TBC Rules

  1. GOAL
    1. Earn the most team points by commuting by bike for as many days and as many miles as possible in May. See section 4.POINTS for rules on how to earn points.
       
  2. TEAMS
    1. A Team Bike Challenge Team consists of 2-5 people
    2. Each Team must have at least one Novice rider (see definitions in 3.TYPES OF RIDERS)
    3. Each Team can have no more than one Big Wheel rider (see definitions in 3.TYPES OF RIDERS)
    4. A Team’s county will be the county in which the majority of the team members live regardless of what county they work in.
       
  3. TYPES OF RIDERS
    The Team Bike Challenge reserves the right to review a participant's choice of rider type and change the rider type if it is not correct.
    1. Novice
      1. Must not have participated in the Team Bike Challenge before
    2. Big Wheel
      1. Big Wheels are important members of the community (executive, elected officials, celebrities).
    3. Veteran Cyclist
      1. Rides their bike for transportation between 3 to 12 days per month
    4. Weekend Warrior
      1. Rides regularly for recreation but not for commuting
    5. Expert Cyclist
      1. Rides their bike for transportation regulary, more than 12 days a month
  4. POINTS
    1. ELIGIBILITY
      Points are awarded for eligible bike trips (as defined in section 4 below) taken any time between 12:00am May 1st, 2011 and 11:59pm May 31st, 2011 and submitted before the deadline (see section 6 below) on our website or our iBikeChallenge iPhone Application.
       
    2. HONOR CODE
      All Team Bike Challenge participants are expected to input accurate and honest data for the trips they submit to the competition.
       
    3. REVIEW
      Team Bike Challenge reserves the right to review any and all trips submitted by any and all participants for validity (Did the trip happen? Was it the length input by the participant?) and eligibility (should it count towards the competition).  If a trip is found to be inaccurate or ineligible, Team Bike Challenge reserves the right to correct or delete that trip and adjust the participants points total appropriately.
       
    4. ELIGIBLE BIKE TRIP TYPES
      As the goal of the Team Bike Challenge is to encourage bike trips that replace motorized vehicle trips, only the following trip types are eligible for the purpose of earning points and medals in the competition.
      1. COMMUTE
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is to get between home and your primary work location
      2. SCHOOL
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is to go to or from school or college
      3. WORK-RELATED
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is to go to or from business-related meeting, function, or work related errand for your job
      4. SOCIAL
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is going to or from a social activity (e.g. a friends house, the park, a restaurant, the movies)
      5. SHOPPING
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is to purchase or bring home goods or groceries
      6. ERRAND
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is to attend to personal business such as banking, doctor visit, going to the gym, etc.
      7. OTHER
        1. If none of the other reasons apply to this trip, you can enter trip comments after saving your trip to tell us more.
        2. NOTICE: Bike trips submitted as other must include a comment that demonstrates how the trip replaced a car trip for it to be eligible to count towards earning points or medals.  The coordinators of the Team Bike Challenge reserve the right to review trips defined as "OTHER" as to whether the comments satisfy the requirement that the trip could have replaced a car trip and to remove those trips that do not meet that standard adjusting that participants points total appropriately.
           
    5. INELIGIBLE BIKE TRIP TYPES
      1. EXERCISE
        1. The primary reason for this bike trip is exercise or biking for the sake of biking. These rides do not count towards your points or medals.  This trip type is included on our web form and iBikeChallenge iPhone App to allow participants record rides of this type to allow participants to track total miles they have biked for all trips for their own personal record keeping.
           
    6. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TRIPS
      1. Bike Trips taken between 12:00am May 1st, 2011 and 11:59pm May 24th, 2011 must be submitted before 11:59pm on the 7th day after it was taken.  The time a bike trip is submitted is the time recorded when the ride is successfully submitted to our web server and not the time a participant opens the webpage to begin submitting the bike trip.  Once the deadline for submission has passed for a bike trip, it can not be submitted and will not be eligible to count towards your points or medals so make sure to record your rides regularly. Using the iBikeChallenge application for your iPhone will help you keep track of rides, as it records and submits them for you.

         
      2. EXAMPLE: if you take a bike trip on May 4th, 2011, you have until 11:59pm May 11th, 2011 to record that trip on our website.  After 11:59pm on May 11th, 2011, that ride can not be submitted.
         
      3. Bike trips taken between 12:00am May 25th, 2011, and 11:59pm May 31st, 2011, must be submitted by 11:59pm on Tuesday June 1st, 2011.  No bike trip submissions will be accepted after the 11:59pm June 1st, 2011, deadline.
         
    7. DAILY MILEAGE POINTS
      For each day a participant has recorded at least one eligible bike trip for during the month of May, they will also receive points based on the total miles from all eligible bike trips taken that day.
      1. 1 point – 0 to 10 miles
      2. 2 points – 10 to 20 miles
      3. 3 points -- 20 + miles
    8. EXAMPLE
      1. A novice rider records the following trips on May 1st:
        1. 4 mile commute trip
        2. 3 mile shopping trip
        3. 4 mile commute trip
        4. 10 mile exercise trip
      2. They receive 2 points for the 11 eligible miles of bike riding they've recorded.Note that the 10 miles of exercise riding did not count towards their DAILY MILEAGE.
    9. Points are also awarded when a participant completes a medal challenge any time between 12:00am May 1st and 11:59pm May 31st.
      1. Medal Challenge points are only awarded for the first time a participant completes that medal challenge.
      2. Descriptions of Medal Challenges and the points awarded for them can be viewed at: http://www.youcanbikethere.com/tbc/medals/2011
         
  5. WINNERS and PRIZES
    1. Winners will be determined by the total points earned by all the members of that team.
    2. In the case that two teams have earned the same points, the team with the most total eligible miles biked by all its participants will be the winner.  Note that Exercise miles don't count
       
    3. COUNTY WINNERS
      1. The team with the most total points of all the teams in their county will receive:
        1. An REI Novara Commuter Rack Trunk for each team member
        2. County 1st place Certificates for Each Team Member
      2. The team with the second most points overall will receive
        1. County 2nd place Certificates for each Team Member
      3. The team with the third most points in each county will receive
        1. County 3rd place Certificates for each Team Member
           
    4. REGIONAL WINNERS
      1. The team with the most total points of all counties will receive in addition to any county prizes they receive:
        1. A Peak Bike Rack Engraved with their Team Name to be installed 
        2. Regional 1st place Certificates for Each Team Member
      2. The team with the second most points overall will receive
        1. Regional 2nd place Certificates for each Team Member
      3. The team with the third most points in each county will receive
        1. Regional 3rd place Certificates for each Team Member
    5. COMPANY BIKE CHALLENGE WINNERS
      1. Prizes will be awarded for each category of company
        1. Small Business (1-50 Local Emp)
        2. Medium Company (50-300 Local Emp)        
        3. Large Corporation (300+ Local Emp)
      2. The company with the most points earned by all their participating employees wins
        1. 1st place Company Bike Challenge Certificate
      3. The company with the second most points earned by all their participating employees wins
        1. 2nd place Company Bike Challenge Certificate
      4. The company with the third most points earned by all their participating employees wins
        1. 3rd place Company Bike Challenge Certificate
      5. The company with the most novices participating will receive:
        1. Company Bike Challenge Mentorship Award certificate
      6. The company with the most total participants
        1. Company Bike Challenge Team Building Award certificate
      7. The company with the most Big Wheels participating will receive:
        1. Company Bike Challenge Leading by Example Award certificate
    6. INDIVIDUAL PRIZES
      1. To be eligible for an individual prize you must participate as part of a Team Bike Challenge team
      2. The participant with the most points in the region will receive:
        1. Team Bike Challenge Yellow Jersey certificate
      3. The novice with the most points in the region will receive:
        1. Team Bike Challenge Rookie of the Year award

Please contact us with any questions about the rules for the Team Bike Challenge.

Only Bay Area Residents (residents of any of the Bay Area's 9 official government counties) will be qualified to win prizes. Coalition staff, Bike to Work Day employees, and sponsor staff are not elligible for prizes for the raffle or Team Bike Challenge. 

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NOTE: Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Team Bike Challenge promotion.