Atlanta Bike Challenge 101
Whether you’re an avid biker who has ridden to work for years or a newbie that has yet to experience the joys of cycling, the Atlanta Bike Challenge has something for you.
From September 28 – October 19, the third-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge will be going strong all over the metro area. You just have to ride your bike 10 minutes a day to participate! Log your trip at ATLBikeChallenge.com or through the Love to Ride mobile app to qualify for great prizes.
Be sure to select City of Decatur as your team when you register.
What’s the goal? It’s all about participation – who can get the most people to ride a bike? It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try.
Throughout the Atlanta Bike Challenge, participants will qualify for awesome prizes. However, to be eligible for the grand prize, you must log cycling trips to and from work. And by participating, you’ll get bragging rights when you reach goals and recruit coworkers to join in on the fun.
Tools for the Two-Wheeled Commuter
The Atlanta Bike Challenge (September 28-October 19) is the perfect opportunity to update your smartphone with the latest tools to improve your ride, track your progress, and help advance Metro Atlanta infrastructure for bicyclists. Whether you’re a new cyclist or an avid rider, there’s something out there for you.
- Love to Ride: The official app of the Atlanta Bike Challenge! Use this tool to record your ride quickly and easily using either GPS tracking or a manual entry. Remember, each time you log a ride, you are eligible to win prizes like movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, and bike bags.
- Cycle Atlanta: Record your bicycle trips to give City of Atlanta transportation planners the data they need to make Atlanta a better place to ride. The app uses GPS to record your routes in real time, gathering data about which routes cyclists prefer. You can even report problems along the way, like potholes and obstructed bike lanes, to help planners make improvements to bicycle infrastructure.
- Google Maps: While improvements are still being made, features allow cyclists to see a quick overview of bike paths, bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads in your area, as well as elevation changes on your suggested routes so you can find the flattest or most efficient route possible. The latest version includes voice commands for questions like “What time will I get there” or “What’s my next turn?”
- Bike Doctor: From replacing a cable to fixing a flat tire, this app will cover it. Even a complete beginner will be able to master the bike tune-up by following the instructions and photos. There are even additional guides to show you how to prevent the most common maintenance errors.
Now that you’ve got the tools, enter the challenge! Learn more about cycling and sign up for the third-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge at ATLBikeChallenge.com. Sign up, recruit teammates at your workplace, win awesome prizes, and compete for the ultimate Atlanta cyclist bragging rights!
To find out more and to register, visit ATLBikeChallenge.com. And connect with us through the Facebook event.