2019 Valley Bike Month Challenge Apr 1 to Apr 30, 2019

Valley Bike Month 2019

Access your inner Cycle Power during April Valley Bike Month. Have fun, improve your health and enter to win great prizes, too!

Compete with teams of bicyclists valley-wide. Winning team participants get a limited-edition Challenge Winner t-shirt, a pair of ShareTheRide socks, and a celebration at a Valley venue as shown below.

  • Small Team (5-10 members): Short Leash Hot Dogs - 4221 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix.
    One free hot dog, $3 beers, and a Short Leash commemorative item per team member
  • Medium Team (11-15 members): Z'Tejas Paradise Valley - 10625 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. 
    Up to $200 worth of appetizers plus non-alcoholic beverages. Happy hour pricing for drinks. 
  • Large Team (16 - 20 members): Phoenix Ale Brewery taproom - 3002 E. Washington St. Phoenix, 85034.
    One free menu item, soft drink, and Phoenix Ale Brewery commemorative item per team member; $1 off beer.

Register your team by midnight on March 22, 2019. Team members must join by midnight on March 31, 2019. No new teams or team members will be accepted after the deadline.

See all the rules by selecting the Instructions/Rules tab below.

Team NameConfirmed
Participants
TripsDistance
Miles
Calories
Burned
Fuel Saved
Gal
GHG Saved
Lbs
Team Members
Logging Trips
Team Size Group16 To 20
Honeywell Cyclists206644,240225,1851983,89990.0 %
Siouxsie and the Cyclepaths (Private)196432,865152,1591342,632100.0 %
SpinGeeks204902,677142,1571252,461100.0 %
Life in the Bike Lane (Public)202901,70690,544801,56780.0 %
Team Size Group11 To 15
AZ Single Speed (Private)154101,80896,017851,663100.0 %
PedalProud131551,43776,326671,32184.6 %
Glendale Gears1313583344,26439765100.0 %
ConcordCruisers1110580542,7733874181.8 %
Team Size Group5 To 10
All I Do Is Schwinn102141,55982,823731,432100.0 %
Outspokin' (Private)1015286846,0744179780.0 %
Team PIMC86125413,5231223462.5 %
Team Size Group < 5
Tempe Bike Riders on the Storm 43428515,1501326275.0 %
My Organization

Valley Bike Month Team Challenge Rules

Any ShareTheRide user can join the Commuter Challenge by forming or joining a team. There is no fee to participate. Teams must have at least five members to win prizes. For assistance increasing your team size, email ShareTheRide@valleymetro.org.

Both “Commute” and “Personal” bicycle trips taken April 1 – 30 qualify; limit 6 trips per day. Trips must be added to your Commute Calendar by midnight on May 7, 2019.

Within each size category, the following criteria will be used to decide the winning team:

  • Percentage of team members participating
  • Number of bicycle trips tracked
  • Number of bicycle miles tracked

User instructions:

  1. You must be a registered user of ShareTheRide to participate.
  2. Log in or create your account.
  3. Select Commuter Challenge.
  4. Find your team by selecting Team Standings.
  5. Join your team by selecting Join Team.
  6. Enter bicycle trips in the Commute Calendar under My Trip Tracker.

If your team is not listed, you may create one:

  • Select Register New Team
  • Note the number of members on your team – this is your size category.
  • You must have at least five team members to compete for prizes.
  • Invite friends or colleagues to join by selecting My Team Status.
  • Select Toolkit for promotional materials.

Valley Bike Month Team Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How does the Team Challenge work?

A: ShareTheRide.com members can create a team or join an existing team. Teams compete with other teams in their size category. See Instructions/Rules for winning criteria. 

 

Q: Is there a cost to join the Team Challenge?

A: No, it’s free to participate.

 

Q: How many people does it take to win the Team Challenge?

A: Teams must have at least five members to win prizes. Email ShareTheRide@valleymetro.org for help adding team members.

 

Q: What does my team receive if we win?

A: Winning team members get great prizes! Check the Challenge’s main page for details.

 

Q: Do all my tracked trips count toward the Challenge?

A: Up to six Business or Personal bicycle trips per participant, per day will count toward Challenge totals.

 

Q: Do carpool, vanpool, or transit trips count toward this Team Challenge?

A: No, only bike trips count for the Valley Bike Month Team Challenge.

 

Q: How do I restrict membership on my team?

A: If you want to limit membership, we suggest you indicate that in your team name. For example, ACME Industry Employees or Jones Family and Friends. Also, be prepared to (nicely) explain your group is private if you need to remove a member.

 

Q. My team is open to anyone – How do I indicate that?

A: If your team is open to anyone, use a more generic name such as Any Bike Commuter, West Side Riders, or Everybody’s Welcome.

 

Q: How do I invite new people to join my team?

A: Select My Team Status after creating your team. To add members, select Add New Participant. Note: Each person you invite to the Challenge needs to finish creating and confirm their profile and/or log in (if they’re already a ShareTheRide.com user) to finish joining the team. Or, send friends and colleagues to ShareTheRide.com to join.

 

Q. How do I know which team I should join?

A: Simply pick a team and select Join Team. If the team is restricted, the team leader will let you know.

 

Q: How do I switch to another team?

A: From the Challenge page, send an email to the team leader to request they delete you from the team. Once you are removed from the first team, you will be able to join another.