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 August. Hosted by Scooter. The theme this month is Virtual Arboretum: Let’s build a gallery of distinguished trees, and where possible let us know what the species is; or show us enough identifying characteristics so we can help you make the identification. Extra credit if you feature a species native to your area.
And, for this month only you don’t need to have your bicycle in the same frame with the tree. You do though need to include a bike somewhere in the post, but it’s fine to have a clean, unobstructed view of your prized tree.
And, to make things even easier, you don’t even need to post a living tree. If you’re living in a dead zone, or find a fallen soldier you particularly admire, that’s fine too.
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.