BikeDFW is the local advocacy host for much of North Texas - so far we have 160 riders, 17 teams, and 30 cities represented. We're also featuring local photography on our landing page - a different photo each month of the challenge.
Here's some info on the Challenge from the League of American Bicyclists:
"Last year, the National Bike Challenge brought 30,000 riders together to ride an incredible 12 million miles. This year we're going bigger and farther: 50,000 riders and 20 million miles.
To get there, we need your help!
The 2013 Challenge begins on May 1. It is an opportunity to challenge yourself -- and your friends, family, and colleagues -- to ride more often.
Participation is free, and open to anyone in the United States, or who is employed by a participating U.S.-based company.
Join Now - the Challenge starts on Wednesday!
Connect: When you join, you'll see who else is riding in your community or workplace. You can invite your colleagues to participate, or pull your friends together on a team. The comments board is a great place to meet people, swap stories, and get and give pep talks.
Compete: When you ride, you win points for your employer, your community, and your state. You also become eligible for prize drawings after you've logged just five days on your bike.
Celebrate: Uniting so many riders and logging so many miles shows the impact of bicycling. You'll feel the energy as we ride together to our goal!
Sign up at www.nationalbikechallenge.org
and join us at facebook.com/National-Bike-Challenge."