Freezing Saddles is a game organized by friends in the Washington Area Bike Forum. It is a convivial and good-humored team competition in which participants are randomly assigned to teams. The teams then compete for points. Ten points are given for every day someone rides at least a mile, and additional points as follows: 10 points for mile 1, 9 points for mile 2, 8 points for mile 3, etc. Miles 10 and over each day earn one point each.
The game runs from 00:00:00 January 1 through 23:59:59 March 18, in Washington, DC local time. Rides begun before the start time or ending after the end time March 20 will not count.
Communications and organization will be through the Washington Area Bike Forum.
Registering is only the first step in entering the game. Please visit and bookmark this link to learn the other steps required.
If you just want to be one of the Friends of BAFS (listed on the site, participate in events, receive e-mail notifications of events, and be eligible for most Pointless Prizes, but not compete for points), you don’t need to fill out this form at all. Just follow the steps at this link.
Registration will close (and this form will disappear) at the earlier of a) when we have 250 registrations or b) 11:59:59 pm EST on December 24, 2023, so please get your form in before then if you want to participate. Time remaining to register (if we don’t hit the 250-participant limit) is:
If you want to get a flavor of what the competition has been like in past years, you can check out the forum topic.
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