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National Bike Challenge


National Bike Challenge

Time: May 1, 2016 at 8am to September 30, 2016 at 7pm
Location: Your neighborhood
Event Type: national bike challenge, bike ride
Organized By: The Chainlink
Latest Activity: Oct 4, 2016

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PeopleForBikes is announcing the fifth annual National Bike Challenge which starts on Sunday, May 1.

The Challenge will unite 100,000+ bicycle riders to pedal 75 million miles from May 1, 2016 until September 30, 2016.  It is an online platform, free for everyone to use to log their miles and celebrate riding, while finding inspiration to ride more often. The Challenge brings together tens of thousands of people who bike across the country who share a love of bicycling. 
Be part of The Chainlink team: 
You can automatically log miles on an app such as Strava or Map My Ride so you can easily sync it up so that it automatically updates their miles in the National Bike Challenge. When you log in, you just need to go to Manage Settings (left hand navigation bar) and scroll down to the Apps section to sync Strava.
This is super easy to be a part of it!
2. Ride your Bike!
3. Set up your auto logging of miles or enter your miles every day you ride.
4. Come back to this thread and post pics and your comments about the challenge.
5. Invite your friends to join us for the National Bike Challenge.
Photo by Ronit Bezalel

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Comment by Yasmeen on October 4, 2016 at 9:04am

21st team!! WOOT! Congrats everyone! :-) Awesome job for our first year The Chainlink has been a team for the National Bike Challenge.

I am putting together a recap for an upcoming newsletter and would love to include you... Any thoughts, quotations, photos, etc? How did this challenge change you? Did you do more miles? Did you meet fellow cyclists through the challenge or as a result? Are you thinking about your goals for next year? 

Shoot me a quick email!


Comment by Yasmeen on July 17, 2016 at 2:00pm

If you are using auto-updates, make sure you check the website to see if the miles are being counted. A few of us have lost the auto-update connection. Once you reconnect, it should sync and update the account with all of the rides. 

Comment by Yasmeen on June 16, 2016 at 10:28pm

Here's the list of peeps that get a free t-shirt. If you don't see your name on the list and you sent me an email, please let me know. I don't want to miss anyone and realized my system for tracking t-shirts wasn't so great (kinda really bad). I also gave top ten for June t-shirts. I'll be in Daley Plaza for the rally. Also, if anyone wants to meet up after and grab a bite, I could meet up with people for lunch downtown. :-)

Amanda Heuermann
Andrew Pielet
Brad Field
Cheryl Zalenski
David Altenburg
Elizabeth Bartom
Frank Rico
Geoffrey Harding
Jasmin Welter
Jayson Schultz
Jenn Wall
Jeremy Blyod-Peshkin
Jim Maciukenas
Jon Cunningham
Karen Quinteros
Kelly Goldthrope
Kristen Larson
Leah B
Mark Langenderfer
Melissa Zammit
Michael Junius
Patrick Cowlin
Tom Limon
Will (Tenzin Will)
Will Burns
William Watson
Comment by Tom Limon on June 6, 2016 at 8:43am

Yesterday, we had a great group ride to the The Pullman Factories, +40 miles round trip. Once we arrived we had a walking tour of the factory buildings, a neighborhood walking tour, and a cycling tour of the Alley Art/Laborpaste Art. Lot's of photo's are being uploaded here...

Comment by Yasmeen on June 1, 2016 at 10:24am

That's great Melissa!

Comment by Melissa Zammit on June 1, 2016 at 10:05am

I've topped 1500 miles so far this year!!  I am looking forward to see how many miles I'll get done this year :)

Comment by Yasmeen on June 1, 2016 at 7:10am

Yesterday I reached 61 days (two full months) of riding my bike every day. I'm excited to increase my miles in June in preparation for RAGBRAI but definitely need to schedule a massage soon. :-) How's everyone doing? If you haven't logged some of your miles for May, please try to get those logged today or tomorrow. Have a great day!

Comment by Yasmeen on May 23, 2016 at 9:25am

That was fast! Both tickets are spoken for. Thanks for the quick response!

Comment by Yasmeen on May 23, 2016 at 9:15am

Gene Tenner was kind enough to give us his tickets to Bike the Drive. The tickets (one each) are free to the first two people from our team that contact me at

Comment by Kat on May 12, 2016 at 8:07pm

I signed up and somehow ended up with riders from Elk Grove Village!!  Is the link correct?  I think I just fixed my groups.

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