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Old 04-20-11, 08:50 PM   #1
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If you live or work in Wisconsin, read this...

Over 600 riders have already joined. We want to send strong message to our state and local governments that Wisconsin has many riders that want and need even better cycling infrastructure. If you are a Wisconsin resident and 18 or over join the Wisconsin Challenge today at http://www.challenge.bfw.org The Wisconsin Challenge is a free event with great prizes for every kind of cyclist. It begins May 16, 2011 and runs through September 30, 2011.

Pass it on!
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Old 04-21-11, 06:59 AM   #2
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I'm in...

and doing my best to get my bike commuting coworkers to join.

One of the younger guys has a app on his phone that tracks his mileage and automatically logs it for him.

Almost makes me think I should look into getting a cell phone. Almost!

Enjoy!
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Old 04-21-11, 08:40 AM   #3
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I'm in too. Spammed my office, we have a few other riders so I'm sure a few of them will sign up. Worthy goal, but I'm afraid the current state leadership isn't looking for new places to spend money. All the more reason to sign up I suppose...
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Old 04-21-11, 04:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for joining. I commute to work year round, so have lots of time to ponder stuff. Was thinking if we could get just 1% of Wisconsin to demonstrate to our leadersvthat we bike, we would be 50,000 strong.

Lets see what happens - it is up to each one of us to make our own decision, but the Challenge could makevit easy to make a difference.
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Old 04-21-11, 06:07 PM   #5
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We did the challenge last year during BTWW so I think we can sign up for this too.
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Hey dedhead - this is run by the Bike Fed and starts in May but will also be used in June for BTWW.

Back at ya from Appleton
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Isn't Wisconsin too busy giving tax breaks to millionaires to put any money into infrastructure?
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Our bike club at work is coordinating this for club members and all bike commuters - once the team is created on there. Emails and other communication on it are getting sent out soon. I'll be signed up for sure. Hopefully we get quite a few to sign up since we've got roughly 150 club members.
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Whatcha doin, 'der hey sickmtnbnutcase? That would be great. I can't wait until the Challenge starts on May 16th. One of the interesting features will be the reports - you can check and see the best individuals, teams, companies or cities in Wisconsin. Good luck to you and thanks for the help getting the word out.
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Man, if only we could get those billionaires to start cycling...
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Shouldberiding - you gonna join us?
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We run our own yearly challenge between a few of us at work with awards for mileage and flat tires.

I fowarded this to one of my buddies at KC we'll see if he's up to it!
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Dedhead - that is a nice award. We have a side bet going with another team at work - we lost last year and met at a local place and paid for pizza and drinks. However, it was so much fun we challenged them again last year.

Best of luck to and watch out for my team the Freeloaders!
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Sooo, am I the only one that can't figure out how to log miles?

Workout tab. Got it. This is kinda more difficult than I thought.

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Old 04-23-11, 02:17 PM   #15
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Hi highonpez - sounds like you got it, but if not use the green Log Trips Manually button. Good luck and let me know if any more questions.
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Ehh...I'll think about it.

I got out of the numbers game last year. Riding a bike is more pleasurable when I'm not looking at that stupid computer on my stem. Took it off and don't miss it.
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Yeah, the log trips manually looks way better to me. Now I just hope it stops snowing.
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Now at over 700 riders - thanks everyone for your support.
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Now at over 850 riders with 17 days before the Monday May 16 start. Have you joined yet? If not, do it now at www.challenge.bfw.org

Let's vote with our pedals and show what bicycling means in Wisconsin!
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