"Get Back on Your Bike" Autumn Program Registration Home Page

Welcome - Have Fun and Make a Wellness Difference in 2013!

Welcome to our Autumn "Get Back on Your Bike" program for the employees, spouses and related adult family members of:

- Franciscan St. Francis Health

- IUPUI

- Our Muncie 2013 program with Ball State University, Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Medical Consultants PC., Verallia, Youth Opportunity Center.  Special thanks to our Muncie partners local powering this program with BGI  - Kirk's Bike Shop, Tour of Muncie and Cardinal Greenways!

- Our Tri Sponsored Indy program with Eskenazi Health/Wishard, Health & Hospital Corporation and Mina Leasing/Financial Services.

- Somerset CPAs.

Our Autumn "Get Back on Your Bike" program is a 6 week, 150 mile challenge that reintroduces bicycling as a healthy, fun and social activity. No matter what your level of fitness, it's a fun and body friendly way to exercise. The program costs $29.99 to participate, but includes the opportunity to earn up to $90 in equipment, service, education, rides and gift cards.

This program is designed for riding at home, in your neighborhood, at local bicycle trails or on your favorite back roads.  It's open to employees, spouses/partners and related adult family members.

Learn more about the program below or If you already decided to participate, Click Here to sign up now!    The last day to sign up has been extended to Friday, September 6th.  This will be the last day to sign up so you have a week to get starting essentials before program start on Monday, September 16th.

Don't have a bike or want to ride a new bike? Click here for a special 15% off regular prices of bikes at Kirk's Bike Shop or Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI).  This offer can only be used after registering and paying for this program online.  Don't wait this offer is only valid until your program starts.

Register On-line, Then Get Your Starting Essentials!

All program participants will receive the following starting essentials before the program starts :
-  A bicycle safety check / inspection.  Click here for a full safety inspection description.
It's for your safety, all participants must pass a bike safety check to enter programs.
-  A Bontrager Trip 1 cycling computer installed
-  Your BGI program reward/discount card : with 5% off regular prices for bicycles and 10% off regular retail prices for clothing and accessories.  Good through May, 2014!

During registration, you will indicate if you are getting your starting essentials:
 1. At your Sponsor's on-site  Kickoffs. For your convenience, Muncie based organizations and IUPUI have  sponsored on-site Kickoffs.  Click here for more information.  All other organizations will need to go to BGI stores.

2. Or at Kirk's Bike Shop in Muncie or any of BGI three Indy area stores
Two days after registering and paying on-line,
drop by Kirk's or any BGI store location to pick up your essentials.  Click here for store addresses.  If our store mechanics are real busy, you might be asked to leave your bike and pick up the next day. No appointments are needed.

Measure Your Progress. It's Yours to Keep!

BGI and Kirk's mechanics will be programming and installing a Bontrager Trip 1 cycling computer (normally $35 installed). This five function cycling computer measures overall program miles (odometer), trip distance and max speed for last trip, current bike speed and current time.

During the program, you will enter your weekly mileage on-line.  Your odometer provides you instant feedback in your quest to achieve a 150 miles.  Best of all, it's yours to keep after the program concludes. If you have a cycling computer already, you can choose a $25 BGI Gift Card alternative to start instead. 

Six Week Program Start / Weekly Reminders

Pick up your starting essentials before the program begins on Mon., 9/16.  Following on-line registration, you will receive weekly email program reminders and a "secret" participant program web site address.  What to know the secret?   Register for fun and fitness!

Learn and Earn up to $20 in BGI Gift Cards

Our program provides you with on-site workshops and/or a variety of store clinics to help you become a better and safer rider. Attend any two and earn up to $20 in BGI Gift CardsClick here for more information including dates, times and places.  During program registration, you will be asked to sign up for on-site workshops.  

"Your Bike" - Maximizing Comfort
and Minimizing Problems
"The Rider"- Enjoying Your Ride "Fix a Flat and More"

Autumn Colors Team Contests (optional)

Want to add a fun element to your program, while increasing your chances of reaching your goal of 150 miles?   Then form or asked to be randomly assigned to a "virtual" team of five to complete in a friendly competition for prizes.  

Participants on teams are twice as likely to complete the program!  Join and encourage others while increasing your chances of finishing.

Look for more information to come in shortly after registration in weekly email reminders. 
 

Optional Weekly Rides - another way to earn your educational stars/gift cards. Register for more info!

 
   
BGI Indy Park Rides
Tuesday, 6:30 pm depart.  10-12 mile rides along Indiana's beautiful and scenic bicycle trails.
 No cost weekly ride.
ActiveIndy Tours
Guided Cultural Trail Rides
Weds. 6 pm depart
Fee is $10
and includes a $10 off coupon for their popular Mid-town Bike N Dine Tour.
Tour of Muncie guided tours of Cardinal Greenways and White River Greenways.
Wednesday, 5 pm depart  No cost weekly ride
Health & Hospital Corporation
Fall Creek Trail Ride
Tuesday, 5:15 pm depart
No cost weekly ride
Franciscan Saint Francis Health 
Southeast Way Park Ride
Monday, 5:30 pm.
depart
No cost for this weekly ride

Finish and Earn a Chance to Win a Bike!

By Sun.,October 27th, you will have pleasantly surprised yourself by covering over 150 miles in six weeks

  • Complete your program target mileage and earn the last $10 BGI GIFT CARD
  • By finishing all aspects of the program, you will have earned $90 in equipment, service, education and gift cards.
  • Finish and earn a chance to win up to a $400 bike/gift card sponsored by your organization.
  • Most important, you will have rediscovered the fun of bicycling, improved fitness and health

Don't Have A Bike? Register and Receive Special New Bike Discount Offer from BGI and Kirk's Bike Shop!

Don't have a bicycle or want to try a new bike? Here is your chance at major savings.   But don't wait as this 15% off Bike Start Coupon expires the day your program starts, Mon., 9/16.  For this program, we recommend hybrid comfort and hybrid fitness bicycles from Cannondale, Giant and Trek. Hybrid bikes are designed for upright riding to take strain off your back and arms. 

After you have registered, Click here to print off your special offer from BGI and Kirk's Bike Shop.   Save $75 on a $500 bike!  

Don't delay, you will need time to get fit to a proper bike, test ride and order.   We have many bicycles in stock but might need to put in an express special order for you.

         Hybrid Comfort Bikes  Hybrid Fitness Bikes

Sign Up Today!

For $29.99, the program includes a bike safety check, a cycling computer installed, weekly email reminders, and access to on-line program website. In addition, if you complete any two on-site workshops or store clinics or wellness rides and and finish the 150 mile challenge, you will receive up to $30 in BGI Gift Cards.  All totaled, the potential to earn up to $90 in equipment, service, education and gift cards from BGI.      Last day to sign up has been extended to Friday, September 6th.  Don't wait as you need time to get starting essentials to be ready for Monday September 16th start.

Click Here to sign up for your Sponsor's specific program and to purchase the program online.

Exercise is Good Medicine

Exercise is Good Preventative Medicine for Many Chronic Diseases
Medical experts say inactivity poses as great a risk as smoking in contributing to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression, arthritis and osteoporosis. It just plain makes you look and feel better. Please join BGI and your organization in building a healthier future.