Uniting 50,000 riders to pedal 30 million miles
The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, your colleagues and your community to ride more while competing on a local, state and national level. We aim to unite 50,000 riders to pedal 30 million miles from May 1, 2014 until September 30, 2014.
The Challenge is offered free to all individuals, teams, schools and organizations. In addition to improving your health, saving money and helping the environment, the Challenge is a fun way for participants to meet other riders in the online community, track improvement and win prizes. For businesses, the Challenge provides a fun and free health and wellness program for employees.
While the Challenge officially starts May 1, the months leading up to that date are the “warm-up period.” It allows users, teams and other groups the chance to experience logging miles, solo or as a group. It also provides us a chance to test our new system and spread the word before the kick-off date. You can log miles any time before or after the official Challenge period.
In 2009, Kimberly-Clark Corporation created an internal bike challenge for its more than 50,000 employees. With the help of the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, the Challenge was successfully piloted in Wisconsin at the statewide level in 2011. The bike challenge, then called the Get Up & Ride National Bike Challenge, was open to the nation in 2012. It had more than 30,000 participants riding 12 million miles; 2014 will be the third year the Challenge is national in scope.
The Challenge is organized and presented by the League of American Bicyclists.
Learn more and register at https://nationalbikechallenge.org.