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Prizes

To participate in the following 50-for-50 prize categories, you must be a 2021 OBC Member and register your rides on jRide - our Ride Scheduling Tool  to meet our insurance constraints.

All prizes are subject to rules listed at bottom of this page as referenced in the Prize Description.

The 50-for-50 organizing committee reserves the right to substitute prizes based on availability from sponsors.

We had a Favourite Route Contest - see winners here!

ID #  Description / Rules Frequency and Dates Primary Sponsor(s)
P-0 Please share your photos!
  • any time
 
P-1 Most # of rides:
  •  jRide counts the number of 50-for-50 rides you do in the month.
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
  • Monitor your progress on the jRide Leader Board.
  • Rules 1,2 and 5 apply.
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
bushtukah
kitch Authentic
P-2 Highest Accumulated Distance:
  • jRide calculates your total distance accumulated on 50-for-50 rides for the month.
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
  • Monitor your progress on the jRide Leader Board.
  • Rules 1,2 and 5 apply.
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
bushtukah
Authentickitch
P-3 Best Story:
  • A story, likely funny, about your cycling adventure on the route.
  • The winner will make many references to sites and people along the route.
  • We may break stories up into themes and award multiple prizes. 
  • must submit story via 50for50 email
  • Rules 1,3 and 5 apply.
Two periods:
  • June & July
  • August & Sept
rentabike
P-4 Best Ice-cream Face:

Well, this is a photo of course and you have to say where on the route you got it – and, let's face it, the kids (in us?) will likely win!

  • Best picture of an ice-cream face.
  • must submit photo via 50for50 email
  • Rules 1,2,3 and 5 apply.
Three months:
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
millstreet
P-5 Best Sponsor Pit Stop:

A member is photographed being a "Super Patron" at one of our sponsors. You will likely be drinking coffee, taking on calories or buying cycling gear - but it could be a whole lot more. We will tag the sponsor via our social media pages ofcourse!

  • Best picture of a "Super Patron" at one of our sponsors.
  • must submit photo and why you love this place via 50for50 email.
  • Yes, we realize many sponsors are not on your route - but you will qualify if you do a ride within 2 days either side of the photo date.
  • Rules 1,2,3 and 5 apply.
Three months:
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
Authentic
P-6 Best Water Photo:
  • Best picture of a cyclist or bicycle cooling off in a watering hole.
  • must submit photo via 50for50 email
  • if there is a story, submit for the story award too!
  • Rules 1,2,3 and 5 apply.
Three months:
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
velofix
P-7 Strade Bianche:
  • The bike and rider that comes back from the ride with the dirtiest bike and jersey and can show pictures to prove it!
  • You have to tell us WHY your bike got so dirty and where on the route!
  • Rules 1,3 and 5 apply.
Two periods:
  • June & July
  • August & Sept
kafia
P-8 Photo Scavenger Hunt:
  • We give you the photo of 'something' on a ride and YOU find it.
  • We also give you the start location of the ride and other hints.
  • You take a photo of the 'something', with someone from your group in the photo, to confirm you found it.
  • Awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd by random draw.
  • Rules 1,3 and 5 apply.
  • Link to photos -> here
  • Note: as the summer progresses, we will add more photos on more routes farther afield.
  • June
  • July
  • August
kunstadt
P-9 Endurance Cyclist:
  • jRide calculates a score of how difficult a ride is based on distance and ascent.
  • At end of event the prizes go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with highest scores.
  • We may award intermediate prizes during the summer if we get enough sponsors.
  • Rules 1 and 5 apply.
  • RIde Difficulty = distance in kms + 10% of ascent in metres

Given once at end of event.

flora
P-10 PB - Personal Best:

You have never ridden 50km? 100km? 100 miles? Maybe this is the ride you achieved your Personal Best!

  • Have a fellow rider vouch for you and enter the PB contest!
  • awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd by random draw from those submitted.
  • Rules 1,4 and 5 apply.
Given once at end of event. giant Studio26.2millstreet
P-11 Going Beyond:

No this is not the here-after-life – this is an award for the rider that has gone well beyond the call of duty helping other riders get through the day.

  • Must be reported by your fellow riders.
  • Awarded once at end of event to one or more riders at the discretion of the organizing committee.
  • Rule 5 applies.
Given once at end of event. giant Studio26.2millstreet
P-12 OBC Strava Club 30 day Distance Maximum:
  • Over a 30 day period (you pick start and stop days), we will award the riders with the highest distance covered on 50-for-50 routes.
  • You must be at least 90% compliant to the routes.
  • You must be registered on OBC Strava Club to qualify. https://www.strava.com/clubs/obc-ottawa-bicycle-club-27855 ⇗
  • You may do multiple loops of a route - same day or not.
  • You must tell us your start day and stop day and enough Strava information for us to verify.
  • You may keep changing your optimal Start and Stop days until September 1st to maximize your chances of winning.
Given once at end of event. obc
P-13 Remote Start Champion:
  • jRide calculates a score of how often and how far you go for a remote start.
  • At end of event the prizes go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with highest scores.
  • We may award intermediate prizes during the summer if we get enough sponsors.
  • Rules 1 and 5 apply.
  • See jRide Leaderboard for description of 'Remote Start' algorithm.
Given once at end of event. kitch
P-14 Best Climbers:
  • jRide calculates accumulated ascent on all your rides.
  • At end of event the prizes go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to best climbers.
  • We may award intermediate prizes during the summer if we get enough sponsors.
  • Rules 1 and 5 apply.
Given once at end of event. kitch

 

Rule # Rule Description
1 confirmed ride on jRide within 5 days of ride date.
2 calculated over a one month period starting at the 1st day of the month by jRide.
3 photo and/or story submitted via 50for50@ottawabicycleclub.ca within 5 days of ride date.
4 fellow rider vouches for your achievement by email via 50for50@ottawabicycleclub.ca
5 When winners are hard to distinguish winners maybe determined by random draw at the discretion of the organizing committee.