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Fall 2022

Battle of the Piney Woods Cycling Challenge

Sept. 1 through 30

As we look forward to The Battle of the Piney Woods, take a spin into this challenge against Sam Houston State University to determine which school has the best cycling skills.

How it works

  1. Attend any cycling Group Axe class at the Student Recreation Center throughout the month of September.
  2. Record your mileage with your cycling instructor.

The university with the highest average miles wins the competition! The winning university will be recognized on game day during the Battle of the Piney Woods.

Prize eligibility

Participants who attend the most classes or track the most mileage at SFA will be entered into a drawing to win SFA swag. Participants that participate in at least two cycling classes per week will earn a prize.


Archived Challenges

Spring 2022

Complete three workouts per week over the course of 15 weeks

Reward yourself for building a dedication to fitness. Workouts can be completed by participating in a Group Axe class, working out with a personal trainer, or exercising on your own at the Student Recreation Center.

Getting Started

Challenge cards will be available beginning the first day for pick up at the fitness desk, located near the weight room floor.

Storing your challenge card

Ensure you always have your challenge card — allow us to store it for you until your next workout! You may choose to take it with you; however, any misplaced or forgotten cards will not receive credit for the workouts previously logged.

Challenge submissions

All challenge cards must be returned to the fitness desk by the designated deadline. Late entries will not be accepted. Eligible participants will entered to receive a prize!

Prize eligibility

Participants with an active Campus Recreation membership are eligible to receive a prize upon challenge completion. A total of 45 validation signatures are required.

Rules and guidelines

  • Your name and email address must be legible on card.
  • Only you can present the card for a validation signature.
  • Workouts are validated when they become signed and dated by a Fitness and Wellness employee.
  • You must present your card at the conclusion of your workout. We will not give you credit for a previous date in which your card was not presented.
  • You may not make up days by working out an additional day per week.
  • Logged workouts exceeding the maximum of three will be nullified, regardless of a validation signature.

Reach out to any Fitness and Wellness employee on duty or contact Jescelyn Villarreal, assistant director of fitness and wellness, at 936.468.5835 or



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Physical Address:
Student Recreation Center
1817 Wilson Drive

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13016, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962