The Penguin Pedal

Mon April 24 - Thu August 31, 2023 Loveland, CO 80538 US

Events

The Penguin Pedal

$45 Registration ends August 30, 2023 at 11:59pm MDT

The Penguin Waddle / Walk / Run

$45 Registration ends August 30, 2023 at 11:59pm MDT

Description

On your marks, get set, WADDLE! Join Penguins International for a VIRTUAL bike/ waddle/ walk/ run/ cycling event to support penguin conservation. A virtual event means you can participate from anywhere as long as it’s within the event dates! It doesn’t matter if you’re on a stationary bike, riding around your neighborhood, mountain biking, walking or running. We’d love for you to show your support for penguins by cutting down on CO2 to save a species.

The Penguin Pedal - $45 Includes digital bib and basic finisher certificate

The Penguin Waddle/Walk/Run - $45 Includes digital bib and basic finisher certificate

Emperor Penguins have to travel at least 30 miles (50 km) and up to 95 miles (150 km) across the desolate Antarctic landscape. As a species reliant on sea ice for their survival we are encouraging participants to ride their bikes, walk, waddle, or run to lower carbon emissions. We don’t expect you to travel as far as Emperor Penguins do, only that you have fun while honoring these epic birds. On this virtual adventure you'll encounter 9 symbolic stops in Antarctica including several Emperor Penguin colonies and McMurdo Research Station! 

Want to learn more about Penguins International and the conservation projects we support? Check out: https://www.penguinsinternational.org/

 

How Do I Participate?

How do I participate?

After the race time, just log-in to your participant page and record your distance traveled! Easy peasy, penguin squeezy. We recommend using something you already have like Google Maps, Fitbit, Apple watch, or Garmin. You could also use a free app like Strava to track your cycling. You can earn digital badges that symbolically represent visiting Emperor Penguin Colonies and McMurdo Station as you track your distance! 

How else can I support?

You can donate by clicking on the Donation tab at the top of the page

Share the event with your penguin-loving pals! #ThePenguinPedal

Why Penguins?

Penguins International is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to actively engage in penguin conservation projects to advance knowledge and understanding of penguins through scientific research, and to promote awareness of threats to penguins through conservation education programs. In a nutshell:  Protecting penguins, protecting the planet. Currently, 9 out of 18 species of penguins are threatened with extinction. Penguins are marine sentinels and indicators of ocean health and our programs are designed to protect them for future generations to enjoy! Help us spread our message by taking selfies and using the tags: #ThePenguinPedal 

We’d love to see you rock your ride wearing your favorite penguin clothing or decorating your bike in a penguin style!

Team Shirts

We want you to look cool while you ride so check out our Bonfire campaign for event shirts in different styles and colors available for purchase. (Shirts can take up to two-three weeks for shipping) Remember, you can choose to ride your bike April thru August and can wear your shirt anytime. 

Share Your Event Photos With Us!

Use the hashtag #ThePenguinPedal 

Virtual bike ride Contact Info

If you have any questions about this virtual bike ride, click the button below.

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