What is the Bike More Challenge?
The Bike More Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes to tempt your team, which we'll announce as the Challenge approaches.
How it works
Businesses compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike and log their trips between May 1-31. We use a simple points model to allow workplaces to compete with each other across their size category (see the points system below). The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage workplaces to engage new riders if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory!
It’s not just about who can ride the most miles, but also who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try. Of course, if you log more miles and more trips you'll earn more points (and have a shot at some special individual prizes), but the fastest way to earn more points is to encourage more people to get on a bike and ride!
For example, if you are new to bicycling and your friend Jane encourages you to bike you will earn 10 points each day you ride PLUS 1 point for each mile you ride. And Jane will earn 100 points for being the one to encourage you to ride!
What are the benefits to your organization?
- Free for all employees
- A fun activity for your whole team
- A friendly competition between staff teams and other local organizations
- Generate community benefits (environmental, health, congestion, etc.)
- Prize incentives including bike gear and more!
How to take part
Follow these four steps:
- Register on this website
- Ride a bike anywhere, anytime from May 1-31
- Record your ride here (or by using an app!) and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge
- Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!
Organizations and departments will compete against those of a similar size for a fair chance of winning. There are six size categories: 500+ staff, 200-499 staff, 50-199 staff, 20-49 staff, 7-19 staff, and 3-6 staff.
Your participation will count towards your department's and your organization's score - the more staff that participate in the challenge, the more points your team earns!
Don't have a bike?
Record your rides Automagically!
Use the Ride Report app to record your rides. The app works in the background to automatically detect when you're riding your bike (from the accelerometre data, GPS and other phone sensors). So you don't need to remember to open the app or press start or stop when you ride. It does it all automatically for you and then syncs your rides to the Challenge website!
We're giving away some great prizes! Find out what you can win...