30 Days of Biking Pledge

A really nice April ride.

A really nice April ride.

Maybe you’ve done this before - it’s a great way to kick start your cycling season. The idea: Make a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your experience on social media with the hashtag #30daysofbiking. Maybe #bikeGR too.

To quote from the 30 days of biking website: “There’s no minimum distance - down hill and around your garage count just like a 20 mile commute or 350 mile charity ride. If you miss a day, no worries. Just keep riding and don’t give up! It’s all for giggles, or as serious as you want it to be. What matters is that we’re all in this together. And yep, spin class counts!”

I really like that this is easy to do and it motivates me. Confession time: I’ve simply ridden around the block once on a miserable wet day. OK. I maybe did that twice but I made it out every day of the month. Rumor has it that one of the GGRBC board members even rode in their pajamas when they’d almost forgotten and it was nearly bedtime. No matter - it’s fun and nobody will check up on you. It feels so good to get back outside on a bike - maybe even in shorts on a nice sunny day. The hardest part is getting started and out the door. An added bonus I found out this year - those rainy day spin classes count too! YES!

You can enter and make a pledge officially at www.30daysofbiking.com. Or just share your experience informally on social media. Challenge your friends to pledge too. Double dog dare them. Triple dog dare them. Take photos. Write stories. Pump up those tires and have fun. Start your season off with a smile and make sure to tag whatever you share with #30daysofbiking and #bikeGR. Happy riding.

It might be warm and sunny with a friend.

It might be warm and sunny with a friend.

Or maybe like April 15, 2018 at Too Tall’s Ice Cream.

Or maybe like April 15, 2018 at Too Tall’s Ice Cream.