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Anyone doing the Trek challenge on Strava

Old 07-11-19, 07:54 AM
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Anyone doing the Trek challenge on Strava

I hit my 100 miles, so I followed the link to redeem for a t-shirt and I havenít gotten any confirmations and the redeem button is still on Strava. Did that redeem button go away for anyone? Did anyone get a email or anything from Trek?

Now I just need to get to 500mi so I can win that new bike!
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Old 07-11-19, 01:01 PM
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I have had the same experience. Others have gotten a notice that the shirts will be at their LBS in September but I haven’t. I wonder if I have some setting on my iPhone that is blocking a pop-up or something?
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Old 07-12-19, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by linnefaulk View Post
I have had the same experience. Others have gotten a notice that the shirts will be at their LBS in September but I havenít. I wonder if I have some setting on my iPhone that is blocking a pop-up or something?
I tweeted to Trek and they replied that that there isnít a confirmation email. So we just wait and see
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Old 07-12-19, 07:14 PM
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The real challenge of Strava challenges is redeeming the prize.

There's always some catch or issue or hidden agenda which in the end, makes it not worth it.

This one seems like a ploy to drive foot traffic into Trek resellers.


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Old 07-13-19, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
The real challenge of Strava challenges is redeeming the prize.

There's always some catch or issue or hidden agenda which in the end, makes it not worth it.

This one seems like a ploy to drive foot traffic into Trek resellers.


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Oh yeah but there is always something I need to buy so it works out.
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Old 07-13-19, 12:12 PM
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I had a problem redeeming on my phone, but no such problems when I tried again on the desktop. Got through the name, contact, size, LBS selection, etc and got to the screen telling me to expect the shirt in Sept. Sooooo try again. On a computer.
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Old 07-13-19, 01:05 PM
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I'm a bit cranky with Strava at the moment. The local leaderboards were getting a bit dramatic, so I decided to quit them. In the past, one could do this while keeping activities public; at some point, they changed the settings so that the only way to opt-out of leaderboards is to set activities so that they are either visible only to followers or private.

Both of these settings also preclude one from participating in challenges, so I will not be getting a cool T-shirt or those Rapha patches.
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Old 11-15-19, 03:31 PM
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I just picked up my shirt. The shirt is nothing special, I guess. 50/25/25 polyester/cotton/rayon, woolish-looking gray with a forgettable logo. I was actually more happy with the pamphlet that came with, not exactly a catalog, more like a collection of magazine articles featuring different Trek racers and other "brand ambassadors" and their bikes. It's sort of like an old pre-internet catalog but the old splash pages in between the bikes grew to overwhelm the bike pages. I like it.

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Old 11-15-19, 03:49 PM
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I like my Trek t-shirt. I've worn it a few times, but it comes in real handy to mop up sweat when I'm on the trainer.
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Old 11-15-19, 04:07 PM
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Also should note this got me into the store at the same time as my wife so we got to talk about what kind of bike the 5yo will get for his 6th bday... I see through your marketing tricks, Trek, I'm just going along with it!

I guess there were different shirts for higher mileage?
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Old 11-15-19, 08:00 PM
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Yes, different color shirts. I should have gotten the red shirt for crossing 500 miles but they sent me a gray one. No complaints though, a free shirt is a free shirt.
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I got my red 500 mile shirt a month or so ago. Nice basic tshirt. More red/orange than just red. Magazine was cool, too. No secret agenda that I could see.
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Old 11-16-19, 06:46 AM
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They come in blue as well, I like it.
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Old 11-16-19, 03:09 PM
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I got my red 500 mile shirt a month or so ago. Nice basic tshirt. More red/orange than just red. Magazine was cool, too. No secret agenda that I could see.
Yeah it wasn't really a secret. Just a means of getting you into the store to pick it up that they telegraphed pretty loudly.

I bought a few maintenance items I needed while I was there to pick up my shirt. I knew what this was when I did the challenge. I happily played along.

I got a free shirt. That store got my business that day. Everyone wins.
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Darn, too late to redeem. I didn't even pay attention to the free T-Shirt. I did it for the digital badge and to rack up mileage.
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Darn, too late to redeem. I didn't even pay attention to the free T-Shirt. I did it for the digital badge and to rack up mileage.
Call your shop. Mine told me someone-or-other was making them keep their shirts indefinitely
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Hope they do something like this in the future. Not a big deal, but would be a neat thing to be a part of.
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