Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.
Bikes are awesome. Whether you're an outdoor adventurer, endurance cyclist, or just someone without a car, the arrival of spring means it's time to re-acclimate your ass to your banana seat and hit the road. While chances are pretty good you'll see more than a few two-wheelers on the road this weekend, one group is taking their love of biking even further.
Now in its fourth year, 30 Days of Biking invites cyclists of all kinds to pledge to ride their bikes for 30 days straight and document their adventures online at 30daysofbiking.com
Nearly 2,000 people from around the world have already made the pledge, and co-founder Patrick Stephenson says he expects approximately 4,000 riders total.
"It surprises me every year how many people keep coming back," says Stephenson. "I can't believe it, but it's so much fun that I think people get excited and tell their friends, which has helped us continue to grow."
And what is Stephenson's plan if the weather decided to act all Minnesota-y in April? Ride on.
"We ride no matter what," he laughs. "Just because the weather is bad doesn't mean you can't get on your bike."
IF YOU GO:
30 Days of Biking Kickoff Ride
Minnehaha Falls (meet outside Sea Salt Eatery)