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The Trailforks 30-Day Ride Challenge starts July 1. Are you ready? We realize riding your bike every day for 30 days straight won’t be easy, so we’ve come up with this handy F.A.Q. guide to set you up for success, and perhaps win the Return to Earth Slash bike by Trek and Shimano.

The Return to Earth Bike. Custom Trek Slash fitted with Shimano XTR and Saint Components

The Return to Earth Bike. Custom Trek Slash fitted with Shimano XTR and Saint Components

What dates will the 30-Day Ride Challenge run?

The challenge will run from July 1 until July 30 inclusive. More specifically, it’s open July 1 at 1:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) to July 30th, 2019 11:59 PM PST.  We realize July has 31 days, so if we refer to “ride for the month of July,” we are talking about July 1-30. 

What trails can I ride to make sure my daily ride entries are legit?

You can ride and log any trail that’s legal (ie sanctioned) and recognized by the Trailforks app. That can include singletrack, access trails, machine-groomed trails, dirt/gravel roads, multi-use trails, wilderness trails and a slew of other designations. If you can click on it in the Trailforks app, it counts.

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Can I add trails in my area to Trailforks?

Yes. Trailforks was founded on user-contributed content and encourages you to do add to it. As long as the trail isn’t trespassing on private property or infringing on prohibited areas where biking is not allowed, you should be able to add trails to the database. For more information on adding trails click HERE.

Can I use my Strava app to log my daily rides?

Yes, but you’ll need to link your Strava account to the Trailforks app. This can be done in a few easy steps within the app. For more information on integrating Strava and importing your historical data, click HERE.

Daily prize packs from Trailforks, Shimano, Evoc, Lazer and Bontrager

Daily prize packs from Trailforks, Shimano, Evoc, Lazer and Bontrager

Can I add my daily rides retroactively?

No. The idea of the 30-Day Ride Challenge is to allocate time for at least one ride - of any length - once per day. You can’t ride twice in one day and use those rides to cover two days of the challenge. Make sure your Trailforks app is active when out riding!

How do I sign up?

If you don’t already have it, download the Trailforks app and create an account (can be done with your Pink Bike account credentials). In the drop down menu, click on Badges & Contests and select the 30-Day Ride Challenge and make sure your Badges & Contests region is set to ALL. That’s it!

How do I get my friends to join the Trailforks 30-Day Ride Challenge?

We’re glad you asked! We want to build a global movement of mountain bikers changing their daily habits to accommodate more time outside on trails. The best way to accomplish this by old fashioned word of mouth - that’s you talking about the challenge and encouraging your friends to do it. To help you spread the word on social media we’ve created these images below for you to share on Instagram, Stories, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and any other social media platform you like to use. Once you’ve signed up and committed to taking the challenge, tag your friends and get them on board!

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I’m a busy guy/girl and I don’t necessarily live next to any trails. How do you expect me to carry out this challenge? 

We don’t expect everyone in the world to enter, nor do we expect all those that enter to complete the full 30 days. The idea is to see what you can do if you shift around some priorities in your life. It may require adjustment to your routine or setting a daily reminder to ride your bike. We recommend you pace yourself, do a little each day between the bigger rides and give your body a chance to rest as much as possible

Return to Earth. Summer 2019.

Presented by: Shimano, Trek
In association with Evoc, Sony, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Pink Bike, Freehub Magazine, Bike Park Lenzerheide, Spawn Cycles, Clif Bar, Rocky Mountain Cycles.

Riders: Brett Rheeder, Ryan Howard, Casey Brown, Brandon Semenuk, Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter Jackson Goldstone, Jakob Jewett, Dane Jewett, Tahnee Seagrave, Kaos Seagrave, Kade Edwards, Joey Schusler, Thomas Genon, Emil Johansson, Reed Boggs, Carson Storch.

A new film by Anthill Films with art direction and creative by Good Fortune Collective.