April 1 … Today begins the Twitter-launched virtual riding odyssey called #30daysofbiking. As outlined so perfectly by the “founder(s)”, the official mission statement reads:
We ride our bikes. Every. Friggin. Day.
How does it work? Simple: get out there and ride a bike. Somewhere. Anywhere. Ride around the block. Ride to work. Ride to the store. Ride with your kids. Ride with your partner. Ride by yourself. Just ride … every day, 30 days, for the month of April. You will be so glad you did! 😀
Please take a minute to visit the great site (30daysofbiking.com) set up for this project by its twitter founders (@patiomensch, @rycera & @nicycle – hoping I got this right?). In the meantime, here’s a summary (from the site) of the project’s “How to Participate” steps. Simple, really …
Step 1: Make the pledge. Get on twitter and tweet @patiomensch of your plans to participate in #30daysofbiking.
Step 2: Ride your bike. Somewhere. Anywhere. If you’re riding, you’re participating.
Step 3: Tweet about your ride, including the hashtag #30daysofbiking. Share your experience, join the conversation.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1 & 2 each day through the month of April.
The only “rules” are that you ride your bike every day for 30 days, and tweet about your adventures …
I have said this before, but I have “met” some of the finest, funniest, most amazing cyclists in the virtual Twitterverse … and I absolutely love that this project was hatched there. Mostly, it’s an amazing thing to be riding “with” all of my twitter cycling pals – even though we reside in different cities around the globe. How great is that?
So – today’s ride was a quick morning road ride … Glorious spring morning, sun shining, trees blooming, perfect cycling weather. A great start to #30daysofbiking … and it’s just the beginning!