Earn the Badges: Complete the Challenge
Updated: Jun 3
Our virtual LA Rivers Challenge is right around the corner! Starting June 1, whether you signed up to complete 31 miles or 200, our waterway badges will guide your path to victory from week to week.
Starting June 1, we'll be announcing waterway badges week by week that correspond with your chosen mileage goal.
RECHARGE (31 MILES)
If you signed up for the 31 mile Recharge Challenge, your week 1 waterway will be Aliso Creek Badge at 8.5 miles! Keep an eye out for the Compton Creek Badge (8.5 miles), Burbank Western Channel Badge (6.3 miles) and the Ballona Creek Badge (8.8 miles) as the month continues.
SHORELINE (62 MILES)
Similarly, if you signed up for the 62 mile Shoreline Challenge, you'll be keeping an eye out for the Chino Creek (12.7 miles), Little Rock Creek (16.7 miles), Rio Hondo (16.4 miles) and East Fork San Gabriel (17 miles) Badges week by week.
DOUBLE RIVER (100 MILES)
For those going for the 100 mile Double River Challenge, week 1 will challenge you to complete 25 miles, the distance of Castaic Creek. For the rest of the month, look out for Arroyo Seco (24.9 miles), Pacoima Wash (33 miles) and West Fork San Gabriel (19 miles).
LA BASIN LOOP (200 MILES)
For those mileage junkies out there, our badges will have you riding a variety of mileage from week to week. In week 1 you'll be challenged to ride the 47.9 miles of the LA River. For week 2, it'll be the 28.8 miles of the Big Tujunga Creek, 71 miles in week 3 for Piru Creek, and the San Gabriel River's 58 miles in week 4.
HOW TO WIN A BADGE
1. Tracking Your Mileage: First decide which app you are going to use for tracking your run/walk/ride. Use your favorite app or try out one of these apps:
2. Uploading Your Mileage: You will need to update your mileage accomplishments on your Challenge fundraising page. You can go to our Mileage Tracking Form and log your current mileage. (Bookmark the Mileage Tracking Form for easy access) NOTE: Make sure that you use the email address associated with your fundraising page!
3. When To Update Your Mileage: You can update your mileage every day, once a week, or as soon as you finish your exercise, whatever works for you! (Make sure that you add your TOTAL miles for the week every time you enter your new mileage -- the form will overwrite your previous entry in the week.)
**To qualify to earn your weekly LARC Badge/s, update your mileage total for the week by 11:59pm on Sunday night**
You can ride the badge distance in one day or throughout the week.
Not all the waterways have accompanying bicycle infrastructure you can ride on. Because these rivers, creeks and streams are all over the County, we don't expect you to head to the waterway's location and ride. Instead, we challenge you to get out wherever you can to complete the distance week by week.
You have until midnight Sunday at the end of each week to claim your badge.
Make sure to share a picture of yourself completing your mileage for that week to social media and tag LACBC and use the hashtag corresponding to your badge and your challenge!
Set out to complete the badge distance each week and you'll be right on track to meet your overall challenge mileage goal.
To learn more about the challenge, including how to sign up, visit LARiversChallenge.com.