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WESTSIDE CRUISER RIDE POSTPONED

WESTSIDE CRUISER RIDE POSTPONED UNTIL THUR 5/31 at 5:30 pm

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With severe thunderstorm warnings and a flood watch in effect, the decision has been made to postpone tonight’s Westside Cruiser Ride until next Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 pm at BAC. Stay dry. See you next week.

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Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge 2018 Results

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Conner McRae schooling Jeff Potter at the Muscle Powered Bike to work Week party tricycle race.

Total Challenge Miles – 1,841

Total Trips – 349

C02 offset by cycling vs. driving (pounds) – 974.16

Calories burned – 73,645

Winners Public Category

Nevada Public Works Spoke Patrol.

Total mileage, trips and avg team miles was a sweep this year.

Winners Private Category

Total Milage – Carson City Orthodontics

Total Trips and Avg Team Miles – Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers

Total Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
  667.05
DCNR EcoCyclists
231
NDOT 170.22
Carson City Orthodontics
  156.36
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
130
OTR 121
Lumos & Associates
106.1
RCI Rollers 83
NV Secretary of State
66.48
Allison MacKenzie
56.92
Capitol Automotive
83

Total Trips

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
  48
DCNR EcoCyclists
46
NV Secretary of State
46
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
  46
NDOT 44
Allison MacKenzie
35
Carson City Orthodontics
32
OTR 23
RCI Rollers 19
Lumos & Associates
10

Avg Team Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
5.34
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
  5.2
OTR 2.42
Capitol Automotive
1.33
Carson City Orthodontics
1.2
Lumos & Associates
0.88
RCI Rollers 0.55
NV Secretary of State
0.53
Allison MacKenzie
0.44
DCNR EcoCyclists
0.12
NDOT 0.02

Bike to Work Day 2018

 

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I hope you’re not texting too!  Carson Orthodontics commuting to work.

Friday, May 18th 5pm

Ride your bikes over to McFadden Plaza for Muscle Powered’s 2018 Bike & Music Festival. Join Muscle Powered as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Carson City. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win some great bicycle swag, including two brand new bikes courtesy of Bike Habitat. Participate in one of the events: Paperboy Challenge, Slow-Race, Tricycle Time Trials. Or just hang out and enjoy the live music and a cold brew. Whatever you choose, it’s going to be a good time.

 

Do we get a bonus because one of our riders is pregnant? Should be double right? – Molar Cyclers. Nope. Congratulations Doc!

I’m getting comments from coworker teammates that they really get a kick out of this Challenge! It is a vehicle for change in commuting behavior. Awesome! – EcoCyclists

Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
345.55
DCNR EcoCyclists
185.8
Carson City Orthodontics
156.36
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
130
NDOT 80.98
Lumos & Associates
74.6
OTR 72
RCI Rollers 68
Capitol Automotive
53
Allison MacKenzie
52.12
NV Secretary of State
42.96

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Muscle Powered President Randy Gaa walking his helmet to the bike shop.

Trips

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
46
DCNR EcoCyclists
34
NV Secretary of State
33
Carson City Orthodontics
32
Allison MacKenzie
29
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
29
NDOT 20
RCI Rollers 15
OTR 12
Lumos & Associates
8
Capitol Automotive
0

Avg

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
5.2
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
2.76
OTR 1.44
Capitol Automotive
1.33
Carson City Orthodontics
1.2
Lumos & Associates
0.62
RCI Rollers 0.45
Allison MacKenzie
0.4
NV Secretary of State
0.34
DCNR EcoCyclists
0.09
NDOT 0.01

Carson City Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge 2018

Well we’ve had a another interesting week for this year’s Challenge.  At least it hasn’t snowed … yet!

Friday, May 18th 5pm

Ride your bikes over to McFadden Plaza for Muscle Powered’s 2018 Bike & Music Festival. Join Muscle Powered as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Carson City. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win some great bicycle swag, including two brand new bikes courtesy of Bike Habitat. Participate in one of the events: Paperboy Challenge, Slow-Race, Tricycle Time Trials. Or just hang out and enjoy the live music and a cold brew. Whatever you choose, it’s going to be a good time.

Here are a few photos and comments from our CC 2018 commuters.  Results so far too!:

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Sweet rides at the Allison MacKenzie parking garage. Rain or shine…. We ride😜

 

Miles

DCNR EcoCyclists
138.4
Carson City Orthodontics
105
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
85.5
OTR 72
RCI Rollers 54
Allison MacKenzie
46.52
NDOT 31.74
NV Secretary of State
28.36
Capitol Automotive
0
Lumos & Associates
0
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
0

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Team spirit- Carson City Orthodontics – It’s been a wet and wild week! I rode at lunch yesterday and got hammered by rain- came to work soaked to the bone but smiling! Today we woke to hail and rode through rain then treated ourselves to hot tea and coffee. One war wound so far, and we are all feeling great from getting out and moving! Enjoying new bike paths and street crossings along 395 helping us get safely to our office this year.

Trips

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
31
Carson City Orthodontics
26
DCNR EcoCyclists
22
Allison MacKenzie
21
NV Secretary of State
19
OTR 12
RCI Rollers 12
NDOT 6
Capitol Automotive
0
Lumos & Associates
0
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
0

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Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers – 

Avg

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
3.42
OTR 1.44
Carson City Orthodontics
0.81
Allison MacKenzie
0.36
RCI Rollers 0.36
NV Secretary of State
0.23
DCNR EcoCyclists
0.07
Capitol Automotive
0
Lumos & Associates
0
NDOT 0
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
0

Pedaled the speed limit through the school zone this morning. Heads up in those congested zones. Not everyone has had a strong cup or pot of coffee yet. – DCNR Ecocyclists

One bailed due to hail….ouch!! – RCI Rollers

Jeff, you are a genius! Free bike washes, every trip, at any location in town! Pure genius! 🙂 – OTR

First Annual No Zombie Texting Awards

The “No Zombie Texting” educational video contest is a program to create a youth oriented safety video on the dangers of texting and driving. Wednesday night, after the Ride/Walk of Silence, in remembrance of cyclists and pedestrians who have been injured or killed sharing the road, the Governors Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and Muscle Powered hosted the awards ceremony where the top three public service announcements were announced. In the Brewery Arts Center’s Black Box Theater, a substantial assembly of spectators gathered to view the video awards.

Third place: Team Ad, Ast and Alfredo, by Alfredo Chissotti

Second place: Team Worm Boys, by Samuel Johnson, Tristen Quintero and Ethan Snyder

First place: Team Petrova, by Kasandra Medina-Torres and Gisela Vazquez

May is Bike Month

 

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This year, like every other, Muscle Powered is cramming tons of really cool bike events into Bike Month. All of which are listed on the Muscle Powered calendar. Here’s some more information about each of the events.

 

Ladies Mountain Bike Ride

The Ladies Mountain Bike Ride is a recurring event that takes place every Tuesday evening starting at 5:30 pm. Riders will meet up at Foothill Dr parking area (a.k.a. Pooh Corner) and ride some of the best single-track the Eastern Sierra has to offer. Helmets required.

 

Sunday Road Ride

As the name indicates, every Sunday a group gathers to ride road bikes. Meetup at Fremont School parking lot at 8 am. Riders usually split up into two groups (tortoises and hares) and each do 10-15 mile loops. Helmets required.

 

Bike Habitat’s Tour of Carson City
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 9:00 am
Fuji Park Exhibit Hall

One of the region’s premier organized rides of Bike Month is put on by Bike Habitat. The Tour of Carson City is a scenic 30 miles loop around Carson complete with a popsicle stand at the halfway point and a fully catered lunch waiting for riders upon their return. The best part is that it’s all free. Partners include: Muscle Powered, the Carson Senators Mountain Bike Team, and San Marcos Grill.

 

Celebrity Ride Invitational
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
McFadden Plaza

Everyone who’s anyone comes out for the Celebrity Ride. Local celebs are invited each year to participate. Riders will meet at McFadden Plaza and ride at a pleasant, easy pace around the historic west side of Carson City. The route will follow the famed Blue Line, offering several opportunities for photos with historically significant backdrops.

 

Bike Commuter Challenge
May 14 – 18, 2018

During Bike to Work Week, Muscle Powered sponsors this friendly competition. Get your co-workers together and form your teams. Commute to work over the course of the week and add up your miles. Participants in the challenge compete in various categories such as ‘most miles’ and ‘most trips.’ Sign up by emailing info@musclepowered.org

 

Ride/Walk of Silence
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Telegraph Square

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no registration fees. The ride aims to raise awareness of safety issues facing all road users. It is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured. This year, Muscle Powered has widened the scope of this event to include walkers/pedestrians.

 

No Zombie Texting Video Awards
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 7:30 pm
Brewery Arts Center – Black Box Theater

This video competition provided students the opportunity to create impactful 30-second video public service announcements to educate about the dangers of texting and driving as it impacts walkers and bicyclists. We have five :30 student videos that will be shown, and video teams will talk about their creative collaborative efforts. NOTE: The video awards ceremony is just after the Ride/Walk of Silence.

 

Bike and Music Festival
Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm
McFadden Plaza

Ride your bikes over to McFadden Plaza for Muscle Powered’s 2018 Bike and Music Festival. Join Muscle Powered as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Carson City. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win some great bicycle swag, including a brand new bike (courtesy of Bike Habitat). Participate in one of the events: Paperboy Challenge, Slow-Race, Tricycle Time Trials. Or just hang out and enjoy the live music and a cold brew.

 

West Side Cruiser Ride
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Brewery Arts Center

Where your costume, decorate your bike, and just have fun. Everyone is welcome to join this community ride through the west end of Carson City. You never know who you’ll run into on this ride with an eclectic collection of crazy bikes and even crazier people!

 

Full Moon Night Ride
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Foothill Dr parking area

Experience the trails like you never have before…by the light of the full moon. Muscle Powered and The Bike Smith collaborate efforts on this night time excursion into the wilderness on two wheels. Riders will meet up at the parking area on Foothill Dr and ascend into the hills of Ash Canyon. Helmets and lights mandatory.

 

For any questions regarding these events, please visit the Contact Us page.