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Earth Cycle 2016 (Sept 1 - 30, 2016)
Month long cities wide (Grand Forks and East Grand Forks) bicycle challenge.
Form your own team.
Compete against other teams at your own worksite and other teams elsewhere in town, track your trips and see how other teams are doing!
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EarthCycle is a month long celebration of alternative commuting, saving planet Earth, saving gas money, easing the congestion, and improving our health and well-being. New and experienced Bicycle riders are welcomed to participate in the first Grand Forks wide commuter challenge. Everyone in Grand Cities (Grand Forks, ND, and East Grand Forks, MN) is welcome to compete in this month long event with
other institutions, businesses, or individual teams. You decide yourself if you want all the cyclists from your company to join one team or if you want separate teams for various units and departments within your company. The team that logs most rides (average per team) in four weeks wins. (If we find sponsors we may even have prizes for winners).
“It just feels good to do something for the environment and get some exercise the first thing in the morning” said one of the organizers recently.
The first person in a given department to sign up for the competition will become that department’s team captain. He or she will set up the team at the GreenLightRide.com web site (instructions provided below). After the team has been set up the captain will accept new riders to his/her team.
You can participate by walk-commute, rollerblade, skateboard, run or bike, any form of self-propelled commuting is fine, as long as your transportation is muscle powered rather than motorized. Just sign up and log your trips as if you were biking.
- Go to www.Greenlightride.com
- Create a profile
- Join the competition “EarthCycle 2016”
- Join/Create a team
- Log your non-motorized commute starting Sept. 1. 2016
- Have Fun!
Team member instructions
Register yourself at GreenLightRide.com
-Go to TEAMS tab and choose ALL TEAMS
-In the middle of the page you will see: Search by Team Name, type in the box your team name that you
received from your team captain and hit submit button. In the list find your team name and click the name. (If your business/unit does not yet have a team, please, follow the team captain instructions below).
-the next page shows you the current team roster. On that page hit the button “Apply to Join This Team”.
-your application will go to the team captain and he/she will approve your application.
Return to GreenLightRide.com web page after a day or so to find verify acceptance to the team by your team captain.
-Once you joined your business/unit's team you are ready to start bike commuting. Log your trips preferably within the same day or at least within a few days after the travel took place. At the GreenLightRide.com you will be able to track your progress and see how other teams are doing.
T ea m Captain Instructions (if you are the first one in your business or unit to sign up, please follow these instructions) Don’t wait for someone else in your department to create the team, take pride in being the first one!
-Register yourself at greenlightride.com
When naming your team please use your business or unit official name. This makes it easy and fun for everyone participating to know who is who. Once your team is created you (the captain) need to apply to join the competition (EarthCycle 2016). Below are the instructions to set up the team and join the competition.
To find competiton:
search or find “EarthCycle 2016”
click "join challenge"
you have the option to create a team or join one already in the competition click "create team"
name your team click "submit"
now: re-pick your team from a drop down and click "join challenge" you will receive a confirmation message to wait for approval
Please, spread the word of your business/unit’s team and invite coworkers in your business/unit to join in.