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2013 National Bike Challenge

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 8:00am to Mon, 09/30/2013 - 10:30am

The 2013 National Bike Challenge is a free and fun program to help people across the U.S. improve their health, save on transportation, and reduce our impact on the environment. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself to ride your bicycle for exercise and transportation. It is fun, promotes teamwork and encourages a healthy lifestyle. It is a great opportunity to loose a few pounds while sculpting our glutes for the beach.

The warm-up period for this year’s challenge started March 1, putting the challenge way out in front of the weather thisy ear. The warm up period allows you to start logging your miles for fun. The official start of the challenge is May 1, and the challenge will run through September 30.

Why Participate in the Challenge?

  • Fun: You can join a team or ride individually. Either way you can track your progress versus yourfriends and you have a chance to win prizes.
  • Health: Participation in the challenge gives you a reason to get on your bike “today” and every day.
  • Economics: Bicycles do not need to stop at the gas pump! Using your bicycle for transportation saves money directly. More importantly, a healthy lifestyle can reduce health care costs.
  • Environment: Biking reduces greenhouse gases. Nearly 50% of all trips in metropolitan areas are three miles or less, making these trips a good distance for cycling.
  • Camaraderie: The web page for the National Bike Challenge has a networking application. This site is used to share information about cycling events and services. It also allows you to communicate with your friends and share information with the cycling community.

Join the challenge at Click the “Join” button and become a new user or join via your Facebook profile. Now you have the chance to list your workplace. Make sure to write it in exactly as Thilmany, LLC so that you will be counted with us.

The Challenge has many great prizes, and each month prizes will be given away to reward Challenge participants. The more you bike, the better your chance of winning will be! The Challenge uses a point system to encourage riding and measure your standing. You will receive 20 points for each day that you ride one mile or more plus one point for each mile that you ride.

To learn more about the Challenge, visit

To join a team, you will need to click on “Leaderboard” at the top of the page and navigate to the Teams section. Once there, a prompt will apear in the right side of the screen that says" It looks like you're riding solo! Click here to join a team." Once there, you'll be able to join our team.

Sandy and I created a team for Gelandesprung and the Sly Foxes called "Skiers Roll." There is no limit to the number of team members; everyone is welcomed to join.

There is a Facebook page for the Challenge – once you join, you can encourage others, just “Like” the Facebook page!



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Gelandesprung Meaning


a jump, usually over an obstacle, in which one plants both poles in the snow in advance of the skis, bends close to the ground, and propels oneself chiefly by the use of the poles.


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