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Muscle Powered Needs Your Vote

We need your vote. Beginning tomorrow, September 25, 2018, please click on this link (note: the link won’t work until Tuesday, 9/25/2018) and vote for Muscle Powered to receive the 2018 NV Energy Power of Good Giveaway. The money will be used to conduct research along Secret Trail, identifying the most resilient native species of plants. The findings will be shared with local and regional land managers to help benefit trail building efforts in the Eastern Sierra. You can vote once per day. Voting is only open for four days, so please maximize your voting potential and vote each day.

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Clicking on the image above will take you to the voting site.

In keeping with our mission of building a more walkable and bikeable community, Muscle Powered, in partnership with Carson City Parks, Recreation, and Open Space, will conduct a reseeding project along a portion of Secret Trail in the Eastern Sierra foothills. Dr. Johanna Foster, an ecologist and Board member of Muscle Powered will lead the collaborative effort to analyze which native plant species are most successful at regeneration. Research results will help land managers develop sustainable trail designs, and will be used for training and educational purposes with a goal of benefiting future recovery efforts on local trail systems.

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Hail the Trail – BONUS RAFFLE

Just like last year, Epic Rides is sponsoring an incredible fundraiser that benefits Muscle Powered and we couldn’t be more stoked about it.

The Hail the Trail raffle gives you the chance to win a brand new mountain bike worth over $6,000. But this year there’s an added bonus!

Enter the Hail the Trail Raffle and in addition to winning a mountain bike, you could win one of these AWESOME components from FOX.

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         Fox Factory 34 Step-Cast                                   Fox Transfer Dropper Post

Every purchase of a Hail the Trail raffle entry also qualifies you for a chance to win one of these great bonus prizes from Fox. To enter the bonus drawing, go to the main Hail the Trail promotion page, buy one or more entries, come by the Muscle Powered tent during the Carson City Off-Road with proof of purchase (a confirmation on your phone or printed receipt is fine) and we will get you entered. Every Hail the Trail ticket equals one chance for the bonus drawing, so more Hail the Trail tickets means more chances to win the seat post or fork.

We will draw for these prizes on Sunday afternoon (June 17) You do not need to be present to win.

The prizes will be awarded in the form of a certificate issued by Fox so you will be able to select the correct size fork or post for your needs.

Email Muscle Powered with any questions: info@musclepowered.org

Here is a video from last year’s Hail the Trail campaign. It gives you a look into some of the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep our trails in pristine condition.

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