2016 marks my third year of participating in 30 Days of Biking. To date, over 8,000 people have pledged to ride a bike every day this month and help generate funding for World Bicycle Relief.
What I enjoy most about this "community of joyful cyclists" is the low key approach to cycling. It doesn't revolve around a certain amount of miles or types of rides. There are no requirements for participating. Even if a person is unable to ride a day or two, there's no element of failure. Just get back on your bike and pick up where you left off.
Here's where I've been pedaling:
Day One - The timing couldn't have been any better with the Waukee Ice Cream Shop opening on the first day. I was their first customer of the season! Surprised? I didn't think so!
Day Two - The WIND!!! Luckily the Clive Greenbelt Trail is a handy place to hide.
Day Three - Found a pencil on my errand ride around town.
Day Four - This ride included a bike break along the Skunk River. Read about it here.
Day Five - Errands and stop at the local hardware store.
Day Six - Made a donation to the free library outside a nearby church.
Day Seven - Rode the Raccoon River Valley Trail while the wind slept in.
Day Eight - Another ride involving books. This was a trip to the Waukee Public Library.
Day Nine - Back out on the Raccoon River Valley trail.
Day Ten - A trip to the post office.
It's not too late to participate. Help 30 Days of Biking reach their goal of 10,000 pledges and celebrate with some ice cream.