Join Bike Citizens’ Winter Cycling Fun to get through winter healthier, fitter and happier
In the coldest season of the year nothing impresses more than winter wonderland. Cycling in the chilly winter can, arguably, be more charming than on hot summer days. Whether it is a cold clear crisp sunny day, streets are covered with fog or snow covered paths – cycling in winter is definitely an experience. Using winter proof equipment and tires, as well as good lights there is no reason to spare your beloved bicycle during the colder season. Au contraire, by joining the Bike Citizens Winter Challenges you will experience how much fun cycling can be during winter! Apart from the fun factor, the outdoor activity strengthens your immune system, activates your body‘s defense and keeps you strong and fit.
It‘s common knowledge: Daily movement keeps you healthier. But especially during the colder time of the year, you might feel you need a motivational break through to go for a bicycle ride. However, the people who do decide to step onto their pedals will find it is exhilarating, and won’t be able to stop winter cycling anymore. The streets and parks are quieter, the cold fresh air in your face it will give you a sense of freedom, and will make you feel happy and freshened up.
So what about this Bike Citizens Winter Cycling Challenge?
Become part of our Winter Cycling Community and experience your city from new perspective. Bike Citizens set up a little challenge that allows you to collect accomplishments in the app by tracking you rides.
The idea: Different animals are known for their particular winter habits. While some animals love the colder season and are very active, others lower their activity or even hibernate. Similar habits can be observed with humans – some love winter sports and can‘t wait for it. Others prefer to „hibernate“ until the warmer seasons.
Real bicycle love, needs no hibernation…
The Winter Cycling Challenge shows you, how much of a polar bear you are and aims at motivating the squirrel types to leave their winter dens from time to time for a bicycle ride. Depending on your number of cycling days, you will unlock different animals that reflect your activity (or hibernation) habits during winter time. Each of the four animals represent it‘s winter habits through a different number of cycling days.
As part of the community you can help to increase the virtual population of hedgehogs, squirrels, polar foxes and polar bears, by collecting their badges. Until the the beginning of spring on 21 March 2019 you have the opportunity to leave your cozy den for a winter ride.
Winter Cycling Challenge
How to join the Winter Cycling Challenge?
You can join the winter cycling challenge via the Bike Citizens app. On Android phones there is an „accomplishment“ button in the menu that leads you directly to the challenge. On iPhones the accomplishments are listed under profile. Every track with the app counts your winter cycling rides. An overall statistic will inform you about how many badges have been achieved by the whole community so far.
The winter cycling challenge takes place from 21 January to 21 March 2019. Enjoy your winter rides!
Your Reward: Happiness, Health and free Vitamin D
Winter cycling makes happy and keeps you fit during the colder season of the year. If your ride to the office is not just a commute but your outdoor fitness studio, you even spare time, save money and protect the environment.
When your commute becomes the outdoor fitness studio…
Also during the colder season of the year cycling has positive effects on your health, such as a lower risk of cardiac cycle infection, and is great for your joints and muscles. To get more insights into the medical health benefits of cycling, Bike Citizens talked to Dr. Piero Lercher, expert in Sports Medicine and Health. He will explain why cycling in winter is really healthy. But before he does, get on your bike first to collect cycling days, and unlock your first winter animals!