The National Bike Challenge 2018 is coming...

  • barefootlover

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    Feb 17, 2018 8:52 PM GMT
    Next May, Love to Ride and the League of American Bicyclists are joining forces to bring you an exciting Bike Challenge format in 2018.

    We'll be making some improvements and changes to the National Bike Challenge in 2018 to make it more exciting, punchier, and ultimately more successful at encouraging more people to ride, more often.

    Registrations for the National Bike Challenge will open in March, but you can get to the start line early and register on the Love to Ride website now. By riding your bike in January and February, and recording your rides on the Love to Ride website, you'll go into the prize drawing for one of three packs of Proviz gear worth $400 each! There is no cost to join. It is FREE for all and FUN for all!

    https://www.lovetoride.net/usa?locale=en-US

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    Feb 17, 2018 10:37 PM GMT
    I tried to register, but it wanted too much local address information. And so I exited. Is this a scam? And BTW, this really should be under the Cycling Forum. This isn't a gay event, is it?
  • Bicycle_Nerd

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    Feb 18, 2018 1:03 AM GMT
    It's pretty late to be signing up for this isn't it?
  • barefootlover

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    Feb 18, 2018 5:06 PM GMT
    art_deco saidI tried to register, but it wanted too much local address information. And so I exited. Is this a scam? And BTW, this really should be under the Cycling Forum. This isn't a gay event, is it?


    No, it is not a scam. It is certainly not an event just for those in the forum of fitness cycling, but it is for everyone, gays included. Gays are certainly welcome to join this fun challenge. There aren't ever any events that are strictly for gays because that would make it very discriminitory.
  • barefootlover

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    Feb 18, 2018 5:28 PM GMT
    thatotherotherguy saidIt's pretty late to be signing up for this isn't it?


    No, official sign up does not start until March, but you can register now and begin logging miles on the challenge website. Those who register early will be eligible for a drawing for one of three packs of Proviz gear worth $400. As I said in the original post there is no cost to sign up and participate. It is a totally free challenge for everyone of all ages paid for by Love to Ride and the League of American Bicyclists and other bike friendly sponsors. You can form teams at your school or workplace or you can just ride solo. The goal is to encourage more people to ride a bike and enjoy the freedom and fun that so many have found on 2 wheels. It's an opportunity to unite with people from all races, ages, religions, sexual orientation, work places, schools, colleges, abilities and even economic status behind a simple activity of riding a bike. Please note that the National Challenge officially runs from May 1-September 30, 2018, so there is plenty of time to register. You will meet people from all walks of life in the US. The vast majority that participate are every day people just like yourself and are not hardcore cyclists by any means. People ride for many different reasons. It makes no difference! All are welcome to join in this fun challenge, thanks to Love To Ride and the League of American Bicyclists.
  • barefootlover

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    Feb 18, 2018 5:59 PM GMT
    art_deco saidI tried to register, but it wanted too much local address information. And so I exited. Is this a scam? And BTW, this really should be under the Cycling Forum. This isn't a gay event, is it?


    Your zip code is needed only because that is part of the challenge. There is a local community challenge with other communities and it is all set up by population demographics, so it is fair for all. There are also the state challenges and there are also school and workplace challenges by the size of the school or number of employees in a company. Sign up! You will love it. You don't need to have a fancy GPS device, although if you are familiar with Strava, Endomondo, or Map My Ride etc. these fitness tracking sites sync real well on to the challenge website. You may log miles manually, if you choose to do so. It's on the honor system. Yeah, someone can cheat, but what's the purpose really, if you didn't really ride those miles?
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    Feb 22, 2018 6:48 PM GMT
    I've heard of these folks and it's not a scam.

    I also don't provide any personal info such as phone number or exact street address because I'm so tired of scammers/spammers, robodialers, etc. This one is real though.
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    Feb 22, 2018 7:55 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI've heard of these folks and it's not a scam.

    I also don't provide any personal info such as phone number or exact street address because I'm so tired of scammers/spammers, robodialers, etc. This one is real though.


    You're back? (But hiding?)
    Haven't seen a post of yours in a looooooooooooong time.
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    Feb 22, 2018 8:12 PM GMT
    art_deco said BTW, this really should be under the Cycling Forum. This isn't a gay event, is it?

    How simply presses of Madame Decadence. After all the medical issues she puts in All things Gay.
    What does she really have her knickers in a wad over?
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    Feb 26, 2018 3:06 AM GMT
    HikerSkier said
    freedomisntfree saidI've heard of these folks and it's not a scam.

    I also don't provide any personal info such as phone number or exact street address because I'm so tired of scammers/spammers, robodialers, etc. This one is real though.


    You're back? (But hiding?)
    Haven't seen a post of yours in a looooooooooooong time.


    Not back. Just post once in a (long) while so mostly inactive account doesn't get deleted.