MoVelocity.org is a site that I have enjoyed being a part of quite a lot. For those who don’t know, it’s a free site started by a local group whose only goal was to get people up and moving. The site, in idea, is very simple. Allow people to log in, post exercise or other activities they do (Yard Monkey is my favorite), convert those activities to miles and try to get enough people doing it to reach 1,000,000 miles. On the back end, it’s not really all that simple. There is a lot of calculating and database work taking place behind the scenes.
MoVelocity.org has been gaining miles very slowly lately. Not sure why. Perhaps people have forgotten about it. We’re nearing 680,000 miles, but an article in the News Review some time about a man walking across the USA kind of got me thinking about it again. I emailed the man and he said he would be happy to talk to MoVelocity about letting us track his movements across the USA. I’m hoping that we’ll get a reciprocal link with his site and, as he progresses on his trip and talks to people all across the land, we get more members and finally hit that million mile mark.
You should check the site out. There’s nothing to buy. Only motivation to go.