Announcing another SPP Mileage Challenge!
How many cumulative miles will the Peloton ride this year?  Submit the most accurate guess by April 30 & win!

OC12, our 12th trip to Ocean City will be April 30-May 1.

What is this?  A contest to get more people out on their bikes, meet and get to know other members, and have fun.

Can I win a prize?  Yes, the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to any bike shop or restaurant of their choosing.  Additional prizes for prompt mileage reporting and high mileage of the month.

How do I win?  Guess the total cumulative miles all participating SPP members will ride in 2011.  Your guess (kept secret) must be submitted by April 30, 2011.  You must participate to win.

Who can participate?  All SPP members who ride at least 1,000 miles in 2011 and participate in at least 10 club rides can sign up.  That's about one SPP ride a month and only 20 miles a week.

How will mileage be tracked?  All participants will log their rides and submit a mileage total at the end of the month.

Can I see how many miles the Peloton has ridden as the year progresses?  Yes, see the columns (Jan-Dec) next to each participant's name.

Does mileage count when not on an SPP ride?  Yes, the honor system applies.  Spin classes and trainer time also count; just estimate the miles.

What counts as an SPP ride?  Any ride posted on the website or in an email to the group so others can join in.

What are my chances of winning?  Pretty good!

How do I get started? 

1) Keep track of your mileage by month starting January 1.

2) Sign up by March 31 (just send an email to Clif and  Clint).

2) Submit a total Peloton mileage estimate by April 30. Click the Mileage link above in April to see who is riding.

3) Submit your monthly mileage total by the 10th of the next month to Clif.

How do I earn one of those fancy 10,000-Mile Rider license plate frames?  Accumulate 10,000 miles while participating in one or more annual Mileage Challenges.

How do I get some inside scoop to make a better guess?  Talk to others on rides before April 30, look at the 2008/2009/2010 totals, take an online class in statistics.

When do I get my prize?  Monthly mileage is due by the 10th.  The winner will be announced after January 10, 2012.

Any other questions: email Clint or Clif

Note: to remain an active member of SPP, you should participate in the Challenge or request a waiver (e.g., medical or work-related exemption).