Local National Bike Challenge winners announced

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Local National Bike Challenge winners announced

Congratulations to Jamie Smith of South Bend and Katie Michalczyk of Goshen. Each of them has won a $30 gift certificate at Fiddler’s Hearth in downtown South Bend.

The winners were randomly selected from the top 10 finishers of each gender. In the women’s drawing, Judy Lee was randomly chosen, but she had declared herself ineligible since she is an official with the local host, Bike Michiana. This was to Katie’s advantage, since she was then chosen randomly.

John Boughton of South Bend was the top male rider, while Bonnie Yoder of Granger was the top female. John was ranked 117th nationally (98th percentile), out of 5,602 riders. Bonnie was 2,694th (52nd percentile).  Communities were ranked based on the number of NBC Points per 10,000 residents. The top community was Lively, VA: South Bend was 426th out of 4,267 communities (90th percentile). The top state was Wisconsin, while Indiana was ranked 8th (84th percentile).

The BMC congratulates all contestants

The top 10 women’s finishers were:

Bonnie Yoder Granger 5741
Sarah Lukens South Bend 4569
Linda McFarland South Bend 3466
Judy Lee Walkerton 2336
Caitlin Day South Bend 1973
Katie  Michalczyk Goshen 1955
Elma Chapman Middlebury 1951
Priscilla Beaver Osceola 1918
April Boughton South Bend 1775
Susan Wells Granger 1664


The top 10 men were:

John Boughton South Bend 8735
Chris Vandenbossche South Bend 6373
Chuck Michels South Bend 6000
Donald Renfro South Bend 5557
James Rutkowski North Liberty 5252
Michael Bramlett South Bend 5075
Paul Ewing South Bend 4883
Jamie Smith South Bend 4278
John Swartzendruber Elkhart 4153


The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists — and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. Users compete on a local, state and national level.

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