GA rides to moon & back in National Bike Challenge

September 30th marked the end of the 2014 National Bike Challenge, a free ride-tracking initiative sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists.

The purpose of the Challenge was to inspire people to ride more often and to engage in friendly competition at the individual, team, city, and state level.

Participants could log their rides manually through the NBC website, or they could upload rides that they tracked through one of several eligible smartphone apps. Sport and fitness rides, bike commutes, and mountain biking trips were all eligible to earn points. For every mile of bicycling entered per day, riders received 20 points. Every additional mile earned 1 point per mile. This scoring system allowed those who ride daily (but perhaps not very far) to keep up with weekend fitness cyclists who rack up lots of miles in a few outings. Once certain point benchmarks were achieved, Challenge riders became eligible for monthly prize drawings.

Below are stats from Georgia for the entire Challenge period, May 1- Sep 30. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make this year the biggest, most successful Challenge yet! Watch for announcements this spring about how to participate in 2015.