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:
|Sarah Lukens||South Bend||4569|
|Linda McFarland||South Bend||3466|
|Caitlin Day||South Bend||1973|
|April Boughton||South Bend||1775|
The top 10 men were:
|John Boughton||South Bend||8735|
|MICHAEL MCFARLAND||South Bend||6560|
|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|
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.