Get ready. The Million Mile Challenge happens right here starting Monday. You'll be able to register and log miles starting Monday, May 1, 2017.
Rocio Martinez of Fresno is the winner of the grand prize Trek 7.0 FX bike from Sunnyside Bicycles. Congrats, Rocio! Enjoy your new bike!
Log miles this month and you'll be entered to win a brand-new Trek 7.0 FX bicycle from Sunnyside Bicycles in Fresno and Reedley. This easy-to-ride bike is great for commuting, distance riding, or just pedaling around the neighborhood with the family. It comes in either standard or step-through frames and will be sized appropriately for the winner.
All you have to do is log your miles to win! The random winner will be selected the first week of June.
Welcome to the soft launch of Central Valley Bike Month.
The expansion of the Million Mile Challenge to the whole Central Valley has been a dream of the Bike Happy Foundation from the beginning, and this last year we set out to make it happen. Unfortunately, the funding grants we were pursuing to pay for this very website didn't go through and it left us in a bit of a lurch, and we haven't been able to complete payment on the development of the site.
Generously, the company that created this site, STLi Web Solutions, has allowed us to upload the site as we continue to pursue raising the remainder of the payment. This is a HUGE blessing as we are able to share this thing everyone has been working very hard on now, instead of waiting until next year. We are calling this a “soft launch” because there will be a few other site features and prize giveaways all month long coming for 2017.
We are diligently pursing other grants and sponsorship opportunities in order to complete payment on the site. No one at the Bike Happy Foundation is paid staff. Everything we do is volunteered to bring the Million Mile Challenge to you every May. Any money we raise goes right back into bringing these projects to the public.
If you love riding your bike and find value in our Bike Month activities, consider donating to our Generosity campaign to help fund the completion of the CVBM website and Bike Month activities going forward. Thanks!
Register students to challenge, and track riding by, different schools and colleges.
If you have a child who likes to ride you can register them under your main user account. Go to EDIT PROFILE and click ADD/EDIT STUDENTS near the top. Click "Add a Student or Group of Students..." There you can register your child (choose "Individual"), their school, and their teacher. Once you have your child registered, when your click to LOG MILES, you can select them in the NAME dropdown. Any miles they log will also be logged to their school which you can see listed under the CHALLENGES link. It's a great way to get kids riding and our local schools participating in creating healthier students!
If you are a high school or college student, you can register yourself as a student under your own user account. Go to EDIT PROFILE and click ADD/EDIT STUDENTS near the top. Click "Add a Student or Group of Students..." There you can register yourself (choose "Self"), your school, and your teacher (if applicable). Once you have yourself registered, when your click to LOG MILES, any miles you log will also be logged to your school which you can see listed under the CHALLENGES link.
Welcome to the first ever Central Valley Bike Month! Central Valley Bike Month adds a whole new dimension to Bike Month in Fresno, Merced, Madera, Tulare, and Kings Counties. Our goal is to unite all the different cities and counties of the region, and their events, as we work together to show that bicycling is a fun, viable mode of transportation.
During this first year, we're soft launching without all the bells and whistles, so you can get an idea of where we're headed in the future. Explore the site, log your miles, challenge friends, and enjoy the ride.
Everyone in the region can log their miles in the Million Mile Challenge, as we ride toward a collective one million miles during the month of May. It's all going down right here at the all-new CentralValleyBikeMonth.com, where you can log your Bike Month miles and challenge others.
Do you already have Bike Month events planned? Great! All local events will continue as planned, and our site serves as a calendar for everyone's Bike Month events across the Valley. So wherever you are, you'll know what's going on everywhere else.
Be sure to follow us on social media for more news and chances to win prizes throughout the month. We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — @cvbikemonth. We hope you like what we've been working on for Central Valley Bike Month. But we've still got a long way to go. You can help us get there by donating to our funding campaign and spreading the word.
Thanks for riding!
Central Valley Bike Month is a project of the Bike Happy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.