Happy September everyone (almost). I'd really like to see the 230s this month and I'm going to do that by participating in 30 Days of Biking which starts today. I'm kicking it off with a bunch of other people with a 10-mile ride that does a figure 8 through historic Northeast Minneapolis and Dinkytown (the college part of town). The camera's coming with. I'm stoked.
I'm considering doing a ride called the Greenway Challenge. The city of Minneapolis is very bicycle friendly. Despite her blustery winters, Minneapolis was actually named the #1 bicycling city in America by Bicycling Magazine in 2010. There are even people who bike year-round. I don't know if I'm that crazy yet, but we'll see. Anyway, a few years ago, Minneapolis put in a 5.5 mile bike/pedestrian trail that runs across Minneapolis from east to west (or west to east, depending on which way you're riding) called the Midtown Greenway.
The Greenway Challenge is a bike ride and benefit for the Midtown Greenway Coalition (the good people that brought us the Greenway). I'd have to raise $250 in order to enter, then ride four round-trips on the Greenway for a total of 44 miles.
I only bike about 10-12 miles a day as it stands right now. I don't know if I have the stamina for a 44 mile bike race (especially on a mountain bike). It would have to be something I worked up to over the month of September.
What do you think? Would you chip in a couple bucks to help me participate? Could I even stay on my bike for 44 miles?