Frequently Asked Questions
The SCC is open to all residents of Renfrew County and Lanark County for the month of June.
You are welcome to record your AT trips all year round, however only the June trips will be considered in establishing the winning County in the Silver Chain Challenge.
In the orange block at right, click on LOG IN. Enter a unique username and your email address. Add your Date of Birth. Select the Municipality in which you live, then complete the CAPTCHA field. Click on the Create New Account button.
Now go and check your email. You will receive an email with instructions on how to validate your account. Be sure to check your spam or junk folder in case it gets delivered there.
The Silver Chain Challenge is a friendly competition between Renfrew County and Lanark County to inspire and promote more active and healthier communities. It takes place throughout the month of June 2015, which is the third year of this annual competition.
Renfrew County will be welcoming this friendly challenge from Lanark County to compete for the most number of kilometres biked over the month of June. While accepting this challenge, we would like to raise the bar and invite all Renfrew County residents and visitors to dust off their bikes, put on their shoes and participate in any form of active transportation.
This is the third year that Lanark County is issuing the challenge to Renfrew County. In support, our partners at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute are promoting and challenging both counties to be more active for healthier hearts and stronger communities.
Lanark County won the coveted Warden's Plate in 2013 for logging the most cycling points; however, Renfrew County recorded the highest level of participation overall. Then Renfrew County came back stronger to take the plate in 2014. So we are all winners! Who will come out on top for 2015?
1 point for each kilometer
25% bonus for an AT trip.
25% bonus for age 1 - 16 or 65 +
25% bonus for wearing a helmet.
For example, if a 67 year old person rode 10K to work instead of taking a car or bus and wore a helmet the total points for that trip would be: 10 + 2.5 + 2.5 + 2.5 = 17.5
To create the bar graph, our system adds up all the points for the county and then divides by the population of the county [and then multiplies by 100 to eliminate pesky decimal points].
In the orange box at right, click on REQUEST NEW PASSWORD.
Enter your email address. A time sensitive email will be sent to you that for security reasons, will be active for 24 hours only.
Check you email, spam and junk mailboxes for an email entitled: REPLACEMENT LOGIN INFORMATION.
Click on the hyperlink therein and follow the instructions.
The easiest was it to register your group, tally the km offline, and enter one total per trip or day on the Silver Chain Challenge website.
However, it gets more complicated if you have people of mixed ages in your group, as extra points are assigned for participants 16 years of age and younger, and those over 65 years.
The best option is to register on behalf of each age group entering a relevant Date of Birth.
For example, a family would create an account to tally km for the children, plus a second for parents and young adults over 16 years of age. If grandparents are also participating, create a third account to log their km.
Remember, you will require a unique email for each account.
My kids are trying to register individually with their own emails. #1 son registered no problem, #2 son is not being allowed; the message says already registered.
Most likely the issue is that your first son has not logged out of the system. Before #2 son tries to sign up or in, make sure #1 son clicks the LOG OUT button at either upper right, or bottom orange bar in right column.
1250 steps equals 1 km.