What is the Bike Everywhere Challenge?

The Bike Everywhere Challenge is a fun and free competition to encourage your friends and colleagues to experience firsthand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes being offered to tempt your team, which we'll announce as the Challenge approaches!

How it works

  • You and your friends compete against other teams of up to 10 people
    • Full teams of 10 must have 2 "new riders." You can have a team of 8 existing riders but to have the full 10, you need new riders*
  • The aim is to earn the most points.
  • Points are earned by:
    • riding
    • and getting other people to ride too.
  • You can ride anywhere, anytime between May 1-31 to take part.

The Challenge is not just about who can ride the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try.

*New riders are those of us who haven't ridden or only ridden a few times in the past year

Points

You and your team earn points as follows:

We also have bonus points:

  • New riders - DOUBLE day and mile points (Because we want to get more people riding!)

*New riders are those of us who haven't ridden or only ridden a few times in the past year

Individual Points

You earn points by riding and encouraging** others to ride as per above.

Every 50 points you personally earn is another entry into the prize draw.

The more points you earn... the more chances you have of winning some great prizes!

Team Points

Your team earns points for all the people you get to join your team and all the riding you all do. That means you get a team total of everyone's day, distance, and encourager points**. It's that simple - just tally everyone's riding and encouraging together to see who is on top!


**How I do earn encourager points? It's easy! When someone logs a ride in the Challenge via the website, a little box will open that asks if someone encouraged them to ride. If they type in your name and select you from the list, you get points for encouraging them to ride! This box will open the first 3 trips you log 'manually' via the website, or it can be triggered for your next ride at any time via the 'add an encourager' button on your profile page.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Free for everyone
  • Loads of pedal powered comraderie
  • The spirit of friendly competition
  • Help reduce congestion, emissions, and save people money
  • Prize incentives and bragging rights


How to take part

Follow these four steps:

  • Register on this website, it's free. Register here
  • Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes between between May 1 and May 31, 2017.
  • Record your ride here and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge here.
  • Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!


Team Sizes

Like past Washington Bikes facilitated challenges, teams will be limited to 10 riders. For 2017 the Bike Everywhere Challenge is all about encouraging people to ride, whether they already ride every week or haven't been on a bike in years. That means recognizing teams for having new riders and regular riders alike.

At the same time, we want the competition between teams to be fair. Of course some teams will earn more points, but we don't want folks with dozens of riding buddies to just automatically crush a small business that gets excited about inviting staff to sign up and ride. For these reasons, social teams are set to a maximum of 8 regular riders and 2 new riders (for a total of 10 members). If your team is getting full it's easy to start a new team via your profile page!

Your team's overall score will be determined through a combination of days ridden, miles ridden and encouragements given.

Win Prizes

We're giving away some great prizes! Find out what you can win...

Why sync with Ride Report?

Here are three great reasons to download the Ride Report app:

  1. It logs your rides automatically! No need to press start or stop. Through the magic of technology, the app knows when you’re riding your bike and automatically logs your rides.
  2. Help make your city better for riding - The data collected is used by Washington partners to inform better bike infrastructure decisions!
  3. Automatically go into our prize draws - Not only do you automatically share your data, but by syncing with Love to Ride you also automatically get entered to win prizes!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Challenge Results - Washington

  • 8,651 Participants
  • 1,575 New riders
  • 1,474,034 Miles
  • 163,933 Trips

Bike Everywhere Challenge stats

  • 8,933 Participants
  • 1,658 New riders
  • 1,519,065 Miles
  • 167,760 Trips

Bike Everywhere Challenge All time stats

  • 31 Organizations
  • 12,119 People
  • 2,765 New riders
  • 3,184,452 Miles
  • 308,340 Rides