Team #LovingtheBike does #30daysofbiking 2013
It’s time once again for #30daysofbiking, and 30 days of good times on your bike. About the only thing better than spending April riding your bike all 30 days, is being a part of Team #LovingtheBike and all the goodness that comes along with it.
For the past two years we’ve taken part in this challenge as a team by creating our own points system and prizes that are separate from the basic #30daysofbiking experience.
If you were part of Team #LovingtheBike two years ago, you’ll remember how we were crowned #30daysofbiking champions by the guys at Bicycle Radio. Last year’s Team #LovingtheBike competed within our own participants, and it was Julie Starling who came out on top.
Never heard of #30daysofbiking? Well, my buddies Patrick Stephenson and Zachariah Schaap created something so incredible when they kicked off #3odays in 2010 and I’ve been a part of it since the whole thing began. It really has grown in to something incredible and taking part in some friendly competition with Team #LovingtheBike has made it even better. This year I’ve been asked by the #30daysofbiking guys to be one of their PR dudes and am proud to spread the word and get people involved. Find out more about the challenge at www.30daysofbiking.com.
It’s not necessary to be a part of a team for #30daysofbiking, and the whole purpose of this event is to get people on their bikes and promote cycling….but if you want to add another dimension, we’d love to have you take part in this with Team #LovingtheBike. The “extra dimension” is that we’ve added our own little point system which adds to the fact you’ll be riding your bike for 30 days in a row….and it allows us to determine who obtains the most points and wins prizes. More details below.
Registration for #30daysofbiking just opened today, so it’s time to sign up.
Join the Team:
Here’s what you need to do in order to get yourself onto Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking:
- Register for #30daysofbiking by going to www.30daysofbiking.com.
- In the “REASON(S) FOR PARTICIPATING” or “WHY I RIDE” section of the sign up form, put down that you’re riding for Team #LovingtheBike.
- E-mail email@example.com to let us know you’ve joined the team and include your name, e-mail, and twitter handle.
- Tell your friends to join our team….tweet it out and spread the word. ”I’m on Team #LovingtheBike for #30daysofbiking: http://wp.me/p1oH5M-27i”.
- You’ll need to register and e-mail us about it by March 28th to officially be part of Team #LovingtheBike and get in on the winning.
Last year we gave out a nice prize pack to the team member who racked up the most points and we’re doing the same thing this year. We’ll have some prizes for the runner’s up as well. The prizes are great, but from the responses of last year’s teammates the most rewarding part of all this was the fun and good times we all had together during the event. Thanks to Clif Bar and The Sufferfest for supporting our team with prizes again this year.
Each of the 30 days you’ll have the opportunity to gain a maximum of 5 points.
- 2 points: Ride your bike on a given day. You’re in the Saddle, you’re pedaling.
- 1 point: Trip Reduction…..Meaning you went somewhere on the bike that you would normally do by car. i.e. Rode to work, the store, etc.
- 1 point: Post Picture of your ride to the wall of www.facebook.com/lovingthebike (if you’re not on Facebook, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them for you).
- 1 point: Most “LIKE”s of picture per day. Only one picture post per person, per day.
It’s very important to make sure throughout the month that the “30 days of biking” message is the main focus. Loving the Bike has chosen to implement the “30-days of biking” challenge to motivate, excite, and challenge its readers. We encourage other groups, org’s, clubs, shops, manufactures to take the challenge themselves and see how they do. The ONLY winners here are those who accept the #30daysofbiking challenge and give it their best. Fun between groups is welcomed and even encouraged. Our scoring system can be used by other “teams” as a standard to compare results. All that matters is having fun, challenging yourself….and riding your bikes.
Let’s do this, Team #LovingtheBike.