What is the Bike Easy April Challenge?
This April, everyone in Greater New Orleans is invited to join the Bike Easy April Challenge, a fun, free competition to get more people on bikes.
The challenge is a celebration of biking in New Orleans and is a fun competition between community groups, workplaces and individuals to see which can earn the most points by riding and encouraging others to try riding a bike during April.
For the Bike Easy April Challenge it doesn't matter if you ride every day or if you haven't been on a bike in years. You only have to ride for ten minutes to take part and you will also be rewarded for encouraging others to ride. Indoor rides count, too! To ensure a safe and fun activity for all participants only solo rides or rides with your household are encouraged.
Generous supporters and bike friendly businesses across the Greater New Orleans region are donating fantastic prizes that individuals and teams can qualify for by riding their bikes during the Bike Easy April Challenge. Let's celebrate and explore New Orleans and stay connected through Love to Ride!
How it works
You and your workplace earn points for every mile you ride, every day you ride, and for every person you encourage to register (they don't have to be in your workplace - they just have to log a ride during April). The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage participants to engage new riders if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory.
Ride anywhere, anytime for just 10 minutes to participate. Riders and workplaces will increase their chances of winning prizes by scoring the most points for their rides and for encouraging others to ride. The more often you log rides and encourage others to log their rides, the more likely you are to win a prize!
Not working? No problem. You can participate as an individual, and can even join a club/group and see which can ride the most miles and days in April.
You've got all of April to get out on a bike and earn points.
Points are earned as follows:
You earn points by riding and encouraging others to ride as per above. The more points you earn... the more chances you have of winning some great prizes!
When someone signs up and logs their first three rides for the Bike Easy April Challenge, a prompt asks them if someone in particular encouraged them. If they identify you as their encourager, you get points!
Existing vs new rider
When a person signs up on the platform and when they register for a challenge, they’re asked how much riding they’ve done in the last 12 months. If they answer a few a times or less, they’re classified as a new rider. People that ride more often are classified as existing riders.
Your workplace's points are the sum of each individual team members' efforts. The more people you encourage to join your workplace's team, the better! Your workplace will compete against other workplaces of comparable staff sizes.
What are the benefits to your organization?
There has never been a better time to promote riding a bike! Now more than ever, it’s important for us all to enjoy activities that are good for our physical and mental health and keep us connected with the world around us.
As people look for new ways to approach their health and impact on the environment, the Bike Easy April Challenge provides them with a fun platform to engage with other riders, as well as tips and guidance no matter if they are new riding or looking to ride more frequently.
How to take part
Follow these four steps:
- Create a profile on this website (it's free), then login and join the challenge when prompted
- Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between between April 1 and April 30, 2021.
- Record your rides here and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge.
- Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes and feeling great!
Sync with an app
You can participate in the challenge by logging rides manually on our website, but syncing an app like Love to Ride, MapMyRide, Strava, or Endomondo will automatically enter you into our prize drawings by syncing your rides for you so you don't have to remember to log every ride individually.
We're giving away some great prizes! Find out what you can win...