30 Days of Biking is a pledge to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online with the hashtag #30daysofbiking.
There’s no minimum distance — down a hill and around your garage count just like a 20-mile commute or a 350-mile charity ride.
If you miss a day, no worries. Just keep riding and don’t give up! It’s all for fun, or as serious as you want it to be. What matters is we’re all in this together.
How did it start ?? In March 2010, during an especially balmy and bright Minneapolis spring, two best friends bonded around a social media beast named 30 Days of Biking. The 30 Days of Biking pledge was simple: Ride somewhere every day for 30 days, then share your adventures online.
The friends promoted 30 Days of Biking on Twitter throughout March, enlisting their pals to ride through April. But as their crew discussed 30 Days of Biking, other Twitterers noticed and made the pledge, too. People from not only Minneapolis but all around the world joined in—until 300 cyclists had made the pledge to ride 30 days in a row.
Word spread, then spread some more. And just like that, 30 Days of Biking blew up.
A signed-up cyclist was thus devoted to biking throughout April, in a communal celebration of bicycling. Your daily jaunt could be of any length (20 miles, to the store, around the block), on any bike. Some participants already rode every day, “365 days of biking is my life!”, so 30 Days of Biking requested they go further, 100 miles a day if need be, in the mud, on a single-speed, barefoot.
The point was to challenge yourself, to tell stories and write poems about your rides, to post photos and videos, to share what you love about bicycling with a community forming before your eyes. The movement was powerful because it could be shaped to fit any cyclist. And it still is.
The response 30 Days of Biking has received has been staggering. People love bikes and want to ride every day. The movement just gave their desire a name—and a month.
If you want to register on the “30 Days of Biking” website Click Here