The Bulls Cycle Challenge

Overview

April is here and it is time to enjoy the amazing Florida weather on a BIKE!!

Two people on bicycles looking at a mural on the side of a building in St. Petersburg

Grab your friends and family for a Treasure hunt to explore Pinellas County in the best way possible - by bike of course! You can go in teams of 2-4 people or individually to discover murals, community gardens and zero waste shops around the county. Complete the hunt within the month of April to be considered for some amazing prices!!


How:
Cyclists are required to register for the challenge and then log miles, days biked and photos taken on the USF Strava Club App. Points are awarded based on the miles logged and photos taken. At the end of the challenge, the top three teams and top three individual cyclists will be awarded gift certificates, bike gear and other items from local bike shops and merchants.

To get you ready for the challenge, the USF Campus Rec, Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF) and Student Government (SG) will be tabling at the Bull’s market on March 30th from 11 am – 1 pm along Harbor walk (in front of the USC). This is a chance to get out your bike and make sure it's in good shape for your treasure hunt and commute. We will also be providing a resource guide kit to help you through the challenge!

USF Campus Rec will be providing bikes and helmets but you are also welcome to use your own personal bike or the city coast bikes!!

Who: USF Faculty, Staff, Students and Family.

When: Mon, April 5 - Sun, April 28.

Why: Biking can be more than moving from point A to B. It can mean:

Two bicyclists looking at a mural
  • Discovering new places without having to worry about parking.
  • Boosting your health, mind and soul.
  • Connecting with your community.
  • Reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Promoting alternative means of transportation.

Checklist

  • Register yourself or your team.
  • Download Strava either on Apple store or Google Store.
    • Already connected to google fit or apple fit? See details below on how to link your Strava account to your already existing fitness tracking apps.
  • Join the Bulls Cycle Challenge on Strava.
  • Visit our table at the Bull’s market tabling event to get your bike tuned up, a nice tech shirt and a treasure hunt map.
  • Go out and explore.
  • Remember to start your Strava app every time you go out to track your miles.

The Bulls Cycle Challenge, part of USF Earth Month, is organized by the Office of Sustainability, The Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF), Student Government (SG), Harborside Activities Board (HAB) and USF Campus Rec.


How to directly Sync your Apple watch workouts or your Google fit account with Strava.

Screenshots of Google Fit

Google Fit Integration (supported on the Strava Android app only)

Strava will send the time, distance, and calories of GPS-based activities to Google Fit and will receive weight from Google Fit. This integration is only supported on the Strava Android app.

  • The option to connect with Google Fit is available on the Strava app's activity save screen, by editing your profile, and under Settings > Link Other Services.
  • Activity details will be sent to Google Fit only when the data is downloaded from the server. This happens when scrolling through the feed on the Strava app. If you want to get historical Strava activity data into Google Fit, you will need to scroll back to your 'Me' feed in the app.
  • If you want Google Fit to have the calories from a given activity, you’ll need to tap into the activity to view the activity details.

Strava Apple Watch App

  • Download the Strava app on your iPhone if you haven't already.
  • Open the "My Watch” section of the Apple Watch app on your phone.
  • Find the Strava app to install on your watch. If it's already installed on your Watch, then open the app on your Watch. If it's not installed, tap on Install next to Strava in the Watch App.
  • Open the Strava app on your Watch. You will be prompted (on your phone) to authorize Strava for Apple Watch.
  • The Strava Apple Watch app supports watch OS 6.0 or later and iOS 13.0 or later.

For more information on how to sync go to: https://support.strava.com/