Bike Ride for the Kids 2021 Ride


This year’s ride will be a COMBINATION of last year's month-long virtual competition, culminating in THE RETURN of our traditional LIVE in-person bike ride at the end of the month. The virtual competition will start Saturday, August 28th and extend 4 weeks through September 24th (8/28 - 9/24), with the LIVE in-person bike ride taking place on Friday, September 24th in Chicago.

The virtual competition will be organized through the free activity service, Strava, to allow participants to log as many biking AND running miles as possible. Both the virtual competition and live ride will encourage participants to bike/run for donations to support FIRST Lego League and STEM Education. For every $100 raised, participants will earn additional “miles” to be added to their score (10 bike miles or 2.5 running miles per $100).

This year's fundraising goal is our biggest yet--we are targeting raising $100,000 for the Bike Ride for the Kids mission!

We will be giving out weekly prizes across a variety of categories, culminating with an awards ceremony at the end of the LIVE bike ride to commemorate the end of the competition and celebrate our FIRST Lego League partners.

Stay tuned for more information about the Virtual Competition and LIVE ride details and the start of registration later this summer!



  1. Register for the virtual competition--CLICK THE "REGISTER TO RIDE" TAB ABOVE!
  2. Create a FREE Strava account — all participants will need to have a Strava account to log their activity
  3. Be sure to go to your BRFTK Profile on this website and click the "Connect with STRAVA" button!
  4. Start riding/running (on August 28th) and log your mileage through Strava*
  5. And start fundraising now, registration and the leaderboard will open soon!
*Strava offers manual online entry or automatic entry through many wearable devices (i.e. Apple Watch, etc.) — stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the start of the competition!