Submitted by Terry Gleason, Bedford Friends of the Minuteman Bikeway
There’s still time to log your bike rides to increase Bedford’s participation in Bay State Bike Week before Sunday, May 21. Everyone is encouraged to get out and use a bike for fitness, shopping, an errand, to get to work or school, or just for fun during Bay State Bike Week.
Each year Bedford has a friendly competition with our two sister Minuteman Towns – Lexington and Arlington – to see which town can get the best turnout rate. It’s been very close for a couple years but last year Arlington pulled away. We’re looking to change that this year with your help!
Registration and logging trips is simple (instructions below, the set-up takes about 5 minutes).
Your trips will automatically accumulate to Bedford’s town total. People can optionally join their business or school team and compete against similar sized teams.
Register at http://masscommutebicyclechallenge.org/registration-step1/ (If you have participated in previous years, click on “login” or “recover” to skip step1)
Provide your email address; create a password for this account. Or use your Facebook account. Click “not a robot”, then, in Step Two Provide some basic info. (The organizers want to ensure they are connecting w/ all demographic groups)
“Affiliated with” if you are a Bedford Town Committee member or employee, click on “Business” Then in the popup [select business] window, click and scroll way down to the “Town of ..” entries and select “Town of Bedford Employees”. If your college or company has registered a team, you may wish to affiliate with them instead.
Everyone else should simply select “individual”. Your trips will automatically accumulate to Bedford’s Community total.
Logging your trips
- Go to http://masscommutebicyclechallenge.org/ at top of window, click on “LOG MILES” (login if necessary) adjust the time, distance, and then click “ADD TRIP”
- You can log or update any of your trips at any time during the week. Simply adjust the date. The number of participants and trips are as important as total miles in our friendly competition.
Questions or comments?
- Send an email to BedfordBike@gmail.com, c/o Terry Gleason (Bike Committee)