The 2020 October Challenge

Challenge yourself to get on your bike and ride 80 miles this October.

Single Rider Guidelines

For Each Ride...

  1. Take a Selfie of yourself (or your bike if you are camera shy) somewhere "fun" along your ride.
  2. Take a Screenshot of your completed bike ride route (with Strava, Map My Ride, Garmin, etc.)
  3. Post the Screenshot & Selfie to the October 2020 80 Mile Cycling Challenge Facebook Group with the hashtag #October80Challenge

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 2020 October Challenge

Challenge yourself and a young person to each ride 40 miles together (80 miles total) this October.

Adult+Child Guidelines

For Each Ride...

  1. Take a Selfie of yourselves (or your bikes if you have privacy concerns) somewhere "fun" along your ride.
  2. Take a Screenshot of your completed bike ride route (with Strava, Map My Ride, Garmin, etc.)
  3. Post the Screenshot & Selfie to the October 2020 80 Mile Cycling Challenge Facebook Group with the hashtag #October80Challenge.

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 2020 October Challenge Works

FINAL October Eighty Pumpkin FINAL

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

September 25, 2020

2020 October Challenge Introduced

Join the Facebook Group »

Join the Strava Club »

October 1, 2020

2020 October Challenge Begins

When you ride...

  1. Take a Selfie
  2. Take a Screenshot of Your Ride
  3. Post the Selfie & Screenshot to the 2020 October Challenge Facebook Group

October 31, 2020

End of the 2020 October Challenge

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

Before November 4, 2020

Submit Your Ride Evidence

When you complete the challenge...

  1. Visit https://kansascitybiketrails.com/
  2. Scroll to the Bottom of the Page
  3. Complete the Form and Upload Your Selfies & App Screenshots (Must be submitted prior to November 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT.)

Once your submission is reviewed, you will receive an email with a personal link to purchase your patch(es).

November 5, 2020

Patches Start Shipping!

Patches will be mailed to challenge participants in the order they are purchased starting on November 5th, 2020.

Before November 11, 2020

Claim Your Prize!

For those who complete the challenge...check your email and follow the link to purchase your patch(es).

Patches must be purchased before November 10, 2020 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. Document 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:
    1. A screenshot of your chosen application (Map My Ride, Garmin Connect, Strava, etc.) showing mileage of each ride, or the total mileage for any qualifying rides.
    2. Optional: Selfies of you and/or your bike during each ride. Be sure to select a fun spot for your photo, and include any activities that are relevant to the current monthly challenge.

    Always check the ride-specific guideline for any special documentation requirements.

    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.

Why is there a fee for the patches?

At this time, we don’t have sponsors for the patches so we must ask that participants pay for their own patches and the costs of mailing the patches.

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 10th 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 4th of the month following the challenge.