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APPLETON WI

5,409 miles/30 days

1

APPLETON, WI

5,409 miles/ 1043 riders

122.17

points/1000 residents

1

SEBRING FL

SEBRING, FL

2,709 miles/ 7 riders

85.15

points/1000 residents

2

NORMAL IL

NORMAL, IL

2,359 miles/ 109 riders

83.95

points/1000 residents

3

FORT COLLINS CO

FORT COLLINS, CO

6,012 miles/ 482 riders

83.31

points/1000 residents

4

OSHKOSH WI

OSHKOSH, WI

2,353 miles/ 258 riders

71.03

points/1000 residents

5

BLOOMINGTON IN

BLOOMINGTON, IN

4,522 miles/ 64 riders

66.04

points/1000 residents

6

LAKEWOOD OH

LAKEWOOD, OH

1,468 miles/ 152 riders

64.86

points/1000 residents

7

REDDING CA

REDDING, CA

3,640 miles/ 51 riders

55.67

points/1000 residents

8

FALLS CHURCH VA

FALLS CHURCH, VA

3,549 miles/ 43 riders

55.34

points/1000 residents

9

KOKOMO IN

KOKOMO, IN

1,847 miles/ 207 riders

54.91

points/1000 residents

10
WAUSAU WI

WAUSAU, WI

1,331 miles/ 36 riders

50.77

points/1000 residents

11
GAINESVILLE FL

GAINESVILLE, FL

5,499 miles/ 357 riders

47.09

points/1000 residents

12
MC LEAN VA

MC LEAN, VA

1,417 miles/ 5 riders

42.36

points/1000 residents

13
BETHESDA MD

BETHESDA, MD

1,563 miles/ 33 riders

42.24

points/1000 residents

14
ALBANY GA

ALBANY, GA

2,554 miles/ 23 riders

39.55

points/1000 residents

15
SANTA MONICA CA

SANTA MONICA, CA

971 miles/ 113 riders

32.93

points/1000 residents

16
KENNEWICK WA

KENNEWICK, WA

1,287 miles/ 76 riders

32.91

points/1000 residents

17
TOPEKA KS

TOPEKA, KS

2,580 miles/ 74 riders

32.07

points/1000 residents

18
CARMEL IN

CARMEL, IN

1,275 miles/ 78 riders

28.99

points/1000 residents

19
BROOMFIELD CO

BROOMFIELD, CO

1,498 miles/ 36 riders

27.70

points/1000 residents

20

community POINTS RANKING

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

    • APPLETON, WI
    • 122.17
    • 1043 riders
    • 2

    • SEBRING, FL
    • 85.15
    • 7 riders
    • 3

    • NORMAL, IL
    • 83.95
    • 109 riders
    • 4

    • FORT COLLINS, CO
    • 83.31
    • 482 riders
    • 5

    • OSHKOSH, WI
    • 71.03
    • 258 riders
    • 6

    • BLOOMINGTON, IN
    • 66.04
    • 64 riders
    • 7

    • LAKEWOOD, OH
    • 64.86
    • 152 riders
    • 8

    • REDDING, CA
    • 55.67
    • 51 riders
    • 9

    • FALLS CHURCH, VA
    • 55.34
    • 43 riders
    • 10

    • KOKOMO, IN
    • 54.91
    • 207 riders

News from 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

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!

 

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NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Aala Pak Bench

It's turned into a sunny, bunny crunching kind of day, and rabbit is trending in Hawaii on the potato chip site. Before I head out to frighten Fran Lebowitz to death: @Carl, nice ride; nice ride. New tires?......I like Jenson USA......Darryl Dawkins/Mel Torme? If we're eating our weather, here's to Elvis and red velvet cupcakes in the sky at sunset.

Rob BUGATCHI

@Mark, thanks for the link. I didn't know about the stores or website and was surprised to see that the one store is so very (9 minutes/4.7 miles) close to me. Great prices and a pretty good selection, I just signed up and already have a couple items in my cart. A nice marine layer (aka chocolate cake fog) most of this week for us. Ride like the wind but be very...very...very careful, it's baby rabbit season, thanks again.

Michael Golembiewski

Gotta like that Schuylkill River Trail, @Carl! I've done the Reading-Pottstown stretch, haven't had the pleasure of riding your end. Maybe this summer. Ride safe and strong, everybody!

Carl Drexler

Even though it snowed in the early am, it cleared up to be 61F, and I got a nice ride in from Philly to almost Valley Forge. Wind seemed to be patchy, both ways, but it was nice to finally do this ride that I was doing almost 2 times a week in 2013, and I dont even think I did the ride once in 2014.

Mark Brock

Hey @Rob Bugatchi...have you ever shopped at Jenson USA either online or in store.? Curious as I just found them online.

Mark Brock

Chocolate Cake Fog this morning...thick and moist...slowed me compared to the record setting ride on Friday. No new details on the owner's wreck, not even in the paper. Posted new stuff on the blog. Ride safe all. https://2wheels2health.wordpress.com/

Rob BUGATCHI

There's an amusing article/interview in Bicycle (3/26) with cultural critic Fran Lebowitz, she told the interviewer that riding a bike will ruin any fashion choice. Her thoughts on men in shorts, "There are few things I would rather see less, to tell you the truth,” she tells the interviewer. "I'd just as soon see someone coming toward me with a hand grenade." I appreciate the thoughts from the author though, "To be fair, cyclists could often stand to take themselves less seriously, especially about their shorts… and their tan lines." I'm going to subscribe to the digital edition of Bicycle, it's an interesting/informative publication, I really enjoy it. Ride safe and enjoy the garb of your choice, with style of course. http://www.bicycling.com/

Rob Gusky

Enjoying spring break in Hilton Head Island. What a great place for biking!

EM Matteson

Hi all, out for a ride with the GPBC today. Rode to the ride start at the zoo and then out on HWY 2 and over on 43 to Eagle and back towards Lincoln on 34 and through Walton coming into 84th on east A street then home via zigging and zagging. Cranked a little extra so I could make it a nice round 50 miles for the day. Thanks GPBC, you guys are fun to ride with! >>@Mark H, way to keep riding all winter. >>Ride on all & ride safe

Mark Heslep

Hey, everyone! I hope you all made it through the winter unscathed. I rode all winter whenever the roads were clear and dry. I still haven't driven a car since last April and am sixty-three miles from four thousand. I hoped to have five thousand by April 30th but that will be hard to reach with working. I teach and have the summer off so the miles will roll by quickly then. Keep pedaling and stay safe. I ride a lot at night and invested in a reflective vest like road construction crews wear. It isn't a fashion statement but I also wear it in the daytime and can see in my mirror that motorists are getting over to clear me a lot sooner.

Aala Pak Bench

@Pastry Man, Guess you're not buying/leasing that property, even though it's across the street from a dunkin' donuts.

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

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.624228,-72.975159,3a,15y,357.3h,87.28t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1siJfQOBMsQRsqe2nUHqDDaA!2e0

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

What's up with Rutland Vermont? No bikes on the road. https://www.google.com/maps/@43.624228,-72.975159,3a,15y,357.3h,87.28t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1siJfQOBMsQRsqe2nUHqDDaA!2e0

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

Caution on the flushable wipes. http://7online.com/archive/9383310/ Google for lots of choices of story. This is just one. Ride Captain Ride.

EM Matteson

Hi all, just a quick trip to the PO today. Started out okay but then realized I forgot the cash so I had to double back and start again. Zeroed the meter so I could discover that the closest full post office (not counting the one in the grocery store) is about 4.5 miles away from our house. But its all good because its mostly trail. The Easter bunny was sending packages. When I rode back tiny little flurries of sharp white stuff (sleet) was falling from the sky. >>@Rob, what a great Hero of the Week. And just when I was hearing a report on NPR about how kids do better when they spend more time outside. >>@Mark, hope the cold is gone soon and that your company owner will recover quickly. >>> Ride on all and save a naner for me....

 

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