Rust Belt Battle


Greater Cleveland is joining over 50,000 riders from across the country to ride 30 million miles as part of the National Bike Challenge. In 2014 over 1,600 Cleveland area cyclists together logged over 700,000 miles to defeat Pittsburgh and claim the Rust Cup as part of the National Bike Challenge and we need YOU to help us retain the title in 2015! The battle begins May 1st, but you can warm up in the month of April and start logging miles.

The National Bike Challenge (and the local Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes) is a free and friendly competition that encourages all people to get out and ride whether as daily commuters, weekend warriors, or somewhere in between. People on bikes log their miles throughout the summer at (or through one of the approved mobile apps) and compete as individuals, teams, workplaces and cities against others locally and across the county.

Why should you participate in the challenge? Because tracking your mileage as part of the challenge helps put a number on the benefits of bicycles on our society by tracking calories burned, dollars saved, and pounds of carbon dioxide NOT getting pumped into our atmosphere. Don’t wait! Register today and start logging miles. Invite your friends to get in on the action by registering and logging miles so we can dominate Pittsburgh in the Rust Belt Battle of the Bikes, and bring the Rust Cup back to CLE.