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This September, thousands of individuals and businesses across the country and around the world will be enjoying all the benefits of bike riding.

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What's Cycle September all about?

Cycle September brings the National Bike Challenge to a close. Your rides will help your club/group continue to climb the leaderboard and finish the NBC on a high note. For September you can also take part with your workplace and compete against others worldwide to earn the most points by riding and encouraging others to do the same.

You can ride anywhere, anytime during September - just a 10-minute ride is enough to take part.

  1. Enjoy a ride
  2. Log it here or connect your favorite cycling app (Strava or Map My Ride)
  3. Earn points, climb the leaderboards and win prizes!

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How can I take part?

You can take part in three ways:

  • As an individual - you'll enter the drawings for Cycle September prizes and compete with others on the individual leaderboards
  • With a workplace - your company will compete on the workplace leaderboards to earn the most points. You'll enter the drawings for individual prizes and help your company win too. Learn more about taking part with a workplace.
  • With a club/group - clubs aren't eligible for any workplace prizes but are a great way to keep track of how much riding you and your friends can do in September as part of the National Bike Challenge.

How do I earn points?

Earn points as an individual by:

If you're competing as part of a workplace, your workplace points will be the sum of all points earned by every employee taking part at your company on Love to Ride.

You don't have to be a bike commuter to take part - all types of rides count towards your team's score!

A blue box showing the challenge points in yellow. Points for riding are 1 per mile and 1 per day. Points for encouraging are 50 points for and existing rider and 100 points for a new rider.

Points mean prizes!

Riding and encouraging others will earn you points, and your points put you in the running for the amazing prizes. 

Challenge wrap-up

Cycle September finishes on September 30. After that we give you 48 hours to log your remaining September rides. This is a good opportunity to check your profile and make sure everything looks good before results are finalized! Make sure it's all logged before 11:59pm on October 2. 

After October 2, the Love to Ride team will go in full audit mode and check all of the leaderboards and then announce the amazing local, national and global Cycle September winners!

Want to get your workplace involved in Cycle September?

We want to support you, your co-workers, and your organization to gain all the benefits of riding. 

As you know, biking has so many benefits! From being healthier and happier, to being more energized and productive, to taking fewer sick days and being more sustainable. 

Learn more about Love to Ride for Business

The National Bike Challenge

The 2021 National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event that unites thousands of new and existing bicyclists across the country in a friendly campaign designed to celebrate and encourage biking.

We want bike riders of all flavors to show their support for a bike-friendly USA and join the National Bike Challenge (NBC). Let's create a happier, healthier world and get more people riding and smiling!

The National Bike Challenge runs from May to September 2021. Throughout the NBC, individuals and groups of friends can compete across various leaderboards through the whole 5-month riding season. The NBC also includes two challenges for individual riders and organizations to participate in: Bike Month and Cycle September.

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USA All time stats

  • 10,069 Workplaces
  • 142,147 People
  • 30,479 New riders
  • 168,517,350 Miles
  • 12,523,718 Rides
  • 17,426,525 lbs CO2
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