A tradition of ambition
In 2017 we started a new program that we un-ambitiously called our Goal Program. Even if you aren't the kind of person to whom goals appeal, we hope our program might appeal to you.
Part of the reason we here at Yawp! remain resistant to cycling goals is that most everyday riders don't have them. Riders who enjoy racing seriously have them, and because we are not fast (and never will be) we are outside of the cycling subculture most congruent with goal setting. Know what, though? We've set goals anyway, and they've led to unbelievably positive outcomes. That's why we suggest that you think about setting one yourself.
Yawp! offers an annual goal completion program. All you have to do to sign up. We accept submissions between January 1st and 31st every year. You may find goal-setting to be exhausting and obnoxious. If you're thinking this Program is not for you, remember these two things:
1. Why make a bunch of spur-of-the-moment bad decisions when you could make your bad decisions in advance?
2. There will be prizes for anyone who meets their goal.
The folks who set goals for 2017 really blew me away. They aimed high, and if they did not hit their targets it wasn't for lack of effort. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to those of you who met your goals.
If you aren't sure what kind of goal you want to set, here are a few examples:
-Commute to work by bike one day per week, every week.
-Ride 7,000 miles in a year.
-Thin out the stable and only ride one bike in 2018.
-Ride 1,000 miles on dirt.
-Bikepack for one weekend.
-Bikepack the Colorado Trail.
-Finish a 50-mile event.
-Ride a hundo every month.
-Clean everything at Dakota Ridge.
-Race the Iditarod.
You must submit your goal between January 1st and 31st. You must complete your goal by December 31st of that year.
Challenge yourself. If commuting to work will not be a challenge, set a different goal.
Buying a new bike, getting your touring rig all situated, or finally getting your brakes dialed are all good goals, but they don't count toward this program. Your goal must have to do with riding.
Set as many goals as you like; only one prize per participant.
To sign up, just fill out the form below.
The submission period for 2019 is over. Check back here in January of 2020 to enroll.