June Community Bike Challenge

community league bike month

What is the Community League Bike Month Challenge?

It’s to see which community league can bike the farthest in a month.

Why?

Bragging rights – last year some communities felt like Ritchie had the upper hand partly because Ritchie organized it, so THIS year we thought we’d throw our hat into the ring. Rest assured if we win this year, they’ll be hearing about it all year long.

Who’s invited?

Every Allendale community resident who rides a bike. Bar none.

When?

Start tomorrow May 31 just because it’s a Monday and its easier to track a whole week.

Where?

Everywhere, across the city, mountains, roads, single tracks, anywhere a bike can go adds to the total km’s.

Information

Allendale Community League members AND non-members alike are invited to track their cycling and pool their kilometres with their neighbours on Strava

Download the Strava App to your mobile device and search for the club “Team Allendale” to join. (View our club right now through the website)

Tips and Tricks

1) You can MANUALLY input activities into Strava even if you track your distance with a different device, just look for the plus sign [+].

  • On mobile, this is found on the “Feed” screen.
  • On a computer, go to the Strava website, set up or sign in to your Strava account and choose the “Training” dropdown menu at the top. Select “Activities” and find the plus symbol [+] in the top right corner by your profile picture.)

2) For those without access to the Strava app: submit your total distance (in kilometres) to: vicepres@allendalecommunity.ca every week.. To keep track of the leagues totals, Ritchie Community League will post the results on their website.

3) If you take your family out for a ride, your children’s distance counts as well! So if your family of four takes a four-kilometre spin, you can report 16 km total!

Bonus Challenge

Participate in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge by downloading the free ParticipACTION app and track all kinds of physical activity. It’s part of a nation-wide search for Canada’s Most Active Community. Now, more than ever, physical activity and sport participation is important to help us stay healthy in mind, body, and community spirit.

So what are you waiting for? Get on your bikes and ride!

Thanks Everyone!

Thanks also go to Dan at Ritchie Community League for organizing this. Also check out their Bike Information link.

Registration is now open for the 2021 Soccer Season.

REGISTRATION MARCH 15 – APRIL 15

Registration includes training fees only as there are NO GAMES at this time. Once AHS lifts the COVID 19 restrictions, SWMSA will collect additional fees.

Registration for the 2021 Soccer Season is online at emsasouthwest.com/play/registration.

Allendale does not have a volunteer soccer coordinator so no plans were made to have a team. But keep your community in mind since Allendale has large field spaces so close by. If you are interested, possibly for this year or next, complete our volunteer page to join the board then get in touch with EMSA.