The local challenge of the National Bike Challenge just ended midnight last night. I’ve been tallying up the results and stats. Charlotte made it to the Top 20! Wow. We’ve come a long way.
I first found out about the National Bike Challenge from David Spranger, my bike hero. He is always on the leading edge of all things bike to me. I saw him post about it on facebook. In 2012, I started the CLT Spokes People team and recruited David and 6 other bike heros of mine. In 2013, I signed up to manage the local challenge in hopes of getting more people involved. I remember looking once and seeing Charlotte ranked 59th. I managed the challenge in 2014 with the Bart Stetler of Queen City Bicycles. 2015 Bart and Pel Deal of Crank Mafia Social Club joined in to help. And last night we managed to get on the Leader Board in 20th place for Charlotte.
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The National Bike Challenge – Charlotte celebration will take place Thursday October 15th at Birdsong Brewing from 7-8 pm. Join Bart at Queen City Bicycles at 6:30 to ride over. There will be a ride afterwards as well.
Now, let’s keep riding. Let’s see who can ride every day until the end of the year. I hope to see you out riding.