAU, WI

108 miles/ 35 riders

4.14

points/1000 residents

13
CARMEL IN

CARMEL, IN

172 miles/ 79 riders

4.04

points/1000 residents

14
ANNANDALE VA

ANNANDALE, VA

114 miles/ 7 riders

3.83

points/1000 residents

15
BLOOMINGTON IN

BLOOMINGTON, IN

142 miles/ 54 riders

3.48

points/1000 residents

16
KOKOMO IN

KOKOMO, IN

114 miles/ 207 riders

3.46

points/1000 residents

17
OVIEDO FL

OVIEDO, FL

82 miles/ 5 riders

3.36

points/1000 residents

18
AMES IA

AMES, IA

50 miles/ 66 riders

3.34

points/1000 residents

19
OSHKOSH WI

OSHKOSH, WI

112 miles/ 249 riders

3.12

points/1000 residents

20

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

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!

August Prize Winners are Posted

Check to see if you are one of the 163 randomly selected August Prize winners here: https://nationalbikechallenge.org/prizes We'll be contacting you this week if you are!

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

 

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NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Aala Pak Bench

@MG, You said butt again......and does your wife know you're dating Lucy? Nice job!

Michael Golembiewski

My butt-ugly mug and a buck will get you a cup of coffee at Micky-Dee's http://tinyurl.com/ndt2foc

EM Matteson

Hi all, spring preview here today as the temps climbed to the lower 60s. This prompted me to get out my fancy skinny-tired bike. It was a good idea for the roads and paved parts of the trail. But when we met up with our daughter to ride the MOPac gravelly, muddy, icy trail, it wasn't my best idea any more. We took the trail out about 5 miles and decided to return by way of the road on East A Street. Instead of mud and ice, we got wind, but not a lot of traffic. >>@Rob, would have loved to join you in DC for the Bike Summit. Hope it goes well>>>>>> Ride safe all & stay tuned, there is more spring & an interview with Michael to come..

Michael Golembiewski

@Marty, the last time I elucidated in public I almost got arrested.

Michael Golembiewski

Good day, all! Glad that everybody likes that NWS link I shared. There are a number of sites shown that are not actual NWS-related sensors (river gauges, sewage treatment plants, dam sites) but are still used by them. Many of those sites have temperature sensors that are either non-functioning or non-existent, but are still kept for other purposes. Much of this small-scale data is used as 'ground truth' information that is put into the models. >>>>>>>>>>> Our predicted 6-8 inches yesterday materialized into 8-10 inches. Not a Boston dump by any stretch, but still a hefty dose of winter reality. The most satisfying part of my day was helping to push the 4wd pickup truck out of the snowbank, then getting on my bike and following him out 6th Street. >>>>>>>>> The local TV news station here just finished interviewing me about all-year, all-weather bike commuting. An interesting experience. I'll share the link later (assuming I don't look like a butthead). @Aala, I said "butt" again! >>>>>>>>> @Richard, the only bicycle benefit I get from my employer is the opportunity to use the covered bike parking in the employee garage. That alone is a huge benefit. At least I don't have to pay for the bike parking like I do for car parking in the same garage. >>>>> Stay safe this weekend, everybody; I think spring is finally on its way!

Richard Sleder

I enjoyed an enchanting ride home last night under clear skies. Temperature was 6F with a windchill of -4F. A magical white near full moon glowed high above and cast resplendent moonlight on the commuter trail. I had two not unusual utilitarian rides in the last couple of days. The first one related to a bank errand. On my way to work Tuesday morning, I rode through the bank drive-thru to deposit money. I exited off the commuter trail onto a ramp near the bank and on to the drive-thru. The weather was sunny and mild for this time of year here. The transaction went smoothly and the teller smiled and waved and wished me a good day. The lobster gloves were not unimportant to expediting the transaction in cooler air because I was able to flip up the tops and fill out the slip writing with a pen while keeping my fingers warm. The second ride took me to the garage early Thursday morning to pick up my car after it had been repaired. I loaded the FX onto my car roof bike rack for the short drive home. Is anyone here receiving the $20 monthly bicycle commuter benefit from their employer? I may be interested in beginning the application process. Ride safely and enjoy the ride everyone.

Rob Gusky

Anyone going to the National Bike Summit in DC next week? I am planning to ride bike share every day to explore the city - weather looks great - sunny and 50's, at least compared to WI. Let me know and we'll ride!

EM Matteson

BTW, our LBC (local bike club) actually has some full moon rides coming up. AWWWOOOOO....

EM Matteson

Thanks Marty, now I have a new favorite weather site. Holmes Lake is actually the closest to me (but no temp there), but 40th & Pine Lake isn't that much further. So there's currently a range from 33 to 37 degrees in this area.

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

@EM - Check out that website again. To get all of the sites you have to click on the + sign just to the right of the Thermometer in the Key on the left, to turn that layer on. You have a full site (temp, wind speed/direction) near 40th and Pine Lake Rd, Plus, the black dots with the circles around them list the temp. The black dots without the circles might only give temperature readings periodically? (I'm only guessing on that last one. Maybe MG can elucidate further after he has his fun for the day.)

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

@MG - Thanks for the weather service link! Have a good ride home.

EM Matteson

PS, checked that weather site. Turns out that for Lincoln, we're just getting info. from the airport. But its still cool!

EM Matteson

Hi all, a sunshiny ride this afternoon. Temps in the lower 30s and S wind at 14mph. Roads and fat sidewalk trail. No other riders spotted. >>> . . . Tell the teacher we're riding, riding USA....

Aala Pak Bench

@M.G., You said butt!!......I say we'll all be planning our route/we're gonna take real soon...(We're lubing our chains)...We can't wait til June!

Mark Brock

Ditto EM's Post...

 

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