About the Bike the Triangle Challenge


The Bike the Triangle challenge encourages and rewards cyclists for choosing a healthy and active transportation choice. From May 1st – 31st, cyclists will earn points by choosing bicycling as their travel mode and tracking those bicycle trips on Share the Ride NC. 


Cycling trips can include trips for commutes to work, errands, adventure, or health and fitness. Individual cyclists or teams of cyclists record each bicycle trip to earn points and get entered in drawings for prizes.


Are you ready for the Bike the Triangle challenge?



 


Join or create a team in 3 easy steps:

To sign up for the Bike the Triangle Challenge, you’ll need to form or join a team.

Team sizes options:
     
Individual
     
Two Person Team
     
Small-Group (3 to 5 members)
     
Large Group (6 to 10 members)

1


Login to STRNC.org, or click Register in the top right corner of the site to create a new account

2


Click Challenges, located on the right side of your commute dashboard 

3


Select the Bike the Triangle Challenge, search for your team name and click Join or create a new team

How to Earn Points

The Bike the Triangle Challenge encourages and rewards participants for taking bicycle trips often. 

Here are all the ways participants can earn points:

  1. Bicycle trips tracked in the Share the Ride NC Commute Calendar earn one (1) point with a maximum of three (3) points earned per day. The Commute Calendar is in the top toolbar under Log My Commute.
  2. Riding your bike every day is a challenge, and we know this, so each day that a participant tracks at least one bicycle trip, they'll earn two (2) bonus points.
  3. What about the distance of bicycle trips? Distance matters, but the distance of cycling trips doesn't earn points. In a tie, the team with the furthest distance traveled will be the tie-breaker.

The more you ride your bike, the more points you earn. Still have questions. Be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions.


Prizes


Each time you log a trip for the Bike the Triangle Challenge, you’ll earn points to reach the top of the leaderboards and be entered into drawings for that week. 


At the end of the challenge, we will have awards for cyclists who logged the most trips, and a Grand Prize drawing for a train getaway!


Weekly prizes can include:

     Koka Booth prize package

     Memberships to bike advocacy groups

     Gift cards to Triangle businesses


 

How to log your trips


Trip Logging

To log your walk or bike ride after you’ve after you’ve completed the trip:

  1. Log on to the Share the Ride NC (STRNC) mobile app or sign into strnc.org from your phone.
  2. Under My Logged Commutes, click + Log a trip. Or, you can click the calendar icon on the left side of your dashboard.
  3. Click and drag the biking icon under Travel Mode to the Commute Calendar and fill in the details of your trip.

App Integrations

Automatically sync data from active lifestyle apps like Strava, FitBit, Garmin and UnderArmour to the Bike the Triangle Challenge. Here’s how:

  1. Sign in to your Share the Ride NC account.
  2. On the homepage of your Commute Dashboard, you can see a section overlaying the map entitled Connections. Click Connect.
  3. Select the app you’d like to connect to, sign in on that app, and connect.

Once you’re connected, all trips that you log using that app will be automatically logged into the Share the Ride NC platform at the end of the day.


Stay updated throughout the challenge


Each week, Share the Ride NC will email a weekly update to all participants in the Bike the Triangle Challenge. This update will include a list of weekly prize winners, a tally of team points in each size category, a summary of miles and emissions reduced to date, and interesting facts about alternative transportation.


Tip: Ask your IT department to whitelist @sharetheridenc.org and @gotriangle.org so participants will be able to receive these updates and other communications.


For any questions about the Bike the Triangle Challenge or Share the Ride NC, contact Share the Ride NC at admin@sharetheridenc.org, or (919) 485-7484.


To learn more about Bike Month and all the events happening near you, visit https://gotriangle.org/bikemonth