Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)

2016 Commuter Cup and National Bike Challenge

The 7th Annual Pueblo Commuter Cup Challenge will again join the 2016 National Bike Challenge to put Pueblo on the map for cycling!

  • Join the National Bike Challenge  (PeopleforBikes sponsors this along with these options you can automatically download data using Endomondo, Map My Ride or Strava) and your data will automatically be included in the "Pueblo County community challenge" if you register under a valid Pueblo County zip code.
  • First person at your worksite to register will be the company team leader.  All they have to do is share the correct spelling of the worksite team and promote the challenge to others to join. 
    • You can also start a social team with friends, family, club or team members. Again, the first person to register is the team leader. An interesting rivalry to watch will be Southern Colorado Triathlon Club vs. Cruisin' Pueblo team. 

      Past local results:  2013 Challenge   2014 Challenge    2015 Challenge     2016 Challenge

National Bike Challenge advantages:

  • Quick, easy online data submission that updates statistics every few minutes! 
  • Smart phone app from Endmondo makes data tracking and submission super easy!
  • Tracks miles ridden on bicycle outdoors.  It does not count indoor trainers, spinning bikes-get outside and ride!  Each day you can submit miles for traveling (commuting-not using a car to go somewhere), sport or mountain biking or all three if you do all three!  Each day you ride earns 20 points plus one point for every mile ridden.  
  • Website displays distance ridden, how many calories burned, how many dollars and CO2 saved for commute trips by individual, worksite, team and community.
  • Click on the "Leader Board" at the top and you can easily view other participant data, team data, worksite data and community data!  Start a friendly competition or just challenge yourself to chase someone down!
  • It's FREE and participants are eligible for national prizes as well as local prizes! 
  • Allows for fun, friendly competition locally and nationally!  Will also provide much needed data for pursuing grants for improvements for cycling in Pueblo County.  This data is very difficult to capture to show state, county and city leaders people really do ride here and funding for bicycle infrastructure is a wise and necessary investment.

Local Pueblo County Challenge:   Local challenge will emphasize commuting in May and June (National and Colorado Bike months) with point system shown below.  But monthly prizes will continue July through September as random drawings based on total points and other options to spread the cycling cheer and thank participants for riding and submitting data.  

May and June local challenge point system:   Individuals and worksites compete for the most points based on Commute miles submitted and participation at Bike to Work events. 

  • Pueblo Commuter Cup Point system:
    • 1 point for each commute mile (we cannot download this but determine it by multiplying total miles downloaded in May and June by the percentage of commute miles on your profile)
    • 5 points for signing in at Bike from Work Happy Hour on Thursday, May 19th
    • 5 points for signing in at each breakfast stop on Colorado Bike to Work Day on June 22th.
    • 0.1 points for total points accrued on the national challenge in May and June:  we want to include all cyclists and realize not everyone has the opportunity or schedule allowing them to commute to work, the store or library.  You earn 20 points each day you ride and a point for every mile ridden so points add up quickly.
  • Three divisions of companies compete for the traveling trophy and individual awards and prizes just like in previous years.  
  • Worksite Teams are divided into three divisions based on the number of employees.  A team leader needs to be identified to provide some team support, deliver prizes and provide employer demographics.  
  •  Follow the rules of the road and walk/ride at your own risk agreeing to this liability waiver.   

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