Current Year Rounder Standings
The WUCA Year-Rounder Challenge is a year-long bicycle mileage challenge recognizing consistent performance in cycling throughout the season in centuries, double centuries, and other long rides. Riders in many countries are participating. Ride 12 centuries in 10 months and earn a medal (or a plaque if you ride more miles than anyone else).
Many of us enjoy getting out on a long ride with friends or just by ourselves … and doing so on a regular basis throughout the season. It’s the satisfaction of a day out on the bike under mild spring sunlight, winter gales, summer thunderstorms, stiff mountain climbs, and easy rolling countryside. Our season may have high points and peak events, but these are against the backdrop of consistent endurance mileage and endurance fitness.
Such a season might include:
- a brevet series culminating in a 1200k randonnée,
- a week-long, multi-week … or transcontinental bike tour,
- solo or organized doubles over a variety of landscapes,
- fast centuries or leisurely centuries! — every weekend with friends,
- a long ride every month of the year.
- training indoors on a “virtual riding platform” a lot because of work or weather
The Year-Rounder (Y-R) provides a structure to motivate you throughout the season and to recognize your personal achievements. The Y-R is designed to showcase consistent performance in cycling throughout the year.
The Year Rounder Challenge has 2 Flavors:
#1 Male and female high mileage Awards for most miles from centuries in a year.
#2: Members who ride at least 1 Century every month for a year qualify for the Larry Schwartz Award.
Note: Virtual and road riding are acceptable for both flavors above
The Year-Rounder recognizes three distance-based levels of accomplishment and one consistency-based award. (The rider’s award will reflect the highest distance level achieved plus the Larry Schwartz if qualified.)
Gold: 3,000 miles or more in the Combined division — award is a medal.
Platinum: 5,000 miles in the Combined division — award is a medal.
Who’s Who: the top Male and Female riders fpr the entire year — award is a plaque and mention in any of WUCA’s social media outlets.
Larry Schwartz award: completing at least one Y-R ride in each calendar month, with up to two make-up rides — award is a medal that each member may purchase after the year is over.
Since 2019: There is no fee to take part in the Year Rounder Challenge. Your accomplishments will be posted on the WUCA website under Year Rounder Results. Anyone who earns an award can purchase the award directly from the award maker. They will have an authorized list.
The Year-Rounder year runs from January 1 through December 31 each year. Because up to two make-up rides are allowed for the Larry Schwartz award, riders can still start as late as March.
Online Ride Submission
Deadline: Submit your ride within 14 days after the completion of the ride/event. (This has been waived for April and May 2023 to enable us to make the appropriate changes to our new Web-site. Just save them until you are able to submit them. What has been submitted to date will be transferred over for you when we switch
Many of our members submit rides recorded on Strava, Garmin Connect, MapMyRide, and Polar. We also accept results from races/events that are posted on a website, such as RUSA brevets, Race Across Oregon, Grand Fondos, etc.
Note: If your GPS software (e.g., CycleMeter on the iphone) doesn’t post to a website, but sends you a URL of your ride, you can use that too).
|Example of acceptable URL from Strava
||URLs (click to view the ride)
||uploaded from GPS
||Example Strava Activity
Results are verified by our team of volunteers and updated monthly (or sooner).
Questions? Contact the Year-Rounder Chair