The National Bike Challenge needs your miles. Commuting or even better, join your local peloton (your friends and neighbors who you love to ride with) and log some fun miles to the local park, trail ride or if you are me, my amazing local brewery.
The National Bike Challenge pits all the states in the US against each other in a challenge to ride the most collective miles. Last year Wisconsin was Third in the Nation! 4455 riders rode 2,616,314 miles (according to Endomondo). That number is hard to imagine. I logged 4814 miles last summer just riding around town (I didn’t do any big rides last year). I missed the Platinum level by 186 miles. Gonna have to do the Tour de Pearl a couple more times this year…bummer 😉
So, how do you do it? Follow these directions:
-Go to the National Bike Challenge site click on this banner.
-Log in using Facebook or your Endomondo login or create a new account
(I had an Endomondo account from last year, so I used it)
-Once you log in, you get three banners. Click the middle one to log your miles.
You can log miles by syncing your Endomondo App on your smartphone or just typing them in on the above webpage clicking the LOG MILES + .
That’s it. go to the website, sign in, log miles.
If you don’t know how far you are riding, try using Google maps. You can set your start and stop point, change the transportation option to bicycle.
Quick logging tip: Use the same route for your regular trips, add manually for others.
Using routes makes logging easy so you don’t have to sign on everyday.
If you are joining the challenge late, backfilling is OK. Pick the days on the calendar and fill in your milage.
Looking forward to seeing you out there.
Michael Baker, President
Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition