LAB National Bike Challenge 2013Charlie Czarhttp://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national/rules
links to the short set of Challenge rules. Click on http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national/welcome
for a quick overview. If you are interested then go to www.nationalbikechallenge.org
to sign-up and join (it will remember you if you signed up last year). Members need to first register as an individual (have a JPG picture handy to put on your personal page).
Once registered then look for the link to join a team. I think I did it by going to the “Leaderboard” “pull down menu” and clicked on “Teams”. There was a “team joining” question and link on the right side of the next page. Click there and look for Colorado Springs Cycling Club (our 25th anniversary jersey is our team logo). I am the team administrator and will accept CSCC members onto the team.
A few Club riders lost interest during last summer’s Challenge because they said this was another user ID and password that they had to deal with everyday that they rode. I developed a short cut: I signed in, got to my mile log in page, and then “bookmarked” that page. Then I did not hit the “logout” button when I was done. After that I just hit that “bookmark” and got right to the mile page. There were a few times (usually at the beginning of the next month) that I had to sign in again, but that really wasn’t a problem.
To summarize the rules – you earn 20 points every day you take your bike out and ride and you get a point for every mile you ride. You don’t have to ride far to earn points for the team – you just have to ride often. If you get out 3, 4, or 5 times a week then you’ll be healthier – and that is what this is all about.
We are now in the “sign-up” and “Web Page familiarization” stage of the Challenge. Sign up now and get used to logging rides on the Endomondo site. They will reset point counters on May 1st and we’ll be riding for the real Challenge.