September 1 - September 30
Santa Barbara County Is Invited to Join Cycle September
Ride outside as an individual or household—connect online in local groups!
The Cycle September Global Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition in which you ride as an individual (or with your household) outside, but gather and connect online. Cycle September is hosted by LovetoRide as one of their many bike challenge programs. Since we at Traffic Solutions had to cancel CycleMAYnia due to COVID-19, we want to make sure our community still gets a chance to enjoy a bike challenge and some online camaraderie!
Groups, Not Teams
This year, our community will participate in online groups, not teams or workplaces. There are four groups to choose from that Traffic Solutions is administering and offering prizes for. The groups will only exist online, there will not be group rides, events, or gatherings. Rather than compete as teams against each other, we can see how our groups compare to others across the U.S. and the world! Click one or more groups to join or find out more info (you can join as many as you’d like from one single account on LovetoRide).
Expert Rider, Novice Ride, Any Rider!
If you haven’t biked for years, don’t worry! You only have to ride a bike for 10 minutes or more for your participation to count towards the group score. And you can ride anywhere, anytime during the Challenge.
If you already ride, you know how enjoyable riding is and how good it makes you feel. Here’s a chance to tell your friends, family, and coworkers how to experience the joys of riding too. There are extra points for encouraging others to ride!
Prizes, you ask?!?
There are global prizes with winners drawn weekly, but Traffic Solutions also has some prize drawings for locals in SB County who join one of our groups. Ours include weekly $50 gift cards to a bike shop of winner’s choice, ABUS Top Rider Combo Lock for top E-Bike Charger participant, WebCamX™ Computer Camera for top Telecommuter on Bikes participant, $50 for top Open Streets participant and $50 for top CycleMAYnia participant, Levoit Air Purifier random drawing, and a Sun SC1 folding bike final random drawing. Register by Sept. 1 to be in the first prize drawing for a $50 gift card!
Local random prize drawings on September 4, 11, 18, and 25.
It takes just 2 minutes to register. Click one of the groups below to join and create your LovetoRide account! (If you’ve participated in the National Bike Challenge via CycleMAYnia before, your LovetoRide account may still be active.) Click a group above to join or find out more. Participants must be 16yrs+.
Are you sad there was no CycleMAYnia or Bike Challenge this year? Let’s come together this September as CycleMAYniacs in the Global Bike Challenge! This is an online group for Santa Barbara County. *There are no gatherings, events, or group rides.* We’ll have prizes from Traffic Solutions for locals!
Don’t let telework keep you stuck in your house all day—bleh! Get fresh air, your blood pumping, and a smile spreading. This is an online group for Santa Barbara County telecommuters. *There are no gatherings, events, or group rides.* We’ll have prizes from Traffic Solutions for locals!
Are you charged up and ready to roll!? Electric-bike riders in Santa Barbara County are ready to add their high energy to the Global Bike Challenge as an online group. *There are no gatherings, events, or group rides.* We’ll have prizes from Traffic Solutions for locals!
We don’t limit our biking to Open Streets days—it’s fun any day of the year! Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, Lompoc and Carpinteria: coming together online to ride in the Global Bike Challenge! *There are no gatherings, events, or group rides.* We’ll have prizes from Traffic Solutions for locals!