WHAT IS THE BIKE MONTH CHALLENGE?
The Bike Month Challenge takes place throughout May and is a celebration of biking and fun competition between communities and workplaces to see which can get the most co-workers, friends and family to try riding a bike during May.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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 May).
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.
You'll compete against other workplaces of comparable staff sizes. Ride anywhere, anytime for just 10 minutes to participate. Riders and organizations 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!
You've got all of May to get out on a bike and earn points!
HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM PREVIOUS YEARS?
In previous years, Shasta County has participated in a Teams challenge, where teams of up to 10 riders competed by earning points to climb the leaderboard. Each year, this required a new team to be created for the challenge.
This year, Shasta County is taking part in the National Bike Month challenge, where workplaces earn points and compete against other workplaces of a similar size. Workplaces will compete within Shasta County and also nationally. Workplaces will stay on Love to Ride permanently, so these will not need to be re-created year after year, and they can be used year-round.
Riders can also join a Club/Group if they would like to ride with a group of friends. Clubs/Groups are also permanent, so will not need to be re-created every year. Club/Groups will compete on the Groups leaderboards based on miles and days ridden, rather than points. Groups leaderboards are available year-round.
Individuals will still earn points for riding and encouraging, and if they are part of a workplace, their points will go towards the workplace's total.
WHY TAKE PART?
- A great way to stay connected
- You and your co-workers can win some great prizes!
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 Month Challenge provides them with a fun platform to engage with other riders, as well as tips and guidance no matter if they are new to riding or looking to ride more frequently.
HOW TO TAKE PART
Follow these four steps:
- Register on this website, it's simple and easy. Register here.
- Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes during Bike Month (May 1-31)
- Record your ride on this site and tell your friends and co-workers about Bike Month.
- Reward yourself and your friends by entering the prize drawings!
Users get points for miles ridden, number of days ridden, and number of people encouraged.
- You earn 1 point per mile logged
- Each day you log a ride, you earn 10 day points
When someone signs up and logs their first three rides for the Bike Month Challenge a prompt asks them if someone in particular encouraged them. If they enter you as their encourager, you get points!
Existing or 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.
Workplace points are simple - the sum total of all the points earned by their members.
Have a question about cycling in the coronavirus era?
We've pulled together the latest advice on how to keep safe whilst cycling, tips to help you take up cycling and a link to our brand new website that has all the reasons why biking is important as ever! Check out ride-healthy.com
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