The Hill Climb Challenge is managed through the Strava app. If you are not already using Strava, you can sign up for a free account HERE. You do not need to sign up for a Premium account, but doing so will let you view the Leaderboard at any time. Strava offers a 30 day free trial of Premium, however, like any trial you will need to enter your credit card information, and if you do not wish to keep it, cancel before the end of the trial.
Ride data needs to be uploaded to Strava from a compatible GPS tracking device. Almost all cycling computers can do this easily. (The procedure varies between brands, but is usually automatic once set up.) This can also be done from any fitness watch, fitness tracker, or even a smart phone with a tracking app.
Instructions on how to connect to Strava from a Garmin device are HERE.
Instructions on how to connect to Strava from a Wahoo device are HERE.
Instructions on how to connect to Strava from a Fitbit are HERE.
Instructions on how to connect to Strava from an Apple watch are HERE.
Instructions on how to connect to Strava from a Polar device are HERE.
Show up on September 12th and join the ride! The challenge segment is located in Covington, and climbs from KY Route 8 on Western Ave. to right on Devou Dr. into the park, ending just before the stop sign. It is 1.1 miles long at an average gradient of 4%, with a steepest section of 6.5%. It begins approximately 2.75 miles into the ride: enough time to warm up, yet you will still be fresh for the effort! There will be markings or flags on the road or roadside to mark the beginning and end of the segment.
On the Strava page for the segment you can view the all time leaderboard, or select various filters to narrow it down. Under “My Clubs” you can select Sunflower Rev It Up to see just the standings for challenge participants. It is recommended you narrow the time frame down to “Today” to see only the rides that are occurring during the event. Unfortunately, Strava does not let you apply multiple filters at the same time, so you can’t see age group standings inside the club. Age groups will show everybody who is riding the segment, whether they are an entrant or not.
You must be officially registered for the Sunflower event for your attempt to count.
Your ride must be uploaded to Strava before the awards ceremony begins (estimated at 10:30 AM). You must also have your Privacy Controls set to “Everyone”. Without this your attempt won’t appear on the Strava leaderboards.
Rides must be made on a standard bike. E-bikes are not eligible.
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