Now in its fifth year, 30 Days of Biking kicks off this weekend with a few fun events around town. The happening encourages cyclists — be they new riders, casual bikers, competitive athletes, or regular commuters — to commit to biking every day for a month, and then share their experiences online. The challenge is not just for locals; folks from around the world, including Spain, Germany, and Canada, have participated. This year, the organization is teaming up with Bikes 4 Kidz, and hopes to give away 300 bikes to children whose families are unable to afford a bicycle. For every 30 people who sign up, a kid will get a bike. Happenings this week include an ice-cream social at Freewheel Midtown Bike Center (2834 10th Ave. S., Minneapolis) from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and on Sunday people can meet at Gold Medal park for a casual ride to Red Stag Supperclub. Other upcoming events include a family-friendly tour in south Minneapolis, a slow-paced brewery crawl, and an art show and benefit party hosted by Adam Turman at the always fab Chowgirls Catering. For more info and to sign up, visit 30daysofbiking.com.
Sun., March 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2014