New York

Bike New York Announces Spoketober Challenge

11 Sep, 2020

Bike New York is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever virtual event, the Spoketober Challenge. It’s a month-long celebration on two wheels made just for you, designed to keep you in touch with your bike, your fellow riders, and the singular joy of seeing life from behind the handlebars.

Here's how to get involved:

  • Register here. Your $15 entry fee unlocks access to prize opportunities, fundraising incentives, and plenty of signup perks from our generous sponsors. (The entry fee is waived for 2020 Tour Registrants and reduced for Bike New York Members and Volunteers. If that applies to you, keep an eye on your inbox for more info within the next few hours.) 
  • Ride every day—or almost every day, do what works for you!—over the course of October. Earn points every day you take a ride that's 5 miles or longer; the more points you earn, the closer you get to winning prizes. As the month rolls along, check out your progress and the Spoketober standings on our interactive leaderboard app!
  • Supercharge your Spoketober by turning your ride into a fundraiser. We'll provide all the tools you need to easily engage prospective supporters. Hit donation milestones and you'll automatically earn Challenger-exclusive cycling apparel by Primal Wear.

We'll top off the month with a wicked good time: a virtual Spoketoberfestwhere we'll recognize your accomplishments, help you catch up with fellow Challengers, and look back on a festive month of wellness and discovery!

Why ride?

  • To make a commitment to your physical and mental health. Setting achievable daily goals is an instant motivational mood boost, and your bike couldn't be happier to go along for the ride. So go out and find yourself an autumn adventure or two. We can't wait to hear what awesome things you find along the way.
  • To snag some fab-boo-lous prizes.Our partners at Trek, New Belgium, NYU Langone Health, Primal Wear, Clif Bar, Nuun, and Kryptonite are giving participants an even sweeter reason to keep on pedaling. See what your daily rides can earn you here
  • To keep bike education free, accessible, and thriving.Every dollar from Spoketober registration and fundraising efforts will directly power Bike New York's innovative free education and community programs. Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, we've met the moment and pioneered safe, socially distant ways to continue our mission. Learn more about Bike New York's work and why it's critical that bike education remains open and available to the public here.

Our passion for cycling is something that unites us on a fundamental level. The love of the ride transcends borders, language barriers, and cultural differences—it's a pastime and a lifestyle with the power to unite us even when unprecedented difficulties keep us apart.

When the road gets rough, we ride together. Take on the Spoketober Challenge and see what incredible things you can accomplish this fall.


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