What is the Atlanta Bike Challenge - Biketober?
The Atlanta Bike Challenge - Biketober is a fun and free competition to encourage you, your friends, family and colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs to reward and motivate you to ride as well as prizes for encouraging others to do the same.
You can ride anywhere, anytime in October - just a 10 minute ride is enough to take part.
- Register here.
- Enjoy a ride
- Log it here or connect your favourite cycling app (Strava, Endomondo or Map My Ride)
- Earn points, climb the leaderboards and win prizes!
How do I earn points?
Earn points as an individual by:
- Riding; and
- Encouraging others to ride - (learn more about encourager points)
Your workplace and team points will be the sum of all points earned by every person taking part in your company or team on Love to Ride.
The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage individuals to encourage new people to get on a bike if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory.
Take part as an individual
ride solo, earn points, compete on individual leaderboards and win prizes.
Take part with a workplace
Invite your coworkers to take part and compete with one another on your company's own internal leaderboards and together against other workplaces on an Atlanta-wide workplace leaderboard.
Organizations will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning. There are seven size categories: 2000+ staff, 500-1999 staff, 200-499 staff, 50-199 staff, 20-49 staff, 7-19 staff, 3-6 staff
Companies will compete to earn the most points in October by riding and encouraging others to do the same.
Companies with the most total points at the end of October will win their size category.
Take part in a social team
You can choose to take part with a workplace AND a social team, or just one or the other.
You can ride in a social team of up to 8 people including friends, family or colleagues.
*New this year* There will be no team pools or final sprints, instead social teams will compete across 3 different leaderboards so you are able to focus on what inspires you most to take part in the challenge.
You will be able to toggle the leaderboards between total points, riding points (total of day and miles points) or encourager points.
Team leaderboards can be filtered by region (e.g. Midtown) and by team type (e.g. cycling group, group of friends etc.)
What are the benefits to you and the community?
- Free for everyone
- Fun team-building activity
- A friendly competition across the metro Atlanta region
- Help reduce congestion, emissions, and save people money
- Prize incentives and bragging rights
Make the most out of the Atlanta Bike Challenge with ABC
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition's mission is to transform Atlanta into a more liveable, accessible city by making biking equitable, safe, and appealing. Through advocacy, education, and our signature program, Atlanta Streets Alive, we work to make Atlanta streets safe for all. We're excited to support your team and company in preparation for Biketober. We encourage individual participants and teams to sign-up for a free bike class to tune up your safety skills, enhance your confidence biking on city streets, and have fun socializing with other people who bike.
Companies can also book a free Hack Your Commute Lunch and Learn to motivate employee participation in Biketober and learn helpful tips on commuting to work by bicycle.