BAY AREA BIKE CHALLENGE -- September 2020!

Enjoy all the benefits of riding a bike while you take part in a fun team-based bike challenge!


The Challenge Format

We’ve made some changes to the Bay Area Bike Challenge in 2020 to get as many Bay Area bicyclists to commit to riding as much as possible for the entire month of September. Through the platform, riders can track their rides, win virtual prizes, join a team, or just have fun. For competitive types, the platform allows you to create teams and compete against other teams.

Overview – Bay Area Bike Challenge – September 2020

  • Start a team or join an existing team (or you can ride solo, but it’s more fun with some friends!)
  • Teams can have up to 10 riders.
  • Teams can be composed of anyone -- colleagues, friends, family, etc. 

  • Each individual and team will earn points as pictured below. The more points you earn by riding and by encouraging others to ride, the higher up the leaderboard you’ll go!
  • There will be a leaderboard of all teams ranked by points earned. You can filter this leaderboard by county and by company size (if your team is associated with your employer).

How to Take Part

  1. Register on the website (or log in if you've registered on Love to Ride before)
  2. Create a team or join an existing team
  3. Ride a bike anywhere, anytime, during the month-long Challenge. 

  4. Record your rides on the website (or via an app) to earn points 

  5. Recruit your colleagues and friends to ride and join in too. 

  6. Go into the prize drawing! 

How to Earn Points 

You earn points by:

  • Riding; and
  • Encouraging others to ride.

Team points are the sum of all of the individual team members’ points.

The points system has been carefully developed, tried and tested, over the last 4 years to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage teams to engage new riders if they want to secure victory. Here’s how individual points are earned: 


You can use one of the following apps:

  • Strava
  • Map My Ride

Register or login to connect an app.

More on apps here.

You can also log your rides manually. This is easy to do on the Love to Ride website.

Biking in the Coronavirus Era

See the following website for information about biking in the Coronavirus Era:

Who’s Running the Challenge

The challenge is being offered as part of the San Francisco Bay Area Bike to Work Day 2020, in partnership with Love to Ride.

About Bay Area Bike to Work Day 

The Bay Area Bike to Work Day (BTWD) was created as a way to encourage new bicyclists across the nine counties of the Bay Area to try commuting to work at least once -- with the hope that they will get the pedaling bug and keep riding all year long. Presented by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and Alaska Airlines, bicycle coalitions and congestion management organizations in each county bring volunteers and good cheer out along morning and evening commute routes to help new and seasoned riders get to work safely. Learn more about Bay Area Bike to Work Day here.

About Love to Ride

Love to Ride is the online platform that gets more people riding, more often. Through our website and programs we have engaged more than 411,000 people and have encouraged more than 98,000 ‘non-riders’ to try riding a bike.

We work with cities, businesses, advocacy groups and riders around the world to provide best practice bicycle encouragement programs and make it easy and fun to encourage our friends, family, colleagues and community to rediscover the joys of riding. 

More about Love to Ride for Cities

More about Love to Ride for Business 

A Tool for Encouraging Riding

We know that riding a bike has tremendous benefits and that the best way to realize those benefits is to get on a bike. So we provide the incentives, tools and support to help you and your friends, colleagues, and family to start riding and experience the joys and benefits of bicycling firsthand.

Love to Ride offers a single platform where you can keep track of your riding, find answers and resources to help you ride more confidently, get access to discounts at local bike shops, win prizes for riding, and to encourage your friends and colleagues to ride (and win prizes for that too!).

We like to think of people who take part in Love to Ride programs and Challenges as partners who help us to spread the love of bicycling by combining our tools with your enthusiasm!

Registered on Love to Ride in the past?  

Log in here! (welcome back!)

New? Register here!

Bay Area Bike Challenge 2020

September 1st - 30th

Starts in 56 days!

To register:

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Bay Area All time stats

  • 315 Organizations
  • 5,630 People
  • 1,160 New riders
  • 6,169,839 Miles
  • 486,539 Rides
  • 1,126,398 lbs CO2
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