THE BICYCLE IS FUN, HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION
Simsbury is hosting the Bike-To-It Pledge, a community event to encourage people of all ages to bike for transportation during Simsbury’s Bike Month celebration (May 1 – June 4). Make the pledge to take one or more bike trips for transportation, then keep track of your rides to shops, restaurants, work, school, parks, etc. Report how you did at the end of the pledge period for a chance to win prizes and awards.
Community members and Groups (household, club, troop, workplace, school, etc. ) are invited to help us reach our community goal of 350 transportation bike trips. Participation in this event supports a healthy, sustainable and Bicycle Friendly Simsbury, one bike trip at a time.
Live, work, volunteer or ride in Simsbury.
Adults/teens may register as an Individual Rider or Group Leader
Adults/teens/children may participate as a Group Member; no registration required.
Groups need one Adult/Teen to register as a Group Leader. GROUP INSTRUCTIONS
How to Log Rides
Easy, Low Tech:
Use our paper Bike Trip Log to record trips and calculate TOTAL trips. Instructions provided.
This option is available for Individual Riders only, ages 13 and up (no Groups). Use LoveToRide to log and submit trip information for the Bike-to-It Pledge and the Simsbury Bike Challenge. Log your trip information (including mileage) manually or sync from fitness apps Strava or Map My Ride. You must be in the Simsbury.Bike group/club on LoveToRide, and rides must be tagged as transportation rides in LoveToRide to count in the Bike-To-It Pledge.
Counting Transportation "Trips"
A bike trip for transportation is a ride made for getting to or from somewhere (shops, restaurants, work, school, etc.).
1 Trip = One-way ride (A to B)
2 Trips = Round trip (A to B to A)
3 Trips = 2-stop (A to B to C to A)
For a group, if 2 riders plus a child in a bike trailer bike to the library and back home, that equals 6 Trips
We will be offering prizes (e.g., gift certificates/coupons to local businesses, bike gear) donated by generous business sponsors, awarded through random selection of Individual Riders and Group Leaders logging Transportation Trips during the prize period. Leaders in a number of categories will be recognized including Top Individual Rider, Group(s).
Notes This is meant to be a fun community event. Riders are asked to use the honor systems when logging/reporting results. Please bike safely and follow the rules of the road. We will do our best to fairly recognize riders and award prizes. All prizes are subject to change. All decisions are final.
Please contact challenge@Simsbury.Bike if you have questions.
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