For the past couple of years, I have heard about the social media cycling phenomenon known as 30 Days of Biking. The point of the activity is to ride your bike every day in April. Then tweet, blog, or share it somehow on the interweb. Pretty simple, no?
Work got busy, the brevet season kicked in, and my organized approach to #30daysofbiking went right out the window. I continued to participate, but not as tweetily.
I commuted with Felkerino:
Took a few panda shots:
Rode with the zombies:
Spent some time riding with the D.C. Randonneurs:
And I certainly can’t forget one of my favorite bicycling destinations, #fridaycoffeeclub:
I tracked my miles and days of riding, and my totals for April ended up as follows:
- 26 days of biking
- 894 miles ridden
- 1 fleche (238 miles);
- 1 300K brevet (189);
- 2 centuries;
- 19 commutes; and
- other miscellaneous stuff.
I’m happy with that. I took four days off the bike because I didn’t feel like riding and figured why fight it. I ended up walking those four days instead, which I’ve also heard is good for you.
Most of all, I enjoyed 30 Days of Biking because I liked checking in on the rides of other tweeps and bloggers. It’s cool to see where we all ride and how we use our bikes, be it for transpo, utility, sport, or a mix of all three.