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. Hosted this month by Greg.
All you have to do in order to meet the March Challenge is match a bike ride to a piece of music — a regular song, a symphony, an operatic aria, a jazz number, a rambling rap riff, some kind of avant garde performance art. A happy song, sad song, old song, new song, short song, long song, fast song, slow song, silly song, or whatever strikes your fancy. I already know most of you like music and I’m pretty sure ALL of you like to ride your bike. It can’t get much easier than that.
You can think of a favorite song and use it to inspire your bike ride or, conversely, you can go on your bike ride and see if that inspires a song in your head and heart. You don’t have to post any audio or video of your song, but you can if you want to. You don’t have to pick a famous song, but you can if you want to. You don’t have to incorporate any lyrics in your post, but you can if you want to. You don’t have to do this more than one time to meet the challenge, but you can if you want to. You don’t even have to have fun, but you can if you want to. There are NO RULES!
Well, there are two rules, I guess. 1) Provide the title of your song, and 2) tell us how you used the song to influence your ride.
Holidays Challenge. hosted by Nancy G. Ride and take a photo with or without bike in the picture, on the DAY OF A HOLIDAY each month. Doesn’t matter which holiday, and you may recognize a holiday that not everyone else does. That doesn’t matter either — whatever holiday is in the month works.
Previous Cycle365 Challenges:
The Great Portable Restroom Challenge. Hosted by Greg. You can take a picture of any local porta-john. Try to include your bike. It doesn’t even have to be a PORTABLE restroom, but it definitely DOES have to be a restroom that’s not connected to any modern plumbing. In other words, a permanent outhouse with a pit toilet is acceptable–especially if it has a crescent moon carved in the door. See link for details.
Cycle Life Challenge 2019. Hosted by Kathleen. Active from 8 March through 29 April 2019. Synopsis: Take seven rides, and on each one contribute to the local economy. 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.
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.
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.