I took my bike in for a repair estimate yesterday and was told it would cost between $200-$250 to get my bike back into riding condition. Yikes! That much money just to get my 12-year-old mountain bike where it was a year ago? No thank you. I am in the market for a bicycle and I need one soon.
30 Days of Biking starts tomorrow! What's 30 Days of biking you ask? Well, you're in luck. Here to tell you all about it is a friend of mine and one of the founders, himself.
What is this 30 Days of Biking Thing Anyways?
30 Days of Biking is a challenge to ride your bike every day for thirty days during the month of April. It is what you make of it. Your goals drive what the event means for you. The one common theme is that we all ride every day!
We then share adventures online and with the world: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Daily Mile, snail mail, bottles in the ocean. Take photos, issue tweets, write blog entries. By participating in 30 Days of Biking, you join a worldwide community of cyclists who will encourage you along the way—you won’t be alone, you will be encouraged!
At 30 Days of Biking, we strongly believe that biking enriches life, builds community, and preserves the earth. It's what we here have personally seen and witnessed time and time again from year one participants. People who participate literally change their lives in a profound way—from physical enhancements (slimmer bodies, tighter butts, titanium legs) to internal changes (state of being, feeling zen) to social boosts (meeting new fun people, spending quality biking time with family).
We encourage you to try 30 Days of Biking, challenge yourself, and see what kinds of stories you have!
Zachariah Schaap is one of the founders of 30 Days of Biking. You can follow him on twitter @Zachamon or just use the hashtag #30daysofbiking. You can also "like" 30 Days of Biking on facebook here. Sign up here! It's free!