Ride your bike every day. We know that, for some of you, doing such a thing is a no-brainer. Come hell or (literally) high water, you will pedal somewhere for something and think nothing of it. We admire you. We salute you. We want to be like you, so a few of us signed up for a worldwide event called 30 Days of Biking. Adam, Bicycle Times’ editor-in-chief; Maurice, its publisher; and Katherine, its web editor, pledged to get out and ride every day this month. For the next 30 days, there are no excuses.
30 Days of Biking is a social-media driven movement that has run the course of April for six years. It’s straightforward: ride your bike every day from April 1 to April 30, no matter what. Weather, travel, darkness … none of those are worthy reasons to skip out on a two-wheeled jaunt of some distance.
Patrick Stephenson and Zachariah Schaap of Minneapolis started the movement with a few friends in 2010. It has since become so big that the city of Minneapolis—already progressive in its cycling culture and infrastructure—declared April “30 Days of Biking Month.”
Want to join us? Pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online. For every two pledges, 30 Days of Biking will donate $1 to World Bicycle Relief. The goal is 10,000 pledges.
Hashtag #30daysofbiking and #bicycletimes so we can see who is riding with us, or send images directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share some of them. We will periodically post our own adventures and, at the end, we will discuss what we learned. Follow along with us on the Bicycle Times Instagram page.
See you out there!