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LuvTrails Challenge – Pisgah

Overview

 

PAS

  Pisgah Area SORBA Benefit Event

 

In partnership with Pisgah Area SORBA (PAS) LuvTrails Events presents a virtual fundraising event in Pisgah National Forest (Pisgah Ranger District), Bent Creek Experimental Forest, and Richmond Hill Park in Asheville, NC. It is a month-long virtual event to coincide with National Bike Month from May 1st to 31st, 2022. It will last for the entire month and will allow participants to ride as much as they like within the “geofenced” trails maintained by PAS. When you sign up at www.trail.care and link your Strava account you also pledge an amount per mile as a donation to PAS. After you record a ride on Strava (must be public), you are sent an email to confirm your donation for that ride. The number of miles you ride in May multiplied by the amount you pledged per mile will determine the total donation at the end of the event. Everything comes down to the choice and effort of each individual participant and you have total control over your final donation. Lots of great prizes and rewards on offer for the top donors and most miles completed.

 

  No Registration fee. It’s fun. And all for a good cause. Sign up today!

Map

Schedule

May is Bike Month - from 12:00 AM on 5/1 to 11:59 PM on 5/31.


The Challenge takes place anywhere within the geofenced areas of PAS.

 

Registration:
There is NO registration fee. BUT in order to participate, you have to FIRST sign up at www.trail.care. You can only participate in the Challenge by signing up, linking your Strava account and a credit/debit card, and pledging an amount per mile. Click here for a SETUP-guide.

 

Then ride within the PAS geofenced area (see the Map above) and record your miles with Strava, or with the GPS device of your choice as long as you synchronize the data with Strava (any free account will do).

 

LuvTrails will keep a record of all your Strava activities during May and your name will appear on the Leaderboard below as you progress during the month.

 

On June 1st category winners will be announced and notified via email. Prize pickup is in early June at a date and place to be announced.

 

Bonus:
For just signing up at www.trail.care or donating as little as $15 you receive exciting rewards from our three National LuvTrails Rewards Partners:

 

The Gear Attic
10% off just for signing up to Trailcare and 20% discount to those donating $15 or more.

 

Cognative MTB
20% off for donating $15 or more and 25% discount to those donating $20 or more.

 

Asheville Trails & Taps
10% off just for signing up and 20% discount on all guided mountain bike tours and 101 MTB skills training classes.

Prizes & Eligibility

Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors supportive of PAS and trail advocacy--and their love for the cycling community of North Carolina--we'll hand out great prizes to lots of participants, from top-notch cycling gear and accessories to substantial discounts at outdoor lifestyle stores.

 

Categories and Prizes:

To keep it simple we have only two categories and leaderboards:

 

TOP DONORS LEADERBOARD (total donation made by end of event)
1st) FOX Transfer dropper post and lever
2nd) Kask REX MTB Helmet / WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt
3rd) CognativeMTB $50 gift card / WTB Heritage Rainbow hoodie
4th) WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt / WTB camping mug / WTB tubeless tire sealant
5th) WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt / WTB camping mug / WTB tubeless tire sealant
6th-10th) WTB tubeless tire sealant
PLUS: 1st-35th receive a RockShox - World Bicycle Relief t-shirt!

 

MOST MILES LEADERBOARD (cumulative over the month)
1st) Kask REX MTB Helmet / WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt
2nd) CognativeMTB $50 gift card / WTB Heritage Rainbow hoodie
3rd) CognativeMTB $50 gift card / WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt
4th) WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt / WTB camping mug / WTB tubeless tire sealant
5th) WTB Heritage Rainbow t-shirt / WTB tubeless tire sealant
6th-10th) WTB tubeless tire sealant
PLUS: 1st-35th receive a RockShox - World Bicycle Relief t-shirt!

 

*** Hoodie and T-Shirt sizes are first come on prize pickup day
*** Winners will receive an email confirming their prizes by June 1st

 

Eligibility for Prizes:

To be eligible for leaderboard prizes a participant must donate at least $15 to Pisgah Area SORBA during the month of May using Trailcare's platform. If a participant finishes in the top 10 of both categories, then that participant will only receive the prize earned in the Top Donors Leaderboard. There's no doubling up of prizes. The Most Miles Leaderboard will be adjusted accordingly at the conclusion of the event. The decision of the management of LuvTrails Events is final.
* Employees and contractors of LuvTrails-Trailcare are not eligible for prizes.

Rules

LuvTrails Challenge - Pisgah is an official fundraising event for Pisgah Area SORBA of Brevard, NC. The Event is based on Strava biking activities within the geofenced areas of Pisgah National Forest (Pisgah Ranger District), Bent Creek Experimental Forest, and Richmond Hill Park in Asheville, NC.

 

Timing:

There is no official timing for this virtual event. Participation is based on the unique Trailcare geolocation tool tracking participants' activities within the geofence and keeping a record of the distance every participant completed during the entire month of May. It is in essence a distance-based event, but it also keeps track of each participant's donations (after each activity) throughout the month. Throughout the event, it will display a leaderboard of all the donations pledged to PAS. Donations are determined by multiplying the total miles completed x the amount pledged per mile. (Don't worry Trailcare does this on the fly!)

 

Beneficiary:

All proceeds will go to support the PAS trail maintenance fund and its myriad advocacy activities in Western North Carolina.

 

Cost:

LuvTrails Events are free for all participants. It is free to register or sign up at www.trail.care. The only "cost" to participants is the pledge they choose to donate per mile to PAS when they sign up. It can be anything from 1 cent to $100 or more per mile, depending on the ability to donate. The pledged amount can also be adjusted at any time during the event according to the participant's circumstances.

 

Registration:

There is NO registration fee. BUT in order to participate, you have to register at www.trail.care. Follow five easy steps. Click here for a SETUP-guide.

IMPORTANT: You have to tick the box in the setup process (Step 2) that authorizes Strava to share your activity data (not personal data) with Trailcare during the event. Without that permission, a participant's activities can NOT be recorded by Trailcare during the event. Also, your Strava activities must be set to public for you to appear on event leaderboards.

 

Other

Sharing:

Please take pictures of your activities, especially if it was fun doing it on the trails. Share it on social media, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtags #trailcare #luvtrails #PAS #traildonations or #luvtrailsevents. We might just surprise you with a special reward for doing that from our many rewards partners. Keep the fun in the social family and spread the trail LUV.

 

GPS devices:

You have to link a free, basic Strava account if you don't already have one. Remember, you don't have to record your activities with the Strava app if you don't want to. You can use your favorite non-Strava GPS device to record and just set up the device for automatic syncing with Strava. Every time you complete your ride your device will sync it immediately with Strava and Trailcare will capture the data to populate the leaderboard and calculate your donation. Here is a GUIDE on how to sync your device with Strava.

Leaderboard

 

The Leaderboard of participants (below, scroll down) will go live as soon as LuvTrails Challenge – Pisgah starts at midnight on 5/1/22. If you have not registered at Trailcare and ticked all the boxes (in the setup process) and made your Strava activities public your name will not appear on the Leaderboard. Please sign up at www.trail.care to participate in the event. Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make a donation after your ride.

The Leaderboards

 

1. Most Miles

 

2. Top Donors

 

How to donate with Trailcare