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APPLETON WI

103,176 miles/30 days

1

APPLETON, WI

103,176 miles/ 1571 riders

217,496.24

points

1

GAINESVILLE FL

GAINESVILLE, FL

68,295 miles/ 478 riders

119,535.19

points

2

FORT COLLINS CO

FORT COLLINS, CO

44,589 miles/ 929 riders

107,008.74

points

3

OSHKOSH WI

OSHKOSH, WI

29,998 miles/ 694 riders

64,617.84

points

4

PUEBLO CO

PUEBLO, CO

20,456 miles/ 322 riders

42,716.40

points

5

GREEN BAY WI

GREEN BAY, WI

19,111 miles/ 272 riders

35,010.79

points

6

SANTA BARBARA CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA

16,311 miles/ 421 riders

34,491.08

points

7

FRISCO TX

FRISCO, TX

19,364 miles/ 159 riders

31,523.92

points

8

NORMAL IL

NORMAL, IL

17,231 miles/ 140 riders

31,370.63

points

9

CHICO CA

CHICO, CA

13,305 miles/ 420 riders

31,245.31

points

10
TOPEKA KS

TOPEKA, KS

16,709 miles/ 116 riders

29,708.82

points

11
BLOOMINGTON IL

BLOOMINGTON, IL

16,889 miles/ 185 riders

29,269.15

points

12
BOULDER CO

BOULDER, CO

14,259 miles/ 255 riders

27,639.27

points

13
CEDAR RAPIDS IA

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA

15,766 miles/ 214 riders

27,146.49

points

14
KOKOMO IN

KOKOMO, IN

13,905 miles/ 229 riders

26,865.12

points

15
SIOUX FALLS SD

SIOUX FALLS, SD

13,891 miles/ 227 riders

26,450.67

points

16
LOGAN UT

LOGAN, UT

9,848 miles/ 277 riders

26,248.49

points

17
STATE COLLEGE PA

STATE COLLEGE, PA

13,783 miles/ 102 riders

24,423.46

points

18
YOUNGSTOWN OH

YOUNGSTOWN, OH

13,075 miles/ 71 riders

23,115.49

points

19
LAKEWOOD OH

LAKEWOOD, OH

11,050 miles/ 207 riders

23,009.94

points

20

community POINTS RANKING

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

    • APPLETON, WI
    • 217,496.24
    • 1571 riders
    • 2

    • GAINESVILLE, FL
    • 119,535.19
    • 478 riders
    • 3

    • FORT COLLINS, CO
    • 107,008.74
    • 929 riders
    • 4

    • OSHKOSH, WI
    • 64,617.84
    • 694 riders
    • 5

    • PUEBLO, CO
    • 42,716.40
    • 322 riders
    • 6

    • GREEN BAY, WI
    • 35,010.79
    • 272 riders
    • 7

    • SANTA BARBARA, CA
    • 34,491.08
    • 421 riders
    • 8

    • FRISCO, TX
    • 31,523.92
    • 159 riders
    • 9

    • NORMAL, IL
    • 31,370.63
    • 140 riders
    • 10

    • CHICO, CA
    • 31,245.31
    • 420 riders

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

CHRISTOPHE PASKEWICH

Strava Sync no worky....

Bryan Urbanik

Map My Ride is not syncing today either.

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Alex Dantin

Strava syncing issues again? only shows 1 day out of 3 for riding this week

Meghan McCloskey

Hi Alex, can you let me know what days are missing? Thanks!

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EM Matteson

Hi all, happy morning ride today as I reversed the route. Groups of kids in orange and blue t-shirts arriving at the zoo. A girl got her backpack entangled in the bushes and a couple of the camp counselors were giving her a hand with the untangling. Several cyclists, a mix of commuters and folks riding for fun. At one point there were six in a busy spot and in another location, where I hardly ever see more than one cyclist, there were four of us. A good omen for things to come. I passed a man on a bike with beautiful bamboo fenders. Great idea for the planet, since bamboo is a sustainable plant. Good morning all. BIKE FACE! >> Ride on & ride safe!

Rob BUGATCHI

If one were to damage their bamboo fenders would that be a boo-boo boo? Ride safe & have fun.

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Christine Salvatore

Sending my camera back to PFB today! Wish I could see the pics. Lots of nice places in the northernmost Key: Key-nosha, WI. You really can't appreciate a place when you're zipping around in a car. Slowing down is the only way to go. Except when approaching a milestone! Only 208 more points to Platinum...slowly but surely, then on to Diamond. I doubt I'll make it, but maybe they'll be nice and give me a chip instead of a whole diamond. Hope everyone is well, happy, and riding their arses off! Get up and RIDE!

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

Glad to see you are close to Platinum! But you're forgetting Milwau -Key, just a few short miles North of you. (And then there are places like Pewau-Key, Wauna-Key, and, if you need it in the beginning - Key-el.)

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Don Keen

On my way to a record month in miles. Will surpass 1000 for the month of July. During my afternoon ride yesterday there was an attempt by motorist, let's refer to him as Richard Cranium, who thought it would be a great idea to through a cup full of some ice cold beverage at me. I was rolling about 18 MPH, Richard was coming in the opposite direction, he hurled it at me, I slowed up and swerved to miss the cup but was soaked from the splash. I am troubled. Should I go the same route and look for Richard, or avoid that road on that route all together? I so want to return the favor with a hand full of roofing nails but, don't want to risk my own safety. I will most likely avoid Richard's road for a few days. But I want to UGH! Thanks for letting me vent.

Bobby Wright

I have a Richard were I live. He likes to roll up behind me, pass as close as possible and blast his horn! But I have most of his license plate number. Once I have it, I plan to file a complaint with the local police.

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maheshkumar perumal

Site looks Great, would like have active participation.

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Richard Sleder

Greetings everyone, I enjoyed a special, extended night commute home celebrating a near full moon and starry sky and also to break up a bit the monotony of the week. I rode south down the SW Commuter Trail past the row of sparkling solar diodes into peaceful, soft moonlight on the Badger State Trail. No other riders were out at this time of night. I was riding directly into the glowing luna that cast its soft white glow over open fields. Shadows of dark trees splashed across the moonlit asphalt. Aluminum silo tops beamed in the distance. As I dug deeper into the big ring, I sucked in the cool fresh evening air laced with a hint of hay and manure. Herds of cows lay slumbering solemnly in pastures. In many sections of the trail, the only illumination came from the moon's soft white mesmerizing glow. On the way back the Big Dipper was my companion sparkling brightly in a deep navy blue abyss to the west.

Tom Murphy

An exemplary use of superlative descriptive adjectives! Too bad it wasn't actually a Dark and Stormy Night. . .

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Fai Mok

Here is why you should never ride in the right turn lane when going straight. I thought there was no more cars making a right behind me. Regardless, the driver should of yield to pedestrian or cyclist but he didn't. http://youtu.be/ISS9mbboN6k

Jeff Bequette

happened to me, but no camera!

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EM Matteson

Hi all, lots of dog walkers out this morning as I made my appointed rounds with the rubber side down. Good riding conditions as people politely pulled their puppies aside to let riders go past. The first group of kids was just arriving at the zoo for an adventure just as I rode around the zoo grounds. Happy birthday to all of you rolling out your 63s! >> Ride on & ride safe!

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Stephen Weiss

Biked 31 miles today - Independence Ohio to Akron via the Tow-Path. My longest ride yet. Wiped me out but I feel great. Been riding alms every day. At least 12 miles a day sometimes longer. Is it bad to not take days off for recovery? I am so addicted to it now and feel better when I cycle...

Kristofer Fenlason

Every one is different but especially as you get older (I am 58) a rest day (no miles or less than 10 miles) becomes more necessary. That said, if you have no injury and get I good sleep, or even better, if you can nap once in a while after riding that will help keep you fresh. It is an old saying but "listening to your body" is still a good guide.

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Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

Until we get NBC gear, check out the high quality, comfortable, People for Bikes gear. (available on their website)

EM Matteson

HI Marty, good to SEE you!

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Anthony Green

It's hot here in Tennessee!!!!! Perfect bike riding weather. Keep on rolling.

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Scott Ussery

The Cornhuskers are closing in on the Badgers. Come on all Husker riders in the Live Well Omaha and BicycLincoln challenges, teams Omaha VeloCity, Great Plains Bicycling Club, Dundee Chain Gang, UNL East Campus and Sheclismo, keep doing what you're doing! Grab the easy 21 miles everyday. Ride, encourage and recruit others, and RIDE and SMILE Every Darn Day!

EM Matteson

With temps only going into the 80s (they were in the 70s when I rode this morning, almost feeling cool) and none of that wet stuff today, its a great time to get out and ride!

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Michael Sestak

Ok, you folks finally got me to post. I am not calendar 63 till Dec 31, but for bicycle event purposes I am 63 all year. Must be the magic number for the People for Bikes Challenge.

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Ken Macomber

I did not know there were so many 63 year old's in July. I turned 63 on the 13th. Did the 63 miles too, but not all at one time . 30 in the morning, and 33 miles in the afternoon. I think next year I will be 20 years old!! Keep Looking Up!! Ken.

David Hinrichs

Here's from another 63 so to turn 64 biker, keep on riding and Happy Birthday.

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

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!

First Day of Summer

Take advantage of the longest day of the year by getting out for a ride on this summer solstice. Ride, record and celebrate all summer with the National Bike Challenge!

State Leaderboard

The State Leaderboard point system has been changed back to points per 1,000 residents. We apologize for the multiple changes, but we are working hard to make the system as fair as possible. We hope this will be our last major change to the Challenge this year. As always, thanks for all of your input and feedback!

June Prizes

The prizes have been updated for June. This month, we are giving away a Raleigh Circa 1 bike! New prizes were also added for the silver prize level.

Website Update: Change Ride Description

You now have the ability to change the type (Recreation/Transportation) of ride for already logged/synced miles. Click on the red Log Miles button on the homepage and select the pencil icon (next to the calendar icons). This will bring you to your Ride Log where you can change the ride type.

Congratulations to the May prize winners!

Check out the Prizes & Winners page to see if you won. The prize page will be updated soon!

Last day to log your miles for May

Make sure to log or sync all of your rides for the month of May by 11:59 PM central time tonight!

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!

 

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