Biking to campus? Sign up for national bike challenge

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No matter if you bicycle to Colorado State University as a student or staff member, ride to save time or money, spin your pedals to preserve the environment or your health, explore northern Colorado, or just bike to get to campus, National Bike Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated at CSU and across the country. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more people to giving biking a try.

As part of May’s bike month celebration, the 2018 National Bike Challenge starts on May 1. The challenge allows individuals to earn points for teams that compete against each other for bike miles ridden during the month. You can partner with colleagues and friends to form a team of up to eight riders, and you can win prizes for tallying points. Sign up now and get your team ready to compete.

To participate you will need to create a free Love to Ride account and use a free app to record your rides. The apps to use include Ride Report, Strava, Map My Ride, and Love to Ride. Ride Report is recommended for its ease of use, automatic trip recording, and quick registration process.

To learn more about how this year’s challenge is structured, read this FAQ.

For more information about the National Bicycle Challenge, biking to or around campus, or help signing up for the challenge, contact Aaron Buckley at or 970-491-2492.