BIKE IT Challenge Week 1!

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Safety First!

HELMETS, HELMETS, HELMETS!!! It is STRONGLY recommended that you wear a helmet at ALL times while riding your bike. About 800 bicyclists are killed and another 500,000 end up in the emergency room each year in the United States. Wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85%. It's a no-brainer! Put your helmet on and keep that noggin safe!

Is Your Helmet Safe and Effective?

  • NEVER use a helmet that has a crack, is broken, or has been in a crash
  • Your helmet should fit correctly to your head:
    • Your helmet should sit level on your head and rest low on the forehead, NOT TILTED BACK
    • Your eyes should be able to see the edge of your helmet when looking upward
    • If you open your mouth, you should feel the helmet pull down on your head
    • When you shake your head from side to side, your helmet should not move more than 1/2"
    • The straps on the side of your head should form a 'V' just under your ear lobes
    • For more information, here's an article from Harvard and a illustration below:
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Be Smart: Prevent Biking Injuries

  • Always wear a helmet, no matter your age and ensure it fits correctly (see diagram above)
  • Fluorescent clothing can make bicyclists visible from further away compared to regular clothing during the daytime
  • Reflective clothing and materials on bikes can make bicyclists at night
  • Active lighting (front white lights, rear red lights, or other lighting on the bicycle or bicyclist) may improve the visibility of bicyclists and is required by law in most states when riding after dark.

Get Out and Ride!

Find the bike paths in your city! Click on your city to find your bike map:

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Let's Get Rollin'!

LOG IN and record your BIKE IT Challenge stats TODAY! Jump on the stationary bike, rollerblades, or get outside and enjoy the fresh air with a free-standing bicycle. Each time you bike, you earn points!

Every 30 minutes of 5+ miles of biking you complete, you receive 10 points. Wear a helmet and earn an easy 5 points!

BONUS! Every day you ride your bike instead of drive, you earn 10 extra points. Examples include grocery shopping, going out to eat, running errands, etc.

Earn 100 points and get entered into a gift card drawing. Make it all the way to 200 points and be entered for a chance to win this Garmin Forerunner 955 Solar Watch! Every additional 100 points gives you an additional entry in the watch drawing.

BIKE IT Challenge runs from July 9- August 5.

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