Here at the Bicycle Alliance, we are enthusiastic supporters of new and exciting ways to expand bike ridership and awareness, both locally and nationally. So when the 2012 Get Up & Ride National BikeChallenge was announced this year, we were happy to jump on board as the state representative.
The National Bike Challenge – a free nationwide competition meant to encourage biking for transportation and recreation - starts May 1 and runs through August 31, 2012, and gives individuals and teams the opportunity to log their miles and compete for prizes and award plaques on the local and national levels. The Challenge has already registered riders from all 50 states and DC. This event is organized by the League of American Bicyclists, Bikes Belong, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Endomondo.
Participation is easy and free of charge. Just sign up online for the Challenge and create either a workplace team or your own team, join an existing team, or ride solo! Here's a rundown on how to create an account:
Join the Challenge at: www.endomondo.com/campaign/national
Process for individuals to join the Challenge:
· Step 1. Click on the link above
· Step 2. Click on the join button and register.
· Step 3. Participants will have the option to continue to ride solo or join a team by:
o a. Creating a new Team and becoming the Captain
o b. Joining an existing Team
This challenge is free to join and is meant to be a fun and competitive way to increase bicycling across the U.S. So, whether you participate on as an individual or on a team, we hope you’ll join – and pass this along to your friends!Watch this how to video for more information about the Challenge, and click here for a complete list of prizes.
Thank you, and happy riding!