An Advocacy Challenge covers one or more counties and is typically administered by a bike advocacy organization or group with the objective of encouraging people in that area to use their bikes more for transportation and recreation. Most Advocacy Challenges have a participation goal of 50 or more people who bike. To maximize the number of people reached by this encouragement campaign, local promotion of the National Bike Challenge is important, examples include press releases, emails, social media, advertising and events. See our marketing materials for such resources.
To set up an Advocacy Challenge, you (or whomever you wish to be the admin) needs to complete the "Add Advocacy Challenge" form. Follow these steps to do so:
- In your Challenge webpage, navigate to "Settings" in the upper right corner, by clicking on your name.
- Under "Categories" hit "Advocacy Challenges"
- Click the orange "Add Advocacy Challenge" button
- Fill out your Advocacy Organization and challenge name.
- Tip 1 Website: be sure to type in http:// before your website address
- Tip 2 Participant Goal: be sure to aim to recruit 50 or more participants
Once you submit your advocacy challenge "application," we will review it for approval. Once approved, you will receive an email. Some advocacy challenge admins are receiving emails stating their advocacy challenge was denied, even though we approved it. Please email us or submit a "support request" ticket if this happens.