Once again this year Bike Michiana Coalition is joining with Fiddler’s Hearth to offer prizes for the National Bike Challenge. The top ten male and female participants in the BMC challenge will be entered in a random drawing and one male and one female will be selected for a $30 Fiddler’s Hearth gift card. Details of the contest will be posted on the Challenge web site.
This summer, the League of American Bicyclists is aiming to unite 75,000 cyclists from across the country to ride 35 million miles. The National Bike Challenge is a fun, free activity. It’s never too soon or too late to join. Participants ride their bikes for fun, to work, on the trail—anytime they can. They keep track of their days and miles on a new and improved website platform, or choose from a number of mobile apps to do it for them.
There are several challenges running concurrently. When a biker clicks the link below, they will be able to sign up by using their e-mail address. They will automatically be entered as an individual, a member of their city or community, and a member of their state. For those with a St. Joseph or Elkhart County address, they will also be part of the Bike Michiana Challenge.
The challenge lasts for four months: May 1st through September 30th. The Challenge has a warm-up period until April 30, 2014. This time is intended for users to become familiar with the website and the act of logging miles as well as for local advocacy organizations to set up their Local Challenge. Points accrued during this time will not count in the official Challenge.
For more information and to sign up, go to www.nationalbikechallenge.org!