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Century Cycling Challenge


Harvard Recreation Presents...

Century Cycling Challenge

April 7th-May 4th

 A 100 mile ride in cycling is considered a century.

With National Bike Month right around the corner we challenge you to complete a century (100 miles) in a month.

Win a PRIZE for each century you ride!



How do I participate?

  • Register online!
  • Simply participate in Indoor Cycling classes at the MAC & Hemenway April 7th & May 4th. track your mileage using a flash drive with the Schwinn consoles.

Prize Details

  • Participants will win a prize for each century that is completed between April 7th-May 4th.
  • The top male & female finishers will win a pair of Cycling shoes.

Century Cycling Challenge Instructions for Participants:


Participating cyclists can back up their data using a flash drive.  

OR

NEW! Bring your smart phone & take a picture of your screen at the end of class. Then show the instructor the picture and track your mileage in the binder.


Upon arrival to class:
1. Check your console battery levels before even setting up your bike.
Turn on console by pressing light button.  Look at 3 battery readouts at the bottom of the screen.  You want at least 2 bars of battery strength on each of the batteries.  Any batteries that read only 1 bar will be likely to fail at some point during class.  Report low batteries to instructor, and choose a different bike.


2. Adjust your bike settings as usual and prepare to ride.


3. When you are ready to ride, turn on console again (by pushing light button), and insert flash drive into USB Port at the top of the console.  You must insert the flash drive within 30 seconds of turning console on.  You should notice a small flashing line at the top of the console screen, just below the USB Port.  This indicates that the flash drive is connected. 


4. Ride as usual, leaving flash drive in the USB port. 


5. At the end of the ride, note your total distance traveled in bottom right hand corner of console.  Instructor should verify.


6. At the end of the ride, enter “End Workout Mode” by holding the AVG/END button for 3 seconds, until the numbers on the screen  show “Max” and “Avg” values. This will record your values on the flash drive.  Note:  console will automatically  enter “End Workout Mode” after no pedaling for 5 minutes. 

After class:


1. Find your page in the CCC binder on the stage. Please note that at the beginning of the program you will need to fill your name in on a blank page in the binder & then track your mileage on that page after each ride.


2. Enter the date & time of class and, Record your total distance traveled in that class, and
have the instructor initial to verify.


3. After class, plug your flash drive into your computer.  Each ride will record as an excel spreadsheet labeled “Mpower01, MPower02,” etc.  Change the name of the file to be Last Name and date, i.e. Smith4-8-13, Smith4-10-13 and so on. 


4. At the end of each week, please send an email to HarvardCCC@gmail.com and attach your rides for the preceding week (Monday through Sunday). In the body of the email, please write your name (because not all emails indicate the owner’s name) and note the total miles ridden for that week (as verified by attached excel spreadsheets).  Managers will cross-check excel files with the class binders for consistency. If you did not use a flash drive you do not have to send an email since your instructor will verify your mileage.


Troubleshooting:


If your console fails to read one day, do not panic.  Please inform the instructor of the problem, so that we may remedy the problem with the console.  Enter “Error” in the class binder in place of miles ridden.  We will take the average miles of 3 classes (of the same length) and use that value in place of the error.  The 3 classes averaged will be the 3 which are closest in date to the error class.

 


 

Hemenway Gymnasium Indoor Cycling Schedule

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
           

7:15-8:10am

Indoor Cycling

Sarah A

 

7:00-7:55am

Indoor Cycling

Kerry A.

   

10:30-11:25am

Indoor Cycling

Instructor Rotation

12:15pm-1:00pm

Indoor Cycling Express

Lynne

   

12:15-1:00pm

Indoor Cycling Express

Allison

12:15-1:00pm

Indoor Cycling Express

Mallory

 

6:00-6:55pm

Indoor Cycling

Cathryn

 

 5:30-6:25pm

Indoor Cycling

Kaitlin

 

 5:30-6:25pm

Indoor Cycling

Lynne

 

Malkin Athletic Center Indoor Cycling Schedule

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
 

7:15-8:10am

Indoor Cycling

Mallory

 

7:15-8:10am

Indoor Cycling

Dawn

7:15-8:10am

Indoor Cycling

John

   
 

12:15-1:00pm

Indoor Cycling Express

Cathryn C.

12:15-1:00pm

Indoor Cycling Express

Samira

       

5:00-5:55pm

Indoor Cycling

Nicole

5:30-6:25pm

Indoor Cycling

Sarah A

 

6:00-6:55pm

Indoor Cycling

Cathryn

 

 

5:30-6:25pm

Indoor Cycling

Rotation

 

 

Official rules & details regarding mileage tracking will be available soon!

Please contact harvardccc@gmail.com for additional information.