This Challenge ended 7 years ago

About this Challenge:

Riding a Bike is Fun! Now make it a challenge, Ride 30 miles a week, and see how it affects your weight-loss!

Final Challenge Progress Results

ivoryman50 Total Progress: 7.99 %  (Down 17.6 lb)
wwillis Total Progress: 5.95 %  (Down 10.5 lb)
kristibt Total Progress: 5.76 %  (Down 13.0 lb)
marbcies Total Progress: 5.66 %  (Down 11.8 lb)
Cycling4Fun Total Progress: 5.39 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
pappydon Total Progress: 4.78 %  (Down 10.0 lb)
curiouser Total Progress: 4.63 %  (Down 9.3 lb)
dra1018 Total Progress: 4.39 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
jlamb Total Progress: 3.89 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
cjlivinlife Total Progress: 3.80 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Best11 Total Progress: 3.59 %  (Down 8.0 lb)
omegab0ss Total Progress: 3.46 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
jennyrex Total Progress: 2.99 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
gadzooks94 Total Progress: 2.96 %  (Down 4.8 lb)
davesgurl01 Total Progress: 2.69 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
asia998 Total Progress: 2.66 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
Carrie H Total Progress: 2.51 %  (Down 4.6 lb)
butterfly1690 Total Progress: 2.45 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
The First Nova Total Progress: 2.31 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
lytle74 Total Progress: 2.24 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
cdehaan2 Total Progress: 2.19 %  (Down 3.9 lb)
chart Total Progress: 2.17 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
Leiloni78 Total Progress: 1.91 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
babygirlbug Total Progress: 1.62 %  (Down 3.6 lb)
jessturc Total Progress: 1.49 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
tolucalakers Total Progress: 1.23 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
AudBrightnCheery Total Progress: 1.08 %  (Down 1.4 lb)
dxstarz Total Progress: 0.87 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
kathy house Total Progress: 0.67 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Kimberllowe Total Progress: 0.56 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Grandma Phoenix Total Progress: 0.48 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Jess5680 Total Progress: 0.34 %  (Down 0.6 lb)
evakap Total Progress: 0.33 %  (Down 0.9 lb)
r44brown Total Progress: 0.21 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
qtpeek Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
VanSeaEats Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
jubel1966 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
SavetheInuit Total Progress: 0.50 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
georgiabiker Total Progress: 0.78 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
bikerbunny73 Total Progress: 0.86 %  (Up 1.4 lb)
husky575757 Total Progress: 1.48 %  (Up 4.0 lb)
Yoly430 Total Progress: 1.53 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
RoryPeyton Total Progress: 1.68 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
leahlionheart Total Progress: 1.85 %  (Up 3.7 lb)
azrunner Total Progress: 2.02 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
jskeller54 Total Progress: 2.80 %  (Up 6.9 lb)
Beek Total Progress: 3.93 %  (Up 7.0 lb)
WesRenfroe Total Progress: 3.96 %  (Up 7.2 lb)
kitkat57 Total Progress: 7.53 %  (Up 12.5 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 12

Start Off Slow and Steady

Although the challenge is to ride 30 Miles a week, don't speed while you ride, take your time, and enjoy yourself as well. (30 miles can be divided into 6 days, for 5 miles a day or if you want to ride everyday, it would be 4.285 miles a day.)
80% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 04 Oct 10 by dra1018
"I am an experienced cyclist."
Successful: 03 Oct 10 by Grandma Phoenix
"I have been biking for a while so riding my usual speeds"
Successful: 02 Oct 10 by Kimberllowe
"I rode 30.92 miles on my bike this week. "
Failed: 28 Sep 10 by Carrie H
"I tried 7 miles the first day...I felt like it was more difficult this ..."

Weeks 1 to 12

Make Sure To Drink!!

Since this bike riding will be somewhat of a long distance ride, you must make sure to bring water a long, since you sweat off most of the water in your body while doing exercise, Buy yourself a steel water bottle where it keeps your water cold, and drink a little bit every so often. Fainting is NOT allowed :D. (and if it remains hot, like it would in Florida, or some other states, drinking water is very essential)
92% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by dra1018
"I drink coconut water"
Successful: 02 Oct 10 by Kimberllowe
"I drink plenty of water thru out my days."

Weeks 1 to 12

Pee Before You Go!!

Because you will be drinking on your journey to where ever your five miles take you, you may need to go to the bathroom, and a break will slow your heartbeat, and thus perhaps make you need to start over, because you burn less calories when your heart rate is slow.
93% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Weeks 1 to 12

Make Sure To Eat

Depending on When you want to ride, Eat an hour before, so you won't be full while you ride, for Example:(if you want to ride at 7 am don't eat after 6 am)
83% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by dra1018
"eat one hour beforehand."
Successful: 03 Oct 10 by Grandma Phoenix
"Shorter ride today so did not eat."
Successful: 02 Oct 10 by Kimberllowe
"I eat 2 hours before I workout."

Weeks 1 to 12

Don't Forget Calisthenics

I believe that's how you spell it :/ but anyway, Biking is very good for your legs, arms, and breaking a good sweat, but don't forget that other parts of your body need to be taken care of as well. Every other day, do a set of pushups, situps, stretches, and if you can think of any other kind of good calisthenics, feel free to write it in this challenge's topic area. Just make sure to do calisthenics every other day.
67% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 04 Oct 10 by dra1018
"oh i don't have time"
Successful: 02 Oct 10 by Kimberllowe
"I am a personal trainer, so I workout with my clients 3 days a week and ..."

Weeks 1 to 12

Keep A Diary

If you're one to eat a lot, or a little, or drink a lot, or a little, WRITE IT DOWN, it doesn't matter what it is, or how little or much it is, but it's important for you to understand how the food you eat affects your body, and your digestive system. Also, keep track of how your bike riding goes, how you feel, before and after, and if it was easy on you, or hard. etc.
81% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 10 Oct 10 by Cycling4Fun
"Busy week due to visiting family where I couldn't follow as I would have ..."
Successful: 04 Oct 10 by dra1018
"use daily mile to track my rides"
Successful: 02 Oct 10 by Kimberllowe
"I keep track of my nutritional intake everyday on the calori counter app ..."
Successful: 28 Sep 10 by RoryPeyton
"gonna write it up now"

Weeks 1 to 12

If You Have a Question, Ask!

just as it sounds, if it's not me to ask, then ask a doctor (If your knees start hurting, or etc.) But don't let something go, if you are unsure of what to do about it.
79% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Successful: 04 Oct 10 by dra1018
"recieved a physical yesterday. Heart rate of 44."

Latest Challenge Posts

Posting or recording daily mileage
You can use or I like mapmyride because you can look up routes in your area or create your own. It will keep track of the mileage and training schedule if you choose ...
by Cycling4Fun on 11 Oct 10 02:32 AM
Question: Should we bike everyday?
Depends on the kind of riding you are doing. I doesn't hurt to give your legs a rest day - recovery day. Muscles need repair time, an easy day of spinning (conversational speed without being winded) ...
by Cycling4Fun on 11 Oct 10 02:29 AM
Bike ride
Last week, I did the bike trail along the river 3 times. It is 16.2 miles total around the Tri-cities. Beautiful fall weather...I had forgotten how fun it is to ride. :d
by cdehaan2 on 07 Oct 10 11:46 AM
Today I rode 10 miles...
Today I rode for 10 miles and I did a bit of hiking. I Love being outdoors and taking photos of the wildlife. The last 2 days I rode 5 miles a day and did a bit of hiking. Today was the first time that ...
by The First Nova on 30 Sep 10 09:04 PM
Riding safely
One thing not mentioned in this challenge is that we should all be riding safely and that means you must wear a bike helmet. Besides the helmet, wear bright clothing so you can be seen, make sure your ...
by Grandma Phoenix on 30 Sep 10 02:02 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 21 December 2010.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 20 Dec 10
duration: 12 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 103
privacy: Public
administrators: RoryPeyton
created: 12 September 2010

All Mini-challenges:

1. Start Off Slow and Steady ( weeks 1 to 12 )
2. Make Sure To Drink!! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
3. Pee Before You Go!! ( weeks 1 to 12 )
4. Make Sure To Eat ( weeks 1 to 12 )
5. Don't Forget Calisthenics ( weeks 1 to 12 )
6. Keep A Diary ( weeks 1 to 12 )
7. If You Have a Question, Ask! ( weeks 1 to 12 )

Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 12:

All Participants 0.65 %  (Down 131.6 lb)

Week 11:

All Participants 0.60 %  (Down 122.2 lb)

Week 10:

All Participants 0.56 %  (Down 114.9 lb)

Week 9:

All Participants 0.57 %  (Down 116.5 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 0.59 %  (Down 120.1 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 0.53 %  (Down 108.5 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.46 %  (Down 93.6 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.32 %  (Down 65.1 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.24 %  (Down 48.5 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.28 %  (Down 57.9 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.19 %  (Down 39.6 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.17 %  (Down 35.4 lb)

Latest Photos

I love my new bike
by Grandma Phoenix
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College Track Days 2004
by Kimberllowe
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September 20th, 2010..ugh!!
by tweeknjeep
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