Midnite Bicycle League Challenge returns for 2022! (Jan 1st through Feb 14th)

Hello friends! My most popular challenge returns for Winter 2022! The Midnite Bicycle League Challenge is back and happening from January 1st through February 14, 2022.

What is the Midnite Bicycle League Challenge? It’s pretty simple:

  • Ride your bike at night (between sunset and sunrise)
  • Each ride at least 3 mi/5 km
  • Three times during the Challenge
  • You can do a maximum of two rides in a week

The 2022 Midnite Bicycle League Challenge will happen from 1 January to 14 February 2022. All times local.

What’s different for 2022:

  • Shorter timeframe: Last year’s challenge spread across three months. While it gave plenty of time for people to ride, it turned into a logistical headache for me. Plus, because people thought that they had “all the time in the world”, there was a panic amongst a few of you when I reminded people it was the last week of the Challenge. “What? I thought I had more time!” Just about six weeks seems to be a good compromise.
  • Less rides: To go along with the shorter timeframe, I now only require three rides to successfully complete the challenge. Easy!

The specifics remain the same:

  • What do you consider night? We’ll consider it anytime between sunset and sunrise as “night”. You can check out a website like Time and Date to see your local times. And yes, local. You can’t start a ride while the sun is up and say “Well, the sun’s already set in Newfoundland”, it has to be between sunset and sunrise at your location.
  • Rides cannot be a continuation of a ride started before sunset. You can’t just count the “after sunset” minutes/miles of a ride you started in (theoretical) daylight. Each ride for the challenge must be a unique ride started after sunset and finished before sunrise. The whole point of the challenge is to get you out after dark and ride!
  • Also, you do not have to ride specifically at midnight. It can be any time while it’s dark, after sunset but before sunrise.
  • Your rides must meet the minimum requirement of 3 miles or 5 kilometres, depending on which measurement system you celebrate. Yes, the ride can be longer if you want.
  • You must do at least three rides between 1 January 2022 and 14 February 2022.
  • You can do a maximum of two rides in a week. We are considering “weeks” to be from Sunday to Saturday. And this is important: The week starts at sunset on Sunday. So if you did a ride before sunrise on Sunday, it counts for the preceding week.
  • Also important: Your rides must be on separate overnight periods (sunset to sunrise). Meaning: You can’t do a ride on Monday at 8 PM, then do one on Tuesday at 1 AM. Your two rides in a week must be separated by a daylight (sunrise to sunset) period.
  • And finally: You can do a ride on January 1st, so long as it starts at 12:01 AM or later, your local time.

Everyone who signs up and does at least one ride, and submits their journal:

  • A membership card with your member number
  • Two stickers

And everyone who completes the three rides of the challenge and submits their journal gets all of the above, plus a patch made by Falls Creek Outfitters!

Registration: There is a fee of $25 USD plus s/h to register. This fee will cover my initial shipping of the reporting journal to you, plus the shipping of the prize pack and returned journal after completion. (Shipping of the completed journal to me is not included.)

When you sign up, I will send you an Official Reporting Journal. This journal will contain all the rules and pages for you to document your rides. If you are in the US, you must send me via post the physical journal. If you are outside the US, you can send scans/photos/PDFs of the journal.

Registration is now open! Click here for the regular registration, and here to get it with a year of Postcard Club.

Journals will be shipped out on or after December 1st.

Okay! I hope you consider signing up and joining the Challenge! Last year’s was a bunch of fun.

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