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  • The National Bike Challenge is open to all persons age 13 or older. Participants between age 13 and 18 may only use the Site with the supervision and consent of a parent or guardian.
  • The Challenge is offered free to all individuals, workplaces, schools and organizations.
Bike & Rides Rules
  • All bikes are allowed with the exception of: trainers, bikes on rollers and throttle controlled e-bikes.
  • All rides outside, not on a trainer, count whether you’re riding to work, in the cul de sac with your kids, or on a trail.
  • The “Challenge Period” begins May 1 (12:00 a.m. Central Time) and ends on September 30 (11:59 p.m. Central Time).
  • The Challenge has a warm-up period until April 30. 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 Advocacy Challenge. Points accrued during this time will not count in the official Challenge.
Point System
  • Points are awarded throughout the Challenge and are cumulative over the duration. They are awarded in the following two ways
    • 20 Challenge points are awarded for each day you ride
    • Challenge point is awarded for each mile ridden
    • Example - A rider who commutes 10 miles round-trip would earn 30 points: 20 points for riding, plus 10 points for the 10 miles (1 mile = 1 point).
  • Miles must be logged to the day they were ridden.
  • Rides can be logged at anytime over the month but must be logged in Strava or synced (if using another activity tracking platform) by 11:59 p.m. Central Time of the last day of each month.
  • You must earn at least 100 points each month to be entered into the monthly prize drawing. To be eligible for the prize drawings, the rider must reside in the United States.
  • How to Earn Points
    • You earn 20 points each day you ride. Each mile you ride adds an additional point to your total. Miles must be logged by the last day of each month they were ridden.
  • Example
    • A rider who commutes 10 miles round-trip would earn 30 points: 20 points for riding, plus 10 points for the 10 miles (1 mile = 1 point).
Leaderboard Category Winners
  • At the conclusion of the Challenge period, the League of American Bicyclists will recognize the top ranked entity in each of the following leaderboards based on the following metrics for the official Challenge period:
Leaderboard Category Metric
Riders Total Points
Teams Total Points
Advocacy* (* Must have at least 25 participants in an advocacy challenge to be eligible) Average Points per Participant
Schools Total Points
Bikeshops Total Points
Workplaces Total Points
Cities Total Points
States Total Points

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