Cycle365 Challenges: Join Us!
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. These vary from month to month, but involve photographing the item (or concept) selected each month, along with your bike. For example, prior monthly Challenges have specified bridges, emptiness, arches, the color blue, and so on. Watch posts below toward the end of each month to discover the Challenge issued for the upcoming month. (Scott usually selects the topic, but suggestions are welcome.)
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.
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22 response to "Cycle365 Challenges: Join Us!"
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like a great idea!
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?
No problem, Scott. I’ll have my attorneys huddle with your attorneys regarding the rules. 😉
Thanks for adding Coffeeneuring to the challenges article, Bill. Now, can it be added to Categories?
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.
I didn’t see this before. I didn’t knowingly change anything. What was different?
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.
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.
Wow. You’re good. And fast. Now, can I have this week’s lottery numbers? Thanks in advance.
Where do we go to see a list of the challenges that have been offered?
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.
I saw that category, but I don’t see the previous ‘monthly’ challenges listed — the ones you do each month Bill.
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.
Scott, as I think Greg and Suzanne (and maybe you) are possibly joining my challenge, Should this be listed under Challenges for all to see and join? It would be a year long challenge, and I think HOLIDAYS CHALLENGE could work as a title. It is fine if you would rather not do that, just thought I would ask.
I am doing a challenge for myself, but anyone else may certainly join me. It is actually a year-long challenge. 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.
Of course I’m in! I’ve got a different set of holidays to work with over here too, to give us better coverage. Spain’s Constitution Day, December 6th, is right around the corner. I’ll have to make a note to remind myself.
Holidays Challenge sounds just right. Can you add this, or do you need me to? I forget.
I think you need to add it. I do not know how to do that.
Will you be adding my challenge Scott? There are Holidays coming up ;’-)
Done! Sorry it took so long. It’s probably been a year since we added a new challenge, and I had to remember how to do it. That was painful!
Thanks for adding the challenge Scott. If it was painful for you, imagine if I had tried doing it!