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LINCOLN NE

27,738 miles/24 days

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LINCOLN, NE

27,738 miles/ 1371 riders

237.71

points/1000 residents

1

MADISON WI

MADISON, WI

25,083 miles/ 1463 riders

203.13

points/1000 residents

2

ARLINGTON VA

ARLINGTON, VA

7,228 miles/ 223 riders

69.85

points/1000 residents

3

PLANO TX

PLANO, TX

10,316 miles/ 141 riders

61.48

points/1000 residents

4

PITTSBURGH PA

PITTSBURGH, PA

16,870 miles/ 1048 riders

56.32

points/1000 residents

5

OMAHA NE

OMAHA, NE

14,336 miles/ 890 riders

56.32

points/1000 residents

6

FORT WAYNE IN

FORT WAYNE, IN

7,501 miles/ 179 riders

51.15

points/1000 residents

7

BOISE ID

BOISE, ID

4,420 miles/ 222 riders

47.95

points/1000 residents

8

MILWAUKEE WI

MILWAUKEE, WI

14,380 miles/ 1091 riders

41.90

points/1000 residents

9

ALEXANDRIA VA

ALEXANDRIA, VA

7,134 miles/ 171 riders

41.54

points/1000 residents

10
CLEVELAND OH

CLEVELAND, OH

12,782 miles/ 700 riders

39.96

points/1000 residents

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SAINT PAUL MN

SAINT PAUL, MN

13,815 miles/ 743 riders

39.43

points/1000 residents

12
COLORADO SPRINGS CO

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

8,018 miles/ 463 riders

30.32

points/1000 residents

13
WICHITA KS

WICHITA, KS

5,198 miles/ 228 riders

27.14

points/1000 residents

14
SILVER SPRING MD

SILVER SPRING, MD

3,514 miles/ 94 riders

22.88

points/1000 residents

15
MINNEAPOLIS MN

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

10,256 miles/ 539 riders

21.50

points/1000 residents

16
INDIANAPOLIS IN

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

8,279 miles/ 738 riders

19.16

points/1000 residents

17
TALLAHASSEE FL

TALLAHASSEE, FL

2,343 miles/ 91 riders

18.60

points/1000 residents

18
CHARLOTTE NC

CHARLOTTE, NC

6,307 miles/ 231 riders

18.22

points/1000 residents

19
ALBUQUERQUE NM

ALBUQUERQUE, NM

5,693 miles/ 119 riders

18.01

points/1000 residents

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community POINTS RANKING

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

    • LINCOLN, NE
    • 237.71
    • 1371 riders
    • 2

    • MADISON, WI
    • 203.13
    • 1463 riders
    • 3

    • ARLINGTON, VA
    • 69.85
    • 223 riders
    • 4

    • PLANO, TX
    • 61.48
    • 141 riders
    • 5

    • PITTSBURGH, PA
    • 56.32
    • 1048 riders
    • 6

    • OMAHA, NE
    • 56.32
    • 890 riders
    • 7

    • FORT WAYNE, IN
    • 51.15
    • 179 riders
    • 8

    • BOISE, ID
    • 47.95
    • 222 riders
    • 9

    • MILWAUKEE, WI
    • 41.90
    • 1091 riders
    • 10

    • ALEXANDRIA, VA
    • 41.54
    • 171 riders

NATIONAL RIDER UPDATES

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

They have the list of prizes for anyone reaching Bronze, Silver, or Gold by May 31st posted! (More pictures will follow.) Also, if you think you'll only reach about 1/2 way towards the Gold level by the end of each month, don't worry, as the points accumulate throughout the entire 5 months of the Challenge - so you'll reach it by the end of June!

Aala Pak Bench

Eso si que es! Otra vez. TP tambien.

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Rob BUGATCHI

I just got my bike back, this recall was well planned and well executed, bravo Trek...bravo! The replacement QR appears a little beefier with about 140 degrees of play or so. Thoughts and well wishes for the injured riders. This sign/quote at the LBS always makes me smile, "Self-righteousness is an over-estimation of one's own goodness, leading to disrespect for others.” Ride safe & have fun.

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Mark Brock

Piled on another 15.3 miles for this month as I rode home today.

Aala Pak Bench

Pile 'em on, poster boy. Nice work!

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EM Matteson

Hi all, out to beat the rain today, & its not coming down yet. Forgot to mention that I saw three turkeys crossing a busy road a couple of days ago. The first two were walking but the third one started flying to avoid an approaching pickup truck. Then a fourth one came along and decided to just do the flying thing. I have developed kind of a regular route for daily rides. It goes down Old Cheney, along highway 2, and up the Rock Island Trail past the zoo and back along the Billy Wolff Trail. Bike face usually happens while passing the zoo and waving to the kids on the zoo train!

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

Three Turkey Gobblers by Unknown On the night before Thanksgiving When I had gone to bed I heard three turkey gobblers And this is what they said. The first turkey said I think I'll find a tree And hide up in the branches Where no one will see The second turkey said I think that I will go And hide behind the haystack Where no one will know. The third turkey said I think it would be fun To hide the farmer's hatchet And run, run, run, run. Then on Thanksgiving morning When the farmer came around Those three turkey gobblers Were nowhere to be found!

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Mark Brock

Poster boy for winning prizes during Bike to Work Week https://2wheels2health.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/poster-boy-i-never-thought-of-myself-as-the-pin-up-type/

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Matthew H.

for the challenge will our points start over? what about our awards? or how will that work? anyone know?

Marty "Jute Burlap Fizzyology King" Malin

Yes, everyone's points will start over (but you can still see your overall points for the year by clicking on "All". Awards, too.

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Mark Brock

Lots of new posts including how NOT to lock up your bike and the Trek recall will be later today.

Mark Brock

https://2wheels2health.wordpress.com/

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Matthew H.

Rode a different way this morning and went down the greenway instead of roads. it was so peaceful with the birds singing. I saw a turkey and he took off running down the greenway with me behind him. It was funny because he kept stopping and turning his head to see if I was still there. #goodlaugh this morning

Mark Brock

OK so should we call you a turkey chaser or a turkey racer? This coming from the leader of the Wabbit Racers.

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Michael Golembiewski

We're all excited for May (Bike Month) and the official start of the NBC. Those of us who commute by bike are even more stoked for National Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Day. However, let's ALL keep in mind those who ride a bike FOR work, not just to work... http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150424_Officer_shot_in_West_Philadelphia.html Thankfully this officer will be OK.

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Aala Pak Bench

Fun ride to Lanikai this morning after a false start due to water bottles left on the kitchen counter. 80s, hazy sunshine, light winds, a bit of vog; kinda humid. Whales off Makapuu; kolea still hanging around, but it seems like quite a few of them took advantage of the light southeasterly winds and took off for Alaska a couple of days ahead of their traditional April 25 departure date. Rode by a roadside memorial in Waimanalo where recently, a distracted, texting driver ran off the road into a utility pole, ejecting amd killing a passenger. Today, however, everyone on the road, from cyclists to sightseers in rental cars, tour vans to buses, pickups and dump trucks, was playing nice. Kailua road into Lanikai was crowded with the mainstays of our economy on rental cruisers, quite a few with electric assist - unclear whether throttle or pedal activated - on the road, on the sidewalks and side paths, riding both with and against traffic. A few of them wore helmets. On the return trip through Waimanalo, the I was feeling the heat and humidity a bit, but a root beer shave ice with ice cream from the truck across from Makapuu beach park revived me for the climb back through Makupuu Gap and the familiar run towards Sandy Beach, through Hawaii Kai, into the valleys at Niu and Aina Haina, then Kahala, Diamond Head and home. Packet stuffing and pizza tonight at HBL in preparation for the Haleiwa Metric Century, so I'm off the hook for dinner. A good day.

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Daniel B

any teenagers doing this challenge?

Daniel B

please reply if you are

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Jerry Bengtson

We tried to ride up to Brainard Lake before last weeks snow storms hit. See what spring time riding with snow is like in the Rockies. I was told some people could not view the videos so here they are again.

Jerry Bengtson

Our attempted ride to Brainard Lake. Here are the Youtube versions. Video 1 of 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV33AiRyHgA

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Pedro Rodriguez Dilis

I ride the bike to and from work as my only way to get some exercise and to balance the pressures at work. During the weekend I take my oldest son on a tandem and the following day I take my twins on the traiker. I love this.

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jim bledsoe

i ride my bicycle everyday for all my transportation needs. The number of miles i cover is something i've. never kept tract of.

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David Hinrichs

I rode the local trail today with the regular mountain bike then I went off-roading with the fat tire bike. What an adventure going wherever and over whatever I wanted to. I recently rode in two county parks and long mileage runs on 2 state trails up north on the fat tire bike.

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News from THE NATIONAL BIKE CHALLENGE

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

PeopleForBikes Welcomes you to the 2015 Challenge

We would like to officially welcome you to the 2015 National Bike Challenge! The website has undergone some major improvements and we will continue to make it even better over the next few months. Get excited for May1! http://www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/entry/start-warming-up-for-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

20 million!

We did it! We've hit 20 million miles! How long till we hit 30?!

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!

 

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