Cycle365 Challenges: Join Us!

Some smiling faces from Cycle365 Challenges

Cycle365 Challenges are a great way to get inspired to ride, a great way to share your rides, and a great way to inspire others to ride. Cycle365 riders are welcome to add Challenges for themselves and others to share. To create a Challenge, just submit a post as usual with the rules and guidelines. Everyone is welcome to participate in all or part of each Challenge. (Of course, all bicycling posts are always welcome, and it’s never necessary to be part of any Challenge.)

Current Cycle365 Challenges:

Cycle365 Challenge of the Month for February. Hosted by Bill. Active from 1 February through 28 February 2019. Synopsis: Take a photo of the weather — or something showing the results of the weather — and your bike. Could be heat, cold, snow, ice, hail, rain, mud, sky, sun, clouds, mist, fog, wind, tornado, hurricane, cyclone, flood, sand storm, lightning, etc. Be sure to include your bike in the photo. Optionally, also include your smiling (or grumbly) face and/or companion(s).

Previous Cycle365 Challenges:

Coffeeneuring Challenge 2018. Hosted by Kathleen. Active from 12 October 2018 through 25 November 2018. Synopsis: Pedal to seven different destinations. Drink coffee (or similar beverage) at each destination. Take a photo of your bike and beverage at each destination. See link for details.

Cycle Days Challenge 2018. Hosted by Suzanne. Active all year. Synopsis: Pick a number; take that many rides during the year; post a bike photo for each ride. See link for details.

Thanksgiving Challenge. Hosted by Em, the Navigator. Active from 1 November through 30 November 2018. Synopsis: Ride your bike somewhere and perform some sort of community service. See link for details.

Equinox Challenge. Hosted by Rich. One day only. Synopsis: Line up your bike on an east-west road, and take a photo as the sun rises or sets. See link for details.

Solstice Challenge. Hosted by Rich. Active on and shortly before and after the solstice. Synopsis: Line up your bike on an east-west road, and take a photo as the sun rises or sets. See link for details.

Cycle Life Challenge 2018. Hosted by Kathleen. Active from 9 March through 30 April 2018. Synopsis: Take seven rides, and on each one contribute to the local economy. See link for details.

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

16 response to "Cycle365 Challenges: Join Us!"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: March 15, 2018

    Great publicity, Bill! I shared it on FB. Not that the handfull of people I am friends with ride bikes. But it looks good and I even got a like.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: March 15, 2018

      Hi Suzanne,

      Scott agreed it might be a good idea to have a reminder like this at the top of the page for awhile. If nothing else, it should help new users and visitors recognize what the heck all these CLC posts are about.

      By the way, at the conclusion of the CLC we plan to start a series of monthly challenges. They will be simple, single-ride challenges in which you need to go for a ride of any length and take a photo of your bike (with or without yourself) in the picture with the target of the monthly challenge. Each monthly target will be something like a bridge or an interesting building or a geographical feature or something along those lines. We’ll provide more info at the conclusion of the CLC.

      • By: Suzanne Posted: March 15, 2018

        Hi Bill,
        I think the idea of a monthly challenge is excellent! These challenges are motivating. It somehow makes a difference if you ride with the intention of writing about it and posting it for others to read.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: October 1, 2018

    Not sure if I’m clear about the rules on this one, Bill. Are you saying there should be a bike in it? And specifically the poster’s bike and Image? I get confused so easily.

    Who’d have thought you’d suggest selfies as a theme?

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 1, 2018

      No problem, Scott. I’ll have my attorneys huddle with your attorneys regarding the rules. 😉

  3. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: October 8, 2018

    Thanks for adding Coffeeneuring to the challenges article, Bill. Now, can it be added to Categories?

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 8, 2018

      Hello, Dearest Goddess. When I emerged from Death Valley, the Cycle365 site had changed a little, with the list of categories in the righthand column looking different. I assume Scott did that (or perhaps he just performed an upgrade) while I was off the grid. Last night I added the Coffeeneuring category. When creating a new post, Coffeeneuring is available for selection under the Challenges heading to the right of the main column. I don’t know why it’s not showing up when viewing pages (as opposed to when posting). Before I start messing around with anything, I want to hear from Scott, because he might have made some intentional changes to the site. But the bottom line is that posts can now be flagged as Coffeeneuring, so that part is good to go.

      • By: Scooter Posted: November 1, 2018

        I didn’t see this before. I didn’t knowingly change anything. What was different?

        • By: Bill Stone Posted: November 1, 2018

          At this point I don’t remember. But in any event I think all is well. I’ve been adding and updating Challenge categories, and also retroactively adding the new category to the post that initiated it, such as Em’s Thanksgiving Challenge.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: October 8, 2018

      Okay, Coffeeneuring wasn’t showing up as a category when viewing pages because no post had been tagged with that category. I went into your post, tagged it, and now Coffeeneuring should show up in the list of categories all the time, not just when creating a new post.

      • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: October 8, 2018

        Wow. You’re good. And fast. Now, can I have this week’s lottery numbers? Thanks in advance.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: January 3, 2019

    Where do we go to see a list of the challenges that have been offered?

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: January 3, 2019

      Nancy wrote: Where do we go to see a list of the challenges that have been offered?

      That can be found on the same page where your question is located, but a little closer to the top, under the bold heading “Previous Cycle365 Challenges.” Currently there are six old Challenges listed under that heading.

      Here’s the page. Scroll down to the “Previous Cycle365 Challenges” heading.

      • By: NancyG Posted: January 3, 2019

        I saw that category, but I don’t see the previous ‘monthly’ challenges listed — the ones you do each month Bill.

        • By: NancyG Posted: January 3, 2019

          OK — I just found the list. I did not realize that if I clicked on current challenge (January) that it would take me to the list of them all.

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