Posts Tagged ‘bicycle’

June 15, 2016

The Dragon Slayer

Sometimes it is good to take a quick break from 100% Munzee posts and let you know something personal about members of Team Munzee. Especially when one of our members accomplishes something amazing that needs to be shared! Today that team member is Louise. You probably know her as our Munzee Events Manager and have dealt with her if you have ever hosted an event. On June 5th she added another title after her name, The Dragon Slayer.

Louise made it clear from day one she is a serious cyclist but no one was prepared for the feat she would accomplish on June 5th. She cycled in the Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales by le Tour de France. The Dragon Ride is a grueling 100 kilometer (~60 mile) race through the mountains of Wales, near Cardiff. The course consisted of nearly 5000 feet of vertical elevation change with three mountains and warm temperatures on the sunny day. Louise battled through it all and was the first female to cross the line, in style on her bright pink Bianchi bike. The entire race took Louise 3 hours, 48 minutes, and 8 seconds. Not only was she the first female, but only 5 males beat her across the line. editors note: we blame the traffic lights she got stopped at on the open road course, otherwise she would have beat the boys too.

Well done Louise! You have made Munzee proud and we look forward to your next race!

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Notice the Munzee on her sleeve? We are proud to be one of her sponsors. Also DBA Sports, VeloFlow, and Bicycle Richmond. Her indoor training is done with brilliant instructors at The Marlow Club. And that sweet pink bike is a Bianchi.

You’ll also notice this post goes live at an unusual time for MHQ information. We like to aim for 10am and 2-3pm. This post is about our UK employee so it seems fitting we launch it at 10am in the UK. 🙂 We are a worldwide game, and company, after all.

Now we hope you understand more about the inspiration behind the MunzFit events. Speaking of events we know she would encourage all of you to check out the Munzee calendar and click here to look for events near you!

Keep Calm and Munzee On!

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August 8, 2013

Whomp Nation nearing the finish line

April 15th Shannon & Caley, known as Whomp Nation set out from St. John’s at the easternmost point of North America. Their mission: to ride 2 tandem bicycles from East to West across Canada, from sea to sea.  They are almost to the finish line, only a few days left!  300 km left until they make it to Vancouver where they will be on Breakfast Television Monday morning.  We’ve enjoyed watching and following their trip.  Take a minute to follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

They’ve been deploying Munzees the entire trip, with 70 already on the map.  Each of their deployed Munzees have a special capture logo.     Check out their Munzee map!    Check out their Munzee account

 

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July 3, 2013

Get Fit this Friday!

Munzee challenges you to get outside and Get Fit this Friday, July 5th, 2013! We will give out prizes randomly to players who capture Munzees throughout the day.  This contest is open to players worldwide.  3 players will win the FitBit™ Flex, and other players will win iTunes™ and Google Play™ gift cards.  Number of participants determines the number of winners.

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Speaking of getting fit, Whomp Nation continues to make progress on their bicycle tour across Canada!  Today they’ve made it to International Falls at the Canadian border with the US in northern Minnesota.  Follow their progress and encourage them via their blog.

 

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June 30, 2013

Whomp Nation

Are you familiar with the Munzee duo named Whomp Nation? In April, 2013 Whomp Nation pedalled off from the East Coast of Canada to bike 2 tandems across the country. Their goal: to experience the country, the culture, and the people! Shannon and Caley are deploying Munzees all across Canada which have a special capture logo. Find more information about their journey at www.whompnation.com.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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