Janesville Velo Club

JVC 2021 Winter Challenge

The JVC 2021 Winter Challenge is where Janesville Velo Club members are challenged to ride a bicycle outdoors in our area on as many days as they can in January and February at least 5 miles a day. Sound simple? Read the rules, register, and accept this Challenge!

About the Event
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Intro

Janesville Velo Club members are challenged to ride a bicycle outdoors in our area on as many days as they can in January and February at least 5 miles a day. Sound simple? Read the rules, submit your entry, and accept this Challenge!


Requirements – Participating riders must be current Janesville Velo Club members and accept the terms of the Janesville Velo Club Waiver and Release of Liability (see ‘Waiver’ tab above).


Standings - At the end of the challenge, participants who have placed in the top 10 in either category will be awarded points that correlate to their final place in that category (see ‘Days’ and ‘Miles’ table). The points participants earn for placing in the top ten in each category will be added together to determine a participant’s Total Points. More Total points = Higher place in the Final Standings. 


DAYS PLACE

DAYS POINTS

MILES PLACE

MILES POINTS

1st

10

1st

10

2nd

9

2nd

9

3rd

8

3rd

8

4th

7

4th

7

5th

6

5th

6

6th

5

6th

5

7th

4

7th

4

8th

3

8th

3

9th

2

9th

2

10th

1

10th 

1

11th or lower

0

11th or lower

0


Prize - The winner’s only prize will be the respect of the other participants. 


Fundraiser 

Help us raise funds by encouraging your friends & family to make pledges on the number of days or miles you ride during the 2-month challenge period.


Not up to the challenge of winter riding or soliciting pledges but want to support our cause? Please consider donating. The JVC is a 501c3 non-profit organization that consists of cyclists and advocates for bicycling. Club funds are used to improve cycling opportunities in southern Wisconsin and to support bicycling-related advocacy efforts. The club supports People for Bikes, the League of American Bicyclists, USA Cycling, and the International Mountain Bike Association (on the national level), the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation, and the Wisconsin High School Cycling League (on the state level), the Rock Trail Coalition, and the Janesville youth mountain biking club (on the local level), and also sponsors local cycling events and races in our community. Club members volunteer at local cycling events and in local parks, arrange and organize weekly group rides, and advocate for cycling and cyclists.


Some specific local projects funded with the help of the Janesville Velo Club include:  


  • Janesville's Paved Trail - The club continues to work with the City of Janesville to improve trail signage and has paid for some of the trail’s signage. The club also maintains a segment of the trail.   


  • Proposed Mountain Bike Park - The club is working with the City of Janesville and a professional trail builder to create a 35-acre mountain bike park with flow and progressive trails in the southern part of Janesville’s Palmer Park..


  • Janesville Area Youth Mountain Bike Club - Provides middle and high school students a safe and fun way to learn the sport of cycling 

    • Volunteers - The club provides volunteers to coach and mentor the young riders

    • Funding - The JVC reimburses coaches for some training expenses

    • Bikes - The club provides bikes to riders needing an appropriate bike to be able to participate 


  • Rockport Park Mountain Bike / Singletrack Trail System - The club has worked with the City of Janesville to develop and maintain the 8+ miles of mountain bike / snowshoe trails within the park

    • Signage - The club donated to the cost of the singletrack signage and provided volunteers for the project

    • Maintenance - The club purchased equipment and provides volunteers to help keep the trails trimmed 


  • Janesville Town Square Gran Prix - A world-class bicycle race supported by the club that takes place in Janesville's downtown and is part of America's largest competitive road-cycling series (Tour of America's Dairyland)


  • Bicycle Maintenance Program - The JVC has helped the following institutions to provide safe, ready-to-ride bikes for their bicycle-riding programs: 

    • Jackson Elementary School

    • Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    • Boys & Girls Club of Janesville 

Unofficial Rankings

Below are the unofficial rankings. These rankings are updated in real time based off of the data entered by the event participants. At the end of the event, these rankings will be reviewed by the event coordinators and an official rank and summary will be published.

Rank Points Name Distance Activities Days Donations Raised
1 17.5 pts james v. 1276.05 miles 59 59 $0
2 16.5 pts Bob S. 1014.7 miles 61 59 $510.15
3 14.5 pts John W. 705.19 miles 59 59 $141.04
4 13.5 pts Larry R. 663 miles 61 59 $81.63
5 12.5 pts Jodi W. 567 miles 59 59 $110.17
6 9.5 pts Paul M. 430.33 miles 59 59 $1213.61
7 8.5 pts Martin R. 842.2 miles 23 23 $70
8 8 pts Amy R. 551.5 miles 53 53 $26.5
9 6 pts Janet S. 526.7 miles 46 46 $366.62
10 3 pts Ernie O. 388.8 miles 33 33 $0
11 0.5 pts TINA L. 275.21 miles 23 23 $301.3
12 0 pts Kevin R. 112.4 miles 13 13 $50
13 0 pts Jon N. 76.71 miles 5 5 $0
14 0 pts Ken P. 48.8 miles 8 8 $12.49
15 0 pts Bill B. 39.4 miles 7 7 $0
16 0 pts Nathanial W. 21.13 miles 3 3 $41.91
17 0 pts Brian S. 21 miles 3 3 $0
18 0 pts Jon O. 5.21 miles 1 1 $0
Waiver
When registering for this event, you will be required to read and agree to this waiver.

JANESVILLE VELO CLUB LIABILITY WAIVER

One waiver is required annually for each participant.

JANESVILLE VELO CLUB GROUP RIDE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AND PARENTAL CONSENT AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT")

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in the Janesville Velo Club Group Ride Activities ("Activity") I, for myself, my personal representatives; assigns, heirs, and next of kin:

1. ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE, AND REPRESENT THAT:

I understand the nature of group bicycle road ride activities and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I further acknowledge that the Activity will be conducted over public roads and facilities open to the public during the Activity and upon which the hazards of traveling are to be expected. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity.

2. FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT:

(a) BICYCLING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS, AND DEATH 'RISKS").

(b) These Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the condition in which the Activity takes place, or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE "RELEASEES" NAMED BELOW.

(c) There may be OTHER RISKS AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LOSSES either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation or that of the minor in the Activity.

3. HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE THE JANESVILLE VELO CLUB

Their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, associated clubs, and, if applicable, owners and leassors of premises on which the Activity takes place, (each considered one of the "RELEASEES" herein) FROM ALL LIABILITY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ON MY ACCOUNT CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE "RELEASEES" OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS; AND I FURTHER AGREE that if, despite this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASEES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT OR ASSURANCE OF ANY NATURE AND INTEND IT TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW AND AGREE THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID THE BALANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING, SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.

MINOR RELEASE (IF UNDER 18 YEARS OLD):

AND I, THE MINOR'S PARENT AND/OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF BICYCLING ACTIVITIES AND THE MINOR'S EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES AND BELIEVE THE MINOR TO BE QUALIFIED, IN GOOD HEALTH, AND IN PROPER PHYSICAL CONDITION TO PARTICIPATE IN SUCH ACTIVITY. I HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, COVENANT NOT TO SUE, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASEE'S FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ON THE MINOR'S ACCOUNT CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE "RELEASEES" OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS AND FURTHER AGREE THAT IF, DESPITE THIS RELEASE, I, THE MINOR, OR ANYONE ON THE MINOR'S BEHALF MAKES A CLAIM AGAINST ANY OF THE RELEASEES NAMED ABOVE, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASEES FROM ANY LITIGATION EXPENSES, ATTORNEY FEES, LOSS LIABILITY, DAMAGE, OR COST ANY MAY INCUR AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH CLAIM.

Rules
These are the rules for the event! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the event organizers.

Requirements – Participating riders must be current Janesville Velo Club members and accept the terms of the Janesville Velo Club Waiver and Release of Liability (see ‘Waiver’ tab above).


Standings - At the end of the challenge, participants who have placed in the top 10 in either category will be awarded points that correlate to their final place in that category (see ‘Days’ and ‘Miles’ table). The points participants earn for placing in the top ten in each category will be added together to determine a participant’s Total Points. More Total points = Higher place in the Final Standings. 


DAYS PLACE

DAYS POINTS

MILES PLACE

MILES POINTS

1st

10

1st

10

2nd

9

2nd

9

3rd

8

3rd

8

4th

7

4th

7

5th

6

5th

6

6th

5

6th

5

7th

4

7th

4

8th

3

8th

3

9th

2

9th

2

10th

1

10th 

1

11th or lower

0

11th or lower

0


Example: 

Rider #1 finishes 1st in ‘Days’ and 4th in ‘Miles’

1st place ‘Days’ = 10 points, 4th place ‘Miles’ = 7 points

10+7=17 ‘Total’ points.


Rider #2 finishes 4th in ‘Days’ and 2nd in ‘Miles’

4th place ‘Days’ = 7 points, 2nd place ‘Miles’ = 9 points 

7+9=16 ‘Total’ points.


Result: Rider #1 is ahead of Rider #2 in the standings 

17 points vs. 16 points


Riders who place outside the top ten in both categories will not have any points and therefore will not be listed in the Final Standings.   


Note: Standings are updated as results are submitted. Since participants have 7 days to submit rides, current standings may not accurately reflect your actual position until after the Challenge period has ended (ends 2/28/21).   


Prize - The winner’s only prize will be the respect of the other participants. 


Rules

Rides (Days & Miles) must be tracked, must be submitted within 7 days of riding, must be between January 1st and the last day of February, and must be outdoors in our cold-weather region of the upper Midwest (preferably within 100 miles of Janesville, WI). Rides are submitted through the rider’s ‘Dashboard’ by using the ‘ADD AN ACTIVITY’ feature.


Days - Participants will automatically receive credit for riding 1 day whenever the participant submits a ride of at least five miles. Participants will only receive credit for 1 Day during a 24-hour period. The 24-hour period starts at 12:00 midnight and ends 24-hours later at 12:00 midnight. Participants must track their ‘activities’ (Days) in this manner.


Miles - Participants must submit the number of miles ridden each day of the challenge period within 7 days of their ride. Miles are submitted through the rider’s ‘Dashboard’ by using the ‘ADD AN ACTIVITY’ feature.


Ties 

There may be instances when two (or more) participants have the same number of ‘Days’ or ‘Miles’ (tied for a position’s points). When two or more participants are tied for a place in the standings, the available points will be added together and then divided by the number of participants who are tied. 

Example: Rider #1, Rider #2, and Rider #3 have all ridden every day and are therefore tied for 1st place in ‘Days’ (1st = 10 points). Since there are three riders, they are also tied for 2nd place (9 points), and 3rd place (8 points). To determine the points awarded to each rider, 10 (1st place points), 9 (2nd place points), and 8 (3rd place points) would be added together (10+9+8=27 points) and then divided by 3 (the number of riders tied for the position). The net result is that each rider would be awarded 9 points (27 divided by 3) for their ‘Days’ position.

 

Disclaimer (thinking about cheating?) 

Why? There are no prizes to win. Obviously, you will only be cheating yourself. Unfortunately, circumstances that were not foreseen may occur. The Challenge Organizer reserves the right to make rule adjustments when necessary. Rulings made by the Challenge Organizer are final. Any participant found to be competing outside the spirit of this challenge will be disqualified.


Participants

Below are listed all of the public participants registered for this event. You can click the sponsor button to sponsor any of the participants.

Name Sponsor
Paul M. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Larry R. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Nathanial W. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Martin R. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Ernie O. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Janet S. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Jodi W. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Bill B. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Amy R. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Kevin R. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Jon O. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
james v. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
TINA L. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Ken P. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Brian S. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Bob S. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
John W. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Jon N. This event has concluded. If you would still like to make a donation please contact the event organizers.
Donations

Below are listed all of the donations this event has received so far! Get started today and donate by clicking the blue donate button above. Donations with a total of zero will increase as the participants enter their activities.

Sponsor Pledge Amount Pledge Frequency Maximum Pledge Donation Total For Participant/Event
Jeff and Susan J. $50 One Time $50 $50 Martin R.
Jeff and Susan J. $50 One Time $50 $50 Jodi W.
Jeff and Susan J. $50 One Time $50 $50 Larry R.
TINA L. $50 One Time $50 $50 TINA L.
John W. $0.25 per Mile $250 $107.58 Paul M.
John W. $0.25 per Mile $250 $68.8 TINA L.
John W. $2 per Day $120 $46 TINA L.
Thomas W. $0.1 per Mile $200 $70.52 John W.
Eileen J. $50 One Time $50 $50 Paul M.
Maria S. $20 One Time $20 $20 Martin R.
Daniel K. $75 One Time $75 $75 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Anita L. $100 One Time $100 $100 TINA L.
TINA L. $0.5 per Day $30 $23 Janet S.
Janet S. $0.5 per Day $30 $11.5 TINA L.
Janet S. $0.5 per Day $30 $26.5 Amy R.
Janet S. $0.5 per Day $30 $29.5 Jodi W.
Janet S. $0.5 per Day $30 $4 Ken P.
Michael G. $0.5 per Mile $500 $500 Bob S.
Michael G. $0.5 per Mile $500 $263.35 Janet S.
Ken P. $0.01 per Mile $20 $0.49 Ken P.
Curtis S. $25 One Time $25 $25 Larry R.
Curtis S. $25 One Time $25 $25 Jodi W.
Curtis S. $25 One Time $25 $25 Janet S.
Curtis S. $25 One Time $25 $25 TINA L.
Evan G. $10 One Time $10 $10 Nathanial W.
Randy F. $150 One Time $150 $150 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Jim C. $0.1 per Mile $100 $70.52 John W.
Jim C. $0.1 per Mile $100 $43.03 Paul M.
Darcy C. $50 One Time $50 $50 Janet S.
Chrissy H. $25 One Time $25 $25 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Amy R. $50 One Time $50 $50 Kevin R.
Paul B. $200 One Time $200 $200 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Ken P. $0.01 per Mile $20 $5.27 Janet S.
Ken P. $0.01 per Mile $20 $5.67 Jodi W.
Ken P. $0.01 per Mile $20 $6.63 Larry R.
Alison M. $25 One Time $25 $25 Paul M.
Abbie M. $100 One Time $100 $100 Paul M.
Bill B. $125 One Time $125 $125 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Pat W. $0.5 per Mile $50 $10.56 Nathanial W.
John W. $2 per Day $120 $118 Paul M.
Bill K. $500 One Time $500 $500 Paul M.
Jodi W. $50 One Time $50 $50 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Mertzy J. $20 One Time $20 $20 Paul M.
Yvonne S. $50 One Time $50 $50 Paul M.
Larry R. $100 One Time $100 $100 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Michael B. $100 One Time $100 $100 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Paul W. $25 One Time $25 $25 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
anonymous $0.01 per Mile $20 $0.21 Nathanial W.
Ken P. $1 per Day $60 $8 Ken P.
Ken P. $0.01 per Mile $50 $10.15 Bob S.
Devan D. $200 One Time $200 $200 Paul M.
DEAN P. $100 One Time $100 $100 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Paul M. $100 One Time $100 $100 JVC 2021 Winter Challenge
Nathanial W. $1 per Mile $100 $21.13 Nathanial W.
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