You never know what the weather will be like in March, but one thing is for sure, it's time to ditch the indoor trainers and venture outside for some cycling in the sunshine (hopefully).

The March Dicey Weather Challenge acknowledges that the weather forecast might not alway go our way, but we'll do our best to ride outdoors.

Our challenge goal is a nod to March's infamous shamrock-themed holiday that happens on the third month and the seventeenth day giving us our 51 mile goal (3x17 = 51).

The 2021 March Dicey Weather Cycling Challenge

Challenge yourself to get on your bike and ride 51 miles in March!

Single Rider Guidelines

Share the Fun with Others...

  1. For Facebook Users: Take a Selfie of yourself (or your bike during your ride) and join the conversation in the Facebook group using the #2021DiceyWeatherChallenge hashtag.
  2. For Strava Users: Join the Strava challenge group so we can share in your cycling victories!

Track Your Progress

Track your rides during the month with the app of your choice (Strava, Map my Ride, Garmin, etc.) and submit your total miles ridden once you complete the challenge.

Adult Rider Prize

Adult riders who complete the challenge and submit their ride evidence before the deadline can claim their patch for $7. Adult riders may ride double (2X) the miles to claim two (2) patches for $11.

Family-Friendly 2021 March Dicey Weather Cycling Challenge

Challenge yourself and a young person to each ride 25.5 miles together (51 miles total) in March.

Adult+Child Guidelines

Share the Fun with Others...

  1. For Facebook Users: Take a Selfie of yourself (or your bike during your ride) and join the conversation in the Facebook group using the #2021DiceyWeatherChallenge hashtag.
  2. For Strava Users: Join the Strava challenge group so we can share in your cycling victories!

Track Your Progress

Track your rides during the month with the app of your choice (Strava, Map my Ride, Garmin, etc.) and submit your total miles ridden once you complete the challenge.

Adult+Child Prizes

Adult+Child riders who complete the challenge and submit their ride evidence before the deadline can claim 2 patches for $11 or a single patch for $7.

How the 2021 March Dicey Weather Cycling Challenge Works

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The Prize...A Real-Live Patch?

Yes! Cycling's history is filled with beautiful real-life embroidered patches used as icons of achievement. Each individual or adult/child team that completes the challenge will have the opportunity to purchase a 3½ inch 100% embroidered patch that is exclusive to this challenge. Patches are available to the first 50 participants who submit their ride evidence and purchase their patch.

Challenge Timeline

March 1, 2021

2021 March Dicey Weather Cycling Challenge Begins

March 31, 2021

End of the 2021 March Dicey Weather Cycling Challenge

What's Next?...Submit Your Ride Evidence

Before April 7, 2021

Claim Your Challenge Patch

When you complete the challenge...

  1. Visit https://kansascitybiketrails.com/
  2. Scroll to the Bottom of the Page
  3. Complete the Form and Purchase your Challenge patch(es) on or before April 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM CDT.)

General Guidelines

  1. Bike Safely and Enjoy the Ride! (National Safety Council)
  2. Don't Put Yourself at Risk. Ride smart and take care of your health. Follow all of the COVID-19 recommendations from your local community and the CDC.
  3. Tracking Your Rides. We're not going to scrutinize your ride evidence under a microscope, but you do have to submit it to be eligible to receive a patch. Generally, the minimum ride evidence you will be asked to submit is the total number of miles ridden during the challenge. Screenshots and selfies are completely optional...but encouraged on Facebook and Strava. If you don't have the technology to track your ride on an app or smart device, simply map it out on Google maps and send a screen shot of the route and mileage.
  4. Use Your Best Judgement. The purpose of the monthly challenge isn't to parse the rules and call out every loophole. Use your best judgement and let your conscience be your guide. If unsure, ask in the monthly challenge Facebook group. At the end of the day only you will know if you honestly earned the patch.
  5. Be Nice. The purpose of these monthly challenges is to have fun and build some community around a common goal. Be nice online (and when you ride) and we'll all get along famously!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Kansas City to participate?

Absolutely not! You can live anywhere to participate in the challenge. However, patches will only be mailed to addresses in the United States.

Where can I ride?

While we encourage you to ride on any of the many beautiful trails in your community, you can ride on trail or roads to complete the challenge.

Can I purchase a patch without completing the challenge?

No. Patches are exclusively for challenge participants who complete the ride and provide evidence of their participation in the challenge.

Can I get multiple patches if I complete the challenge multiple times?

Yes, you may complete the challenge and submit evidence for up to two (2) completions of the challenge. Submit all of your ride evidence one time using the form at the bottom of this page. Two (2) patches can be purchased for $11.

Is there a deadline for purchasing my patch?

Yes, all patches must be purchased on or before the 7th of the month following the challenge.

Can I pay for the patches with cash or check?

No, for simplicity of processing patch requests for this challenge, only online credit card purchases will be accepted.

Is my credit card payment secure?

Yes. Your credit / debit card payment will be securely processed by Stripe, one of the industry's leading credit card processors.

When will I receive my patch?

Patches will be mailed starting around the 5th of the month following the challenge.