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National Bike Challenge
September 20, 2013by Liz MurphyThe battle for the Rust Crown is down to the wire. Rust Belt rivals Pittsburgh and Cleveland are neck and neck as the National Bike Challenge winds to a close. The cities' have channeled their bitter rivalry into the Challenge, squaring off in the Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes. With just a little over a week left in the Challenge, Cleveland is winning in mileage with a little more than 617,000...
September 13, 2013by Liz MurphyAnthony Redding's old mountain bike hung, untouched, in his garage for a good 15 years. But when he received word he'd have to get both of his knees removed, he decided to make a change and get back on his bike. We caught up with the Hanover, Pa.-based National Bike Challenge participant to talk about his journey back to bicycling.
September 6, 2013by Liz MurphySteven Krauza has been an avid cyclist for a few years, but this summer he rode for 24 hours straight -- riding more than 300 miles to raise money for charity. The Erie, Pa., based rider also has a larger goal: make his county the healthiest in Pennsylvania by 2025. We're all about goals here at the National Bike Challenge, so we were glad to catch up with Steven about his tremendously long ride...
August 30, 2013by Liz MurphyRob Erbeau has been riding bikes for most of his life. But the power of the bicycle became clear in the early 2000s when he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Anders, one of our top National Bike Challenge riders, now sees bicycling as his means to living a healthy life -- "it sets me free," he says. We caught up with Anders about his Challenge story.
August 23, 2013by Liz MurphyCara McKaskle has a special National Bike Challenge story. Not only has propelled herself to the top of the Conway, Ark., Commuter Challenge, she's seen the power and generosity of the bicycling community firsthand. We caught up with Cara to hear more about her NBC experience.
August 16, 2013by Liz MurphyThis guest post comes from Laurie Rescheske, a National Bike Challenge 2013 participant and mom to Brian. Brian is my 19-year-old son, and he has Down Syndrome. Over the years, we have tried many times to teach him how to ride a bicycle, but he could never quite get the hang of it.