Wednesday, December 17, 2014

VES Global 50-Day Challenge Ride

Start 2015 off with an epic 50-Day ride! Bike at least 1 hour a day for 50 consecutive days. Ride outside or indoor. Do a 1 hour ride, two 30-minute rides, whatever ... just spend at least 1 hour total per day on a bike starting January 1 and finishing February 19.

To participate simply join the Facebok Event

Please share this event. Get your friends to join you on this adventure and ride together as often as you can.

Success Parties will be held worldwide at various locations on the night of Friday February 21st! Party dates and locations will be posted here and on the Facebook Event as they're announced.

Community Sponsors
Awesome bike shops helping cyclists in their communities participate in the VES Global 50-Day Ride Challenge. [Click here to become a community sponsor.]
Shreveport, Louisiana
Charlottesville, Virginia

Fayetteville, West Virginia

The Rule: Ride a bicycle at least 1-hour a day for 50 Consecutive Days from Jan 1 through Feb 19.

To get the most fun, benefit and sense of accomplishment out of the VES Global 50-Day Ride Challenge really try to adhere to “The Rule”. This is about overcoming the challenges and experiencing the joys and adventures of riding every day.

“Mama T” 30 minute Option: If you’re not able to carve out a full hour a day, Mama T can still get you biking! Just ride at least 30 minutes per day for 50 consecutive days. You can do this!

If riding all 50 days is not possible, then ride as many days as you reasonably and safely can, and see the following FAQs:

Frequently Asked Questions:

“Can I ride on a stationary trainer? Rollers? Spin class? The exercise bike at the hotel?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Riding outside is the most fun, and super highly recommended, but all types of outdoor and indoor bicycle riding are allowable.

“Can I ride for 2 hours the next day to make up for a missed day?”
This challenge is for you. The idea is to experience the joy and benefits of daily cycling. Try not to miss, but if you do, the most important thing is to get on the bike again the day after you miss. Don’t let missing one day derail you!

“If I’m not feeling well can I skip a day, or two?”
If you’re not feeling well try this prescription: Ride a bicycle for 1 hour, drink lots of fluids, eat plenty of vegetables, spend time with people that love you and get a good nights sleep. If that doesn’t work, try doubling the dosage. (While meant as a joke, that prescription is actually alarmingly effective. If you’re not feeling well, use your best judgement and consult a doctor to determine whether riding is in the best interest of your health.)

“I just heard about / discovered the VES Global 50-Day Ride Challenge, but it started XX days ago - can I still join?”
YES! Just add the number of days you missed to the end of the challenge. So if you missed the first 5 days, then for you the challenge will end on 2/24 instead of 2/19.

“What happens at the end of the VES Global 50-Day Ride Challenge?”

On February 19th most participants will be happier, stronger, more fit and physically, emotionally and mentally healthier than they were before the start of the challenge. By accepting this challenge you’re giving yourself an incredible gift ... making a commitment to do something that’s fantastic for you! Your being happier and healthier makes the world a better place for everyone your life touches. Our hope for you after the 50-Day Challenge? We hope you keep riding and inspire others to join you! If backcountry adventure mountain biking is your thing - join us for one of the other 13 FREE events in the Virginia Endurance Series