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Old 05-28-14, 05:47 AM   #1
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National bike challenge

I wasn't sure how many if any of you had read anything about this, I tried searching but didn't find anything so if a repost sorry.

https://nationalbikechallenge.org
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Old 05-28-14, 06:24 AM   #2
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There was some sort of mention / invitation to it about a month ago. I signed up and have been uploading my rides to Endomondo which transfers to the challenge. My biggest hopes are to win a year's supply of toilet paper.

I would say the challenge has made me try to come up with a ride on Saturdays and Sundays too, even if just a short one because you get that 20 point bonus for each day you ride.
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Old 05-28-14, 06:52 AM   #3
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#665 locally and #5 ,064 nationally ... 534 points. Hoping to hit gold points by the end of the month.
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Old 05-28-14, 07:45 AM   #4
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I have 502 points, was out for a week and a half with an injury so that kind of messed me up. Was on target for the gold but may have the silver this month. Either way is cool with me. Hopefully can score some Sierra Nevada gear one of the months!
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I'm at 573 pts. I'm 21st locally. I was hoping to do better, but people are riding a lot of miles this year. I'll have to see if it drops off as temperatures go up.
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Okay, I just joined (thanks for the heads up!)... but I'm having an issue. How do you sync past a week? I've been doing rides all month but it only goes back 7 days for MapMyRide. The FAQ says you can sync the month's miles until 11:59 the last day of the month, but I can't find anywhere to actually do that either on the website or the app itself.

I see the manual option but I would like to add them legitimately.

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Old 05-28-14, 09:48 AM   #7
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I'm at 573 pts. I'm 21st locally. I was hoping to do better, but people are riding a lot of miles this year. I'll have to see if it drops off as temperatures go up.
Kind of figuring that too Between that and increasing to four to five days of commuting, I should see a nice bump later on

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Okay, I just joined (thanks for the heads up!)... but I'm having an issue. How do you sync past a week? I've been doing rides all month but it only goes back 7 days for MapMyRide. The FAQ says you can sync the month's miles until 11:59 the last day of the month, but I can't find anywhere to actually do that either on the website or the app itself.

I see the manual option but I would like to add them legitimately.
No idea ... maybe pose the question on the site itself? I use endomondo and luckily it's behaved quite nicely so far.
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Old 05-28-14, 10:29 AM   #8
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I had a week off of riding this month, so I only have 457 points. #6436 nationally.
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1015 pts as of this morning. Goal is to hit platinum before end of challenge. They have said that for website issues to go here.
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I'm at 397 pts, I don't have much of a commute these days, the only thing giving me miles are recreation miles and errands.
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470 miles as of today, 910 points. Gold so far. Hope to be Platinum before the end of next month - my big ride across the state of WI. #200 locally and #1 ,574 nationally
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#51 locally (took a week off for a vacation and dropped from the 30s). Suppose I need to take a ride to the store now for my 20pts. I've felt sick all day and haven't gotten any miles in yet. 14 minutes left to get one.
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Okay, I just joined (thanks for the heads up!)... but I'm having an issue. How do you sync past a week? I've been doing rides all month but it only goes back 7 days for MapMyRide. The FAQ says you can sync the month's miles until 11:59 the last day of the month, but I can't find anywhere to actually do that either on the website or the app itself.

I see the manual option but I would like to add them legitimately.
Yea, i have same issue. I dont use the app every ride, so thats an issue as well.

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Old 05-29-14, 06:43 AM   #16
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I'm at 960 points as of last night. The ranking changes constantly as other folks put in their miles. I'm in the 1300's right now. I may see if I can start adding more miles and try to break get under 1000 in the rankings. Riding every day helps too with the 20 point bonus. As of now the folks in the top 1000 only have 84 points more than me.
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Anyone else figure out the past weeks thing yet?

That zero miles text is bugging me since i've obviously ridden more than that hahah.

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I see the manual option but I would like to add them legitimately.
Really? If you enter the miles manually they're not legit?

I'm at 1,188 pts #108 locally, 656 nationally.

I manually enter my mileage on the log miles form...to go back to previous weeks you can hit the button with the vertical lines in the upper right corner of the form...

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Really? If you enter the miles manually they're not legit?

I'm at 1,188 pts #108 locally, 656 nationally.

I manually enter my mileage on the log miles form...to go back to previous weeks you can hit the button with the vertical lines in the upper right corner of the form...

Hope that helps.

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I didn't mean to imply that, a lot of rides are too long to realistically track with a phone app, and kudos to all of us who can out-ride our phone's battery life

Thanks for the tip, I also found that you can enter them by individual day (to get those extra points) via the monthly calendar view
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I just signed up and set it to sync with my MapMyRide account. It brought in my rides for the last two weeks. I've only been in the challenge a few minutes and I've already hit the silver level.
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I've participated in the National Bike Challenge the past few years and again this year. It's amazing the mileage some cyclists rack up. My total for May so far is 750 miles and I am way down the list at #687 . It's all in good fun though, and I'm all for anything that supports cycling.
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My puny miles are finally on the board, but i'm still not able to add previous rides....

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750? And I was feeling good about my first 300 mile month. Lol
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I'm frustrated that i can't add two days worth of riding, may 4 & 5. Whats up with that?

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I, sadly, am forced to use a blackberry at work and Endomondo is one of the few products that work on that device. So work days I run Endomondo.

last year it seem that the Challenge was much better integrated into the Endomondo site than is the case this year and I suspect that is part of the problem that people are having getting data into the challenge site.
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