Inspired by the success of MoonBike2020, the University of Pécs is once again announcing the MOON Bike challenge. Our goal is to break last year's records by cycling (on bicycle or stationary bike) the Earth-Moon distance in two months, a total of 384,400 km, and to reach 1 million km over the duration of the challenge.
Anyone can join the challenge from 15 May on the project's Facebook page: PTE MoonBike. All cycling enthusiasts have to do is send a screenshot of their distance covered (recorded via a cycling app) in a message or a post to the PTE MoonBike Facebook page. If you are taking part in the challenge on a stationary bike, you need to upload a photo of the odometer. We will announce several minor contests during the challenge, and we will also organize meetups where the members of our virtual community can get acquainted with each other, the University of Pécs, and our projects raising awareness to the importance of a healthy lifestyle and environment protection.
In the minor contests, we encourage participants to complete certain distances on specific weekends and reward them with special prizes. As the Greenest University in Hungary, UP’s main goal with the project is to promote the environmentally friendly way of transportation: cycling. It is much safer than public transport in the pandemic situation, and it may help in mitigating the greenhouse effect by reducing CO2 emissions.
Join our challenge! Can we achieve our goal together? Let us start cycling today!
Prizes will be drawn among those who submit at least two distances a week. At the end of the challenge, valuable gifts will be awarded to those who post at least 10 times during the challenge and complete a total of at least 150 km.